Welcome back! As we start another school year, I'd like to welcome all new union members as well as all returning members. It's a great time to be part of our Certified Staff Association! Check out all the resources available as an Education Minnesota member on their website. Be sure to find discounts through Education Minnesota Economic Services Inc , find out ways to reduce your student debt, look for professional growth opportunities, and watch for our local grants and scholarship kick-off (coming soon).
This year is a bargaining year for us. Your negotiators for this year are Lead Negotiator Dan Bultsma, Eric Ose, Jessica Robinson, and myself. We will be meeting with administration soon; your site representative will keep you updated as the year progresses (they will be getting an update at our monthly Executive Board meetings). If you are unsure who your site rep is, please go to our web page that lists all our reps and officers. If you have questions, suggestions, or need union information, please talk to your site rep.
As a fun benefit of being a local member, each month we will have a drawing. We'll draw a name each month and that lucky member will receive a $25 gift certificate (certificates will vary from one month to another). The winner will be notified via email directly (another great reason that we need personal email addresses - so we can notify winners) of their win and the gift certificate delivered either by mail or through your site rep (whichever is easier/quicker). Monthly winners will be published on our website so everyone can see who are winners are throughout the year.
Thank you again for choosing to stand together as a union! It looks to be a great year!!!