September 28, 2017
Last night FUSD announced that it would pay subs $500 per day during a Strike. 

There are only two words to describe their actions-desperate and typical. They avoid responding to proposals that will help students and educators, drag bargaining out over 455 days, but agree to pay subs up $1.9 million dollars per day during the strike, all while telling us they respect us?  No thank you! 

Let's put the numbers into context:
$500 per day is more than a teacher with 15 years of experience makes per day in FUSD.  What teacher would cross a picket line, earn less than a sub for the day, and still be held responsible for whatever happens as a teacher of record?

3800 FTA Educators  $500 = $1.9 million per day.

What can FUSD do with $1.9 million? Hire 41 new teachers to help cap class sizes!
Be prepared . Their desperation is likely to continue, and the following are typical next moves when a district feels pressure:
  • Giving us a counter proposal ahead of the strike vote in an attempt to divide us and slow down our momentum for October 3rd. For example, if you hear they are all of a sudden "guaranteeing" their 90-10 healthcare plan, be cautious. The details of our healthcare plan must be done correctly to truly guarantee we will not find ourselves paying more money in surprise costs later.  
  • Trying to create division between parents and educators by telling parents that the strike is only about wages & benefits, and has nothing to do with students.
  • Trying to scare educators by threatening to eliminate their healthcare during a strike.

The importance of your presence on October 3rd just got bigger.  Talk to your colleagues and encourage everyone to show up Tuesday wearing their BLUE t-shirts.  You will be signed in electronically to the event.  Look for an email from Eventbrite with your ticket attached.

I hope to see you all at People's Church on Tuesday October 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00pm.
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The  FTA rep. council voted to authorize the executive board to call for a strike vote of the general membership. So what does that mean? FTA President Tish Rice explains.

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