Scott Walker’s Anti-Union Push May Not Prove So Easy As President

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose battles with labor unions in his own state made him a hero to Republicans, is now proposing huge restrictions on unions nationally as he seeks to revitalize his presidential campaign.

read more at NPR…

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TABOR Lives On: How the War on Public Education Becomes Irreversible

For almost 25 years, Colorado has held the distinction of being the only state in the country to enact the so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights, better known simply as TABOR. And for many, if not most, Coloradans, that’s the way it should stay. What TABOR has inflicted upon this Rocky Mountain state hasn’t been pretty.

read more at the NEA website…

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Read and Share: Call Now to Protect Union Rights

In the next week, votes by Illinois legislators could have a huge impact on the largest state employee union, AFSCME, and therefore on all Illinois labor organizations, including IEA.

Senate Bill 1229, House Amendment #2, supported by AFSCME and passed by the General Assembly in May, was vetoed by the governor. An override vote is expected in the Illinois Senate TODAY. If the override is successful in the Senate, the Illinois House will vote next week.

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Notice: Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Four amendments to the IEA bylaws have been proposed for consideration at the 2015 IEA RA. For more information and the exact language being proposed, please login to IEA Members Only. You may also contact a local RA delegate or your Region Chair or UniServ Director.

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IEA Connect

IEA Connect is a new and easy way to get all your IEA questions answered in one spot. You can do it by phone, by email or by live chatting with someone via the IEA website.

Have you ever had a question about your IEA membership?

  • Have you wondered how you can access discounts and deals?
  • Or, how your dues dollars are spent?
  • Are you trying to find out more information about the new evaluation system or professional development resources?

IEA Connect is here to help. You can reach an IEA Connect specialist from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find one for you.

For more information, visit the website.

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Legislative Update – March 27, 2015

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Legislative update for March 27, 2015 from IEA Director of Government Relations Jim Reed. Click here to watch the video.

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RCEA Officer Elections April 30, 2015

Good morning!  Nomination forms will be delivered to each attendance center today.  We will hold our officer and rep elections on Thursday, April 30th, with a general membership meeting to follow that afternoon at 4:15pm at RCPS Library.  We have the following positions up for election:  Vice President, Treasurer, and one Executive Board position.  Also needed is a Region Council Rep, and Jr. Reps in each attendance center and in all work classifications.  All of these positions are two-year terms.  Jr. Reps will move up to the Sr. Rep position the 2nd year of their term.  Please be thinking of people that you feel would be great candidates for these positions.  Melinda Hogan will NOT be running for executive board again because she is retiring at the end of the 2015-16 school year.  Also, Dee Elsner will NOT be running for treasurer again.  Susan Scheperle wants to thank both of these great ladies for their dedication to RCEA and their unbelievable support to our district.  They will both be missed on the executive board! Nominations MUST be returned to Susan Scheperle at RCPS no later than April 10th.

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