EEA & ESCAMBIA ESP
with the District
at the Union Office
6551 N. Palafox
Plan to attend
and show support
for your bargaining team.
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getting more involved
at the political level?
may be right for you!
Join us the first
Monday of every month
at 6:00 pm at our office.
To confirm call:
|12/13||EEA / ESP BargainingUnion office@ 5:15 p.m.|
|12/14||EREA General mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|12/15||Last day for students before HolidayECSD@ Early Release|
|12/18 - 01/01||Christmas Break DaysECSD@ Break/Holiday Days|
|12/18 - 01/01||UNION OFFICE CLOSED|
|01/02||Em Prof Dev DayECSD@ ALL DAY|
|01/03||Service Unit mtgUnion Office@ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm|
|01/04||EREA Board mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|01/04 - 01/06||FEA Goals & Budget mtgTampa Airport Westshore|
|01/08||EEA SL mtg (Dist 5 & 6 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|01/09||ESP Board / UR mtgUnion Office@ 5:30 food / 6:00 mtg|
|01/09||Legislative Session beginsTallahassee|
|01/12 - 01/13||G C Leadership ConferenceBay Point Sheraton Panama City Beach@ Fri pm all day Sat|
|01/15||Martin Luther King Jr HolidayECSD@ ALL DAY|
|01/16||ECSD Board mtgHall Center Room 160@ 5:30 pm|
|01/18||EREA General mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|01/18||Bus Employee Comm mtgTrans@ 10:00 am|
|01/23||Employee Benefits Comm mtgPace Bldg@ 4:30 pm|
|01/29||EEA Board mtg (Dist 5 & 6 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|02/01||EREA Board mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|02/02 - 02/03||FEA Gov Board mtgSheraton Tampa East|
|02/05||EEA SL mtg (Dist 5 & 6 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|02/07||Service Unit mtgUnion Office@ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm|
|02/07||Achieve Escambia mtgPSC (Donna)@ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|02/10||Managing Behavior in School Communities EEA office@ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|02/13||ESP Board / UR mtgUnion Office@ 5:30 food / 6:00 mtg|
|02/15||EREA General mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|02/15||Bus Employee Comm mtgTrans@ 10:00 am|
|02/17||Managing Behavior in School Communities EEA office@ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|02/19||Teacher Planning DayECSD|
|02/20||ECSD Board mtgHall Center Room 160@ 5:30 pm|
|02/24||Managing Behavior in School Communities EEA office@ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|02/26||EEA Board mtg (Dist 7 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|02/27||Employee Benefits Comm mtgPace Bldg@ 4:30 pm|
|03/01||EREA Board mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|03/02 - 03/03||FEA Committee WeekendOrlando|
|03/05||EEA SL mtg (Dist 7 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|03/07||Achieve Escambia mtgPSC (Donna)@ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm|
|03/07||Service Unit mtgUnion Office@ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm|
|03/13||ESP Board / UR mtgUnion Office@ 5:30 food / 6:00 mtg|
|03/15||EREA General mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|03/15||Bus Employee Comm mtgTrans@ 10:00 am|
|03/19||EEA Board mtg (Dist 8 Host)EEA office@ 4|
|03/20||ECSD Board mtgHall Center Room 160@ 5:30 pm|
|03/26 - 03/29||SPRING BREAKECSD@ ALL DAY|
|03/30||HOLIDAYECSD@ ALL DAY|
|04/02||EEA SL mtg (Dist 8 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|04/04||Service Unit mtgUnion Office@ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm|
|04/05||EREA Board mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|04/05 - 04/06||FEA Bargaining Conferencetbd|
|04/10||ESP Board / UR mtgUnion Office@ 5:30 food / 6:00 mtg|
|04/17||ECSD Board mtgHall Center Room 160@ 5:30 pm|
|04/19||EREA General mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|04/19||Bus Employee Comm mtgTrans@ 10:00 am|
|04/20 - 04/21||Membership 365 ConferenceSheraton Tampa East|
|04/24||Employee Benefits Comm mtgPace Bldg@ 4:30 pm|
|04/30||EEA Board mtg (Dist 9 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|05/02||Service Unit mtgUnion Office@ 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm|
|05/03||EREA Board mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|05/04 - 05/05||FEA Gov Board mtgSheraton Tampa East|
|05/07||EEA SL mtg (Dist 9 Host)EEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|05/07||VALIC Benefits PresentationUnion Office@ 6:00 pm|
|05/08||ESP Board / UR mtgUnion Office@ 5:30 food / 6:00 mtg|
|05/08||VALIC Benefits PresentationUnion Office@ 6:30 ish|
|05/08||TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYNational|
|05/15||ECSD Board mtgHall Center Room 160@ 5:30 pm|
|05/17||EREA Luncheontbd (Bonnie Buck)@ tbd|
|05/17||Bus Employee Comm mtgTrans@ 10:00 am|
|05/21||EEA Board meetingEEA office@ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm|
|05/23||STUDENTS LAST DAY OF SCHOOLECSD@ Early Release|
|05/24 - 05/25||Teacher Planning DaysECSD|
|05/28||MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAYECSD@ ALL DAY|
|05/29||Teacher Planning DayECSD|
|06/07||EREA Board mtgEEA office@ 9:30 am|
|06/11 - 06/15||FEA SUMMER ACADEMYSouth Florida|
|06/30 - 07/05||NEA RAMinneapolis|
|07/13 - 07/16||AFT ConventionPittsburgh, PA|
|10/10 - 10/13||FEA Delegate AssemblyRosen Centre, Orlando|
|10/12/2017||ESP Full Book Negotiations Part 3|
|10/06/2017||All in the Bargain #1 Salaries|
|10/06/2017||All in the Bargain #2 Language|
|09/22/2017||Negotiations Have Begun|
|09/28/2016||EEA Salary Ratification Clarification|
|09/22/2016||EEA & Escambia ESP Ratification info|
|09/19/2016||Agreement on Salary Increases Reached|
|09/08/2016||Insurance and Salary Negotiations Continue|
|09/02/2016||Insurance Negotiations Resume/Other Compensation Is On The Table|
|08/10/2016||Agreement On Insurance Changes|
|12/02/2015||2016 Master Contract Tentative Agreement|
|03/26/2015||Insurance Change Agreement Salary Talks Delayed|
Local Unions Provide Assistance
to Impacted Colleagues
After Hurricane Irma devastated Florida’s coastline last month, many people were left to pick up the pieces. Since many of the public schools in Lee County were used as shelters, classrooms were looted and supplies were lost. Escambia Education Association and The Union of Escambia Education Staff Professionals used this as an opportunity to team up and help their Union brothers and sisters in need. According to Escambia Education Association President Donna Harper, “Our Union is like a family, and we take care of each other.”
Throughout the month of October, these local unions collected classroom supplies from their membership. They collected paper, pencils, crayons, and books to be used in the public schools in Lee County. All of the supplies were then transported to Orlando this past weekend and presented to the Teachers’ Association of Lee County at Florida Education Association’s Delegate Assembly.
DID YOU KNOW...
FEA has a member benefits specialist?
She has set up a Facebook
page full of so much information.
The info changes constantly
and some of it is dated.
Here are a few things you will see:
- AFT Member Benefits link
- NEA Member Benefits link
- My Deals App link
- FEA Access Benefits link
Here are some you may see in the
feed, but which also may be dated (just to list a few):
- Extra points for shopping
- Computers on Sale
- Scholarship Opportunities
There is so much information
on this site, you will not
be sorry you stopped by.
So stop by often!
EEA • Escambia ESP
Any EEA recruiter will receive $50 CASH
for every 5 new members recruited.
Escambia ESPs ...
Join TODAY as a new, never before member
and receive a $25 gift card.
Recruit any new member
and receive a $10 gift card.
In November of 2013, the district accused me of interfering with an investigation they asked me to conduct. Eventually, Escambia County wrongfully fired me from my job!
For the next 14 months, EEA stood by me.
EEA represented me here in the district. EEA paid for a lawyer to challenge my dismissal. This saved me approximately $46,000. On January 14, 2015, I am returning to my job with full back pay and benefits.
If you are not a member of your union, I encourage you to join me in support of those who support us.
In the spring of 2015, I was called to a meeting to discuss issues involving my probationary status as a new employee. I asked my supervisor for my Union Representative to accompany me in the meeting. All I wanted was someone to be on my side. My supervisor became upset and by the end of the day told me I was being dismiss because I had not successfully completed my probationary period.
Escambia ESP, my Union, stood by me. They assigned me an attorney and within a few months I was returned to work in a new location, in a job that better suited my skills as an employee and with back pay.
Without my union I might still be unemployed and all I had to do was maintain my membership.
FYRE is a group of young educator unionists (35 years of age and younger)
who are passionate about preserving public education and reclaiming our profession.
EEA's FYRE Chair, Brandi Cole, has scheduled several upcoming events.
To find out how you can get involved with EEA's FYRE call 476-2906.
Engage! Connect! Empower!
MEMBERS... My Deals is a FEA Free Mobile app featuring America's largest "show your phone" mobile coupon network, with offers at over 240,000 locations. You can take advantage of these savings while at home or on vacation.
Go to your App or Google Play store to download My Deals. Follow the directions and if asked for a Product Key, enter "9389-". If you need help call 1-888-304-9048. Must be a member to participate.
ACCESS is another members only benefit which offers savings to help offset and could even cover the cost of your annual dues. Have you used your Access card? You would have received 2 at the time of mailing. One is your password and the other is your card. You need to keep both.
If you don't have an Access Card and would like to order one call Rhonda at 476-2906.
Many other discounts
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