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Palatine Retirement Workshops

Are You Ready for Retirement?

The Palatine Office is hosting a set of retirement workshops taking place in the Palatine IEA-NEA Office.

Workshops will be conducted by representatives from two Illinois Retirement Systems – TRS (for Teachers/certified faculty) and IMRF (for Education Support Personnel). Information is geared for all members seeking information about their Illinois Retirement System benefits whether considering retiring soon or desiring to learn about this benefit. Register for either or both as appropriate, but hurry — space is limited!

LOCATION
553 N. North Ct., Suite 205
Palatine, IL

TRS WORKSHOP
January 28, 2020
5-6:30 p.m.
RSVP Now

IMRF WORKSHOP
February 4, 2020
5-6:30 p.m.
RSVP Now

IEA Bargaining Conference 2020

The IEA Bargaining Workgroup is excited to announce that we are hosting another Bargaining Conference. The conference will be presented by you, the members, with the IEA staff there to assist. In the past, thanks to your financial support and promotion, we had over 120 members attend the Bargaining Conference and this year we expect that many or more. This year, we have a great line up of new topics that will be presented by members and leaders this year.

RSVP Today!

Cost: $50 per local (if your Region has not contributed) with no limit on the number of attendees. Consult your local president or Region Chair

When: February 8th, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m-2:00 p.m.

Where: NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Agenda:

8am – 9am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9am – 9:50am:
Staff Injuries and How to Handle Them – How to contractually deal with staff being injured by students.
Retirement Planning for New Teachers – “Tier II” TRS Explained – Explaining the differences for retirement and ideas for contract issues.
Putting Your Evaluation Plan into Your Contract – Why do you need your evaluation tool in your contract? What parts are the most important to get in your contact if you don’t put it all in there? What evaluation protections should your bargain for your ESP members?
Legal Updates – New legislation will change how you and your members handle DCFS, Social Media, and a host of other issues. Here’s what you need to be aware of.
Insurance Issues – Money, Money, Money – How to bargain better insurance or lower insurance costs at the table.

10am – 10:50am
Retirement Planning for New ESPS – “Tier II” IMRF Explained – Explaining the differences for retirement and ideas for contract issues.
E-Learning Days – Many districts are turning to “E-Learning Days” to save money, but what are they really? And what should you bargain about them for your members?
Negotiating Employer Paid 403(b) Contributions – To free up more money for the contract, more local education associations across the state are learning how to negotiate cost neutral employer 403(b) contributions into labor contacts.
Workers’ Comp – When members are hurt on the job, what are their rights and what can we bargain?
Staff Injuries and How to Handle Them – How to contractually deal with staff being injured by students.

11am – 11:50am
E-Learning Days
Legal Updates
School Board Elections – What is GR and How Does it Help You?
– Our Government Relations Team explains what it does and how it can help you get involved in school board elections.
Workers’ Comp
Insurance Issues – Money, Money, Money

Lunch (Noon – 12:50pm) – Keynote Speaker: IEA Executive Director Audrey Soglin

1pm – 2pm Roundtable: What’s Next? – Deeper dive in to the topics presented today and some discussion of topics for future IEA-sponsored trainings.

RSVP

Training Opportunity – ACES 101 (with clock hours!)

Palatine IEA-NEA Office Adverse Childhood Experiences 

Register Here

ACES BUILDING TRAUMA-INFORMED SYSTEMS

SUMMARY

Assist your local association, school or community with becoming trauma-informed in order to help our most vulnerable students excel in social, emotional and academic learning. This 2-1/2 day training enables participants to discover the ACEs research, examine components of trauma-informed schools and gather tools to assist students with building their resiliency and strengthening their executive function skills.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

Assess where their organization is on the continuum of becoming trauma-informed.

Determine their portals of entry or spheres of influence in order to raise the level of awareness and knowledge base in their own settings.

Formerly, known as Training of Trainers, these sessions lay the groundwork that will assist you or your team in building trauma-informed systems.

If you don’t have any background on ACEs, we urge you to watch two videos prior to arrival at the training.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris’ Ted Talk on ACEs

Dr. Marjorie Fujara’s short webinar for IEA members on the effect of ACEs on the brain called: It’s Not Rocket Science. It’s Brain Science.

Both are posted on the IEA website.

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019,  to Thursday, November 21, 2019
Where: Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora, IL 60502
Dress code: Casual
Registration deadline: November 10, 2019

Register Here

MEAL/LODGING DETAILS

The cost of the conference is $110.00 per person. You can pay online near the end of your registration, or you can pay with a check upon your arrival at the conference.

The fee includes: conference registration, materials and food. No additional fees will be required. Dinner is on your own.

The first day’s schedule will begin with registration and light breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Training is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Showing of Resilience for interested participants will immediately follow the training. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.

Day two will start at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast. Training is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Showing of Paper Tigers for interested participants will immediately follow the training. Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.

The final day will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. Training begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. 

To be reimbursed for expenses, please ask your district, your IEA local or your IEA region, first. If you cannot find funding through any of those measures, please contact Lindsay Powell, and IEA will work to reimburse you for major expenses.

Building Representative Training

Building Rep Training Flyer 2019 IEA

PLEASE RSVP HERE or at bit.ly/BRTraining2019
by Friday, Sept. 6th

New Leader Boot Camp

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To Register: http://bit.ly/PalatineNewLeaderBootCamp

IEA School Board Endorsements!

Candidates Recommended by Locals in Regions Belonging to the IEA Palatine Office

CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 15
Peggy Babcock
Jim Ekeberg
Gerry Chapman
Dave Border
Adam Bauske

TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 214
Millie Palmer
Lenny Walker
Todd Younger
Mark Hineman

SCHOOL DISTRICT 59
Karen Osmanski
Mardell Schumacher
Janice Krinsky
Sharon Roberts

SCHOOL DISTRICT 54
Bob Kaplan
Charlotte Kegarise
Ken VanDyke
Matt Saternus

SCHOOL DISTRICT 26
Dr. Sue Stolzer
Bob Grimpe
Julia Nemcek

COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 220
Sandra Ficke-Bradford
Penny Kazmier
Gavin Newman

GNA Bargaining Conference

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The 2016 GNA Bargaining Workgroup is excited to announce that we are hosting another Bargaining Conference. The conference will be presented by you, the active leaders, with the IEA staff there to assist. Last year’s Bargaining Conference was a great success with over 110 participants. This year, we have a great line up of new topics that will be presented by members and leaders this year.
Cost: $50 per local (if your Region has not contributed) with no limit on the number of attendees.
When: January 7th, 2017
Time: 9:15 am – 1:50 pm
Where: NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
What we need: Please promote this event with your membership and RSVP below.  The cost is $50 per local if your Region has not sponsored regionally. If you have any questions please contact your UniServ Director or Kevin Bennett at kevin.bennett@ieanea.org.

Thank you for your support in making the 2017 GNA Bargaining Conference another huge success.

In Solidarity.

Please RSVP at bit.ly/GNABargaining17.

 Agenda and Schedule

 9:15am – 10am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

10am – 10:50am
Room 1 – Retirement Bumps – Presented by the Mundelein Education Association
Room 2 – Salary Schedules – Presented by the Kaneland Elementary Education Association
Room 3 – CEC: What They Do To Help Your Local – Presented by the Rockford Education Association
Room 4 – Intro to Becoming an IEA Qualified Bargainer – Facilitated by Crystal Bush, IEA Intern

11am – 11:50am
Room 1 – Two Tiers: Lessons Learned – Presented by the Arlington Heights Education Association
Room 2 – PERA: Adding Student Growth into Your Appraisal Plan – Presented by the Schaumburg Education Association
Room 3 – IMRF – Presented by IMRF Representatives
Room 4 – Bargaining Higher Ed Contracts: A Panel Discussion – Facilitated by Crystal Bush, IEA Intern.

Lunch – Noon – 12:50 – Let’s build power

1:00 – 1:50pm –
Room 1 – 403(b) Presentation – Presented by the Kildeer Education Association and Stevenson Education Association
Room 2 – School Nurses: This Is How Things Are Supposed to Be – Presented by representatives from the Illinois School Nurse Association
Room 3 – Membership Engagement – Presented by the Wauconda Education Association

ACT NOW – Stop Gov. Rauner’s “right-to-work” (for less) proposal

STOP RTW

IEA members are urged to take action immediately to stop Gov. Bruce Rauner’s attack on the rights of hard-working Illinoisans.

The Illinois House on Thursday is expected to vote on the proposal to create “empowerment” or “right-to-work” zones around the state.

The governor’s proposal is intended to weaken unions and allow employers to ignore prevailing wage laws and employee collective bargaining rights.

The Illinois House is scheduled to vote on Thursday, May 14, on the governor’s “right-to-work” bill. Act now!

And, read The Rauner Report for more.

Opportunity for All: ESEA Week of Action

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the landmark 1965 law that established the federal government’s prominent role in providing equal access to a quality education for all children. ESEA has been reauthorized, or updated, six times, the most recent being No Child Left Behind (NCLB), enacted in 2002.

 

There is widespread bipartisan consensus, both in Washington and in our classrooms, that NCLB is broken, and we believe that 2015 is the year that Congress will move forward on an overhaul of the law. This is why NEA has declared a “Week of Action” from Feb 16-20, when educators (that’s you!) will let Congress know that any re-authorization of ESEA must:

  • Provide an Opportunity Dashboard for students, families and policy-makers
  • Reduce high-stakes testing to allow time to learn
  • Remove the high-stakes decisions associated with assessments
  • Ensure educator voices are a part of the policy-making process

Click here to read more about the issue from NEA, or

Take Action Now

Week of Action