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Save the Date!!!
April 29 -- OEA General Membership Meeting -- 4-6pm @ Skyline High
April 29th Meeting Details:
Negotiations for a successor agreement to the 2013 settlement have been going on for over a year. Progress has been steady but at a very slow pace. Your OEA Bargaining Team has determined that there have been sufficient discussions and exchanges of information. It is time to determine the actual language that will lead to a Tentative Agreement.
It is expected that by the April 29 Membership Meeting your OEA Bargaining Team will know if they are close to finishing that language or if it looks like we are moving closer to declaring impasse.
If impasse is declared then we go into a mediation phase, then a fact-finding phase. After a fact-finding report is released then we can agree to continue negotiations or strike. After the fact-finding report is released the district can agree to continue negotiations or impose their last best and final offer. See a flowchart describing the above here.
The path from impasse to strike legal takes about 60 days. So strike could not be legally called before the end of the school this school year.
Why might April 29 be a strike authorization vote?
Because the district and the public need to know that OEA members are willing to make real sacrifices to create better conditions for our students and maintain basic union rights for ourselves.
Because we can all begin now and work through the summer to organize ourselves and our parents for a possible strike in the fall.
Because your OEA Executive Board will be able to act decisively in calling for more aggressive work actions now if it will further movement in negotiations.
Because we acknowledge that we have to make decisions about our personal lives and will have the time to do that.
Look for an email straw poll asking you about a strike authorization and your attendance at the membership meeting. On line voting CANNOT be considered as official, per our by-laws. It is critical that you attend the meeting.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or feedback
4/21/15 Update: Look for an email straw poll WEDNESDAY AT 6:00PM asking you about strike authorization and your attendance at the membership meeting. You will only get an email if you are an OEA member and have a non-OUSD email in CTA's database. Get directions for updating your records at CTA here: http://bit.ly/1IGtyY8
Online voting for a strike authorization CANNOT be considered as official, per our by-laws. It is critical that you attend the meeting.
Bargaining Update 4/13/15!!!
Click on the Bargaining tab to see the latest OEA and OUSD proposals.
Check out the Organizing tab for downloadable documents, to support organizing at your site!
Check out the UPDATED OEA Salary Schedule for all certificated employees, reflecting the meager raises we have received in the past 10 years.