On Friday, Kevin O’Shea informed us that the Board of Education is unwilling to continue negotiations with the CREA. We also received confirmation from Board president, Bob Everett, that the Board is walking away from the table. Moving forward, we will be holding a general membership meeting (date and time to follow soon) presenting our requests and the Board’s counter-offers, along with data proving that our requests were more than reasonable. We are confident that when everyone sees the numbers, you will agree the CREA committee was justified in holding strong to our requests.
Archives for May 2015
NJEA is encouraging local associations to make May a month of action. Here are three events we would like CREA members to participate in:
This Wednesday, May 6: Wear black to work for the statewide Get Back in the Black initiative to show we all believe in a fully-funded pension.
The next two events are aligned to our May paydays:
Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 29: CREA ¨Eat & Tweet¨ – We will have food and refreshments in the break rooms along with quick social media actions we are asking members to participate in.
There will be additional updates at the May 12 (and May 13) high school and middle school faculty meetings.
Please let me know if you have any questions. For more information, here is a great blog entry summarizing the dire condition the pension system is in: An Open Letter to NJEA Members. I know May is a busy month for all, but each of these small actions from all of our members can have a huge impact.