It’s time to demonstrate that we’re serious about winning the schools #ColumbusStudentsDeserve and a fair contract.
It’s imperative that every CEA member joins us for this march — rain or shine! Please confirm your attendance at bit.ly/march4students424. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, wear red and your Contract Campaign button and meet us no later than 11 a.m. (the full march ends at 2 p.m.) at the Columbus Firefighters Union, 379 W.Broad Street, Columbus, 43215.
Parking is available in the adjacent COSI and Columbus Veterans Memorial lots.
On Wednesday, Apr. 24, we will take to the streets with thousands of CEA colleagues, labor allies, and community members as we show Columbus we are ready to fight for the Schools #ColumbusStudentsDeserve.
Make no mistake, giving up a few hours of your spring break will have a direct impact on our working conditions, wages, and our students’ learning conditions. If we don’t demonstrate our willingness to do what it takes to win our Bargaining Platform priorities, there is no reason for our administration to give us anything. Have you finalized your plans to attend?
“Last night, a St. Louis-based developer came before the Columbus City Schools Board of Education seeking approval for a 15 year, 100 percent tax abatement to develop the former Buckeye Steel site on the south side of Columbus.
Touted by the developer was $4.8 million in ‘estimated’ income tax sharing with the district and a ‘partnership’ which the developer values at approximately $253,000. What was not mentioned at all in the presentation was the total value of the abatement, reported by The Columbus Dispatch this morning at $8.9 million.
The CEA Book Drive kicked off Mar. 7 and will end on Apr. 18. We want to put a new book in each 3rd grade summer enrichment packet. Support our campaign by donating at least two new books appropriate for children reading on the primer through third grade reading level. A suggested book list has been given to your FR. At the conclusion of the campaign, a drawing will be held for four $100 Amazon gift cards for members who donate at least three new books. Give your books to your FR or building campaign chairperson and ask for an entry form for every three books you donate. Send your completed forms to Teri Mullins at the CEA Office (Rt. #2) no later than Tuesday Apr. 30. The drawing will take place on Friday, May 2. For more information about the campaign, call Teri Mullins at CEA (614-253-4731) or email@example.com.