Bargaining Update #1
Our frontline workers, including educators, have been keeping Florida running during the pandemic. It is never appropriate to make life harder for these workers. At a time where we need solutions to the very real problems teachers, staff and students face, Senate Bill 78 would instead try to solve problems that do not exist by adding additional regulations and bureaucracy and attacking your ability to be a member of your union. Click below to tell lawmakers, "Thanks, but no thanks."
Union workers have the right to negotiate with their employer over wages, hours, benefits and working conditions. Without a union, management makes all the decisions alone.
Union workers negotiate and organize for improvements as a unified group instead of as individuals. When we work together, this collective force translates into more power and a better chance of getting our voices heard.
Union workers need the assurance that our workplace rights, including health and safety conditions, are being upheld and monitored and ensure the ability to challenge any unfair or questionable decisions or action.
Union workers join, not because we’re against our employer, but because we want to improve our jobs by joining with co-workers to gain greater respect and control over our worksite and employment.
President Mark Avery says he is still concerned about
how teachers will be paid if they are quarantined multiple
times during pandemic.
A local teacher union representative said Monday he is pleased that the Marion
County School Board delayed the start of school to Aug. 24 so that employees
will get adequate training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s largest teacher union sued Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to overturn a sweeping emergency order that requires schools to physically open five days a week, saying the policy bypasses local leaders and defies national public health guidelines.
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