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

“Creating a Student Growth Model for District Evaluations”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Palatine IEA Office Conference Center

553 N. North Court – Suite 205

Palatine, IL 60067

This IEA PERA training will focus on the creation of a student growth model for district evaluations.  We encourage UniServ Directors and teams of local leaders and administrators to attend.  Diana Zaleski, Rachel Clark, and two local administrators will present information and suggested ideas which may be used to guide locals as they create their student growth models.  Examples of PERA implementation plans will be presented so that teams may get ideas for their work.  The rest of the time will be devoted to team planning.

PERAIEA PERA Workgroup (Dave Alexander, Kristine Argue,  Rachel Clark, Amelia Finch, Larry Frank, Susan Goudreau, Dave Griffith, Paul Klenck, Anna Lewis, Mary Jane Morris, Daryl Morrison, Bob Ray, Mitch Roth, Carolyn Sloan, Audrey Soglin, Janet Tate and Tom Terranova)

Dinner Will Be Served

RSVP: Please respond no later than Wednesday, February 11, 2015 to Hasmig.Nielsen@ieanea.org in order to ensure your meal is on order.

ESP Bargaining Roundtable

The IEA Northern Zone Bargaining Roundtable

RoundTable

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

IEA Palatine Office

553 N. North Ct., Suite 210

847-359-0300

(Satellite Video IEA Elgin Office; 2230 Point Boulevard, Suite 400)

 

Bargaining ESP Bargaining Roundtable Agenda

5:30 – 6:00 Dinner will be served and attendees will have time to introduce each other.
6:00 – 6:45 Presentation on Bargaining a Living Wage.
6:45 – 8:00 Group questions, answers and comments.
8:00 Adjourn. Those who wish to stay and talk may do so.

 

The purpose of the Bargaining Roundtable is to accomplish several items. We hope to:

  1. Give all the Bargainers in the IEA Northern Area an opportunity to get to know each other.
  2. Give all the Bargainers an opportunity to exchange ideas and issues.
  3. Give all the Bargainers an opportunity to help one another in their negotiations.

We will respect everyone’s time and stick to the published agenda and timeline. RSVP for the Bargaining Roundtable no later than Monday, February 2nd. Your RSVP is important so that we can ensure we have enough space and food available.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 2nd.

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(or go to bit.ly/Feb15RoundTable)

 

Satellite Video Meeting at the Elgin IEA office

We are trying to expand our experiment during this Bargaining Roundtable meeting. We will have a video link between the Palatine IEA office and the Elgin IEA office. For those interested in attending the Elgin Satellite meeting, please indicate that when you register

How your Evaluation, PERA, RIF and Negotiation committees work together

The IEA Northern Zone Bargaining Roundtable

RoundTable

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

IEA Palatine Office

553 N. North Ct., Suite 210

847-359-0300

 

Bargaining Roundtable Agenda

5:30 – 6:00 Dinner will be served and attendees will have time to introduce each other.

6:00 – 6:45 Presentation on the Power/authority of Evaluation committee. How Evaluation committee/PERA committee/RIF committees work together and where Negotiations committee falls into this mix.

6:45 – 8:00 Group questions, answers and comments.

8:00 Adjourn. Those who wish to stay and talk may do so.

 

The purpose of the Bargaining Roundtable is to accomplish several items. We hope to:

  1. Give all the Bargainers in the IEA Northern Area an opportunity to get to know each other.
  2. Give all the Bargainers an opportunity to exchange ideas and issues.
  3. Give all the Bargainers an opportunity to help one another in their negotiations.

We will respect everyone’s time and stick to the published agenda and timeline. RSVP for the Bargaining Roundtable no later than Monday, January 26th. Your RSVP is important so that we can ensure we have enough space and food available.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 26th.

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(or go to bit.ly/Jan15RoundTable)

 

We are trying to expand our experiment during this Bargaining Roundtable meeting. We will have a video link between the Palatine IEA office and the Elgin IEA office. For those interested in attending the Elgin Satellite meeting, please indicate that when you register.

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