CEA will be holding a Mass Membership Meeting on Sunday, August 25, at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair Kasich Hall (717 E. 17th Ave). Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 5:00 p.m. Your Union is asking all members to wear red for the schools #ColumbusStudentsDeserve.
You will need a photo ID to enter. Your school ID or driver’s license are acceptable forms of identification. CEA will cover the cost of parking, however, it is $5 per car so please plan to carpool if possible so we can keep our costs down. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on a comprehensive conceptual agreement reached with the Board of Education.
It’s time to send a message to City Council: Fund Schools, Not Corporate Tax Breaks! With negotiations and our campaign for the Schools #ColumbusStudentsDeserve at a critical point, join CEA members, parents, and communities allies as we demand the end of tax abatements for wealthy corporations which drain millions of dollars from our schools. We need to demonstrate that we are willing to do whatever it takes for our students and communities.
We will meet in the grassy area beside the Firefighters’ Union Hall at 379 W Broad St in Columbus before marching across the bridge to city hall for our picket. Wear your red shirt and contract campaign button.
We will meet at 4pm in the grassy area alongside the Columbus Firefighters’ Union Hall at 379 W. Broad St. (same location as our march) for a brief rally before heading over the bridge to city council for our picket. The event will end at 6pm. Wear your red CEA shirt and contract campaign button. Invite your colleagues, family, friends, and neighbors. To RSVP, click here!
On June 4th, the Columbus City Schools Board announced that it will hire a firm to provide “alternative staffing” (unqualified scabs) in the event of a CEA strike for the purpose of keeping school operations running. This decision is both unsafe for our students, and a waste of resources that could be used towards working with CEA to build the Schools #ColumbusStudentsDeserve. Join us as we pack the June 18th Board Meeting to stand up for our students and send a message:
#ColumbusStudentsDeserve School Counselors, Not Scabs
#ColumbusStudentsDeserve School Nurses, Not Scabs
#ColumbusStudentsDeserve School Librarians, Not Scabs
We will meet in the STRS plaza across the street at 4:45pm and walk in
Our union continues to receive regular reports of recurring health and safety issues from buildings throughout the district. These issues include, but are not limited to, mold and air quality problems, rodent and pest infestations, extreme temperatures, and general disrepair such as leaks and restrooms out of-order. The health and safety of our members, our students, and other CCS employees is of paramount importance to CEA. Your union has created an online Health and Safety Concern Reporting Form to assist us in compiling evidence of unacceptable conditions at CCS worksites. Go to http://bit.ly/ceahealthsafety to submit your concern electronically. Don’t forget to include any photos or other related items that will help document the issue. If you have any further questions regarding member health and safety, please don’t hesitate to contact CEA at (614) 253-4731.