Teacher appreciation week

We are continuing our celebration of Teacher Appreciation week with the teachers of MacQuiddy Elementary today! While they continue to provide high quality education through distance learning, site rep Alejandra Rodriguez also organized a food drive for their MacQuiddy families. After collecting close to $700 in donations from the staff, teachers purchased groceries, put together…

Teacher appreciation week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation week?! We are proud to represent so many dedicated educators from ECE all the way to Adult Ed! Today we are highlighting the 5th grade team of teachers at Mintie White elementary. This week the teachers and students would have been at Outdoor Science School, so they worked together to create a…

PVFT-PVUSD Begin Mediation

January 31, 2018: PVFT is entering mediation with the district on our contract negotiations that began December 7, 2016. The Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) agreed to PVFT’s declaration of Impasse in December. We remain committed to reaching a fair contract agreement through the state mediation process. To come to this conclusion, PERB reviewed details such as the…

PVFT Declares Impasse

Dec. 11th, 2017 PVFT resolves to test our solidarity! PVFT negotiators met with PVUSD today and signed a Tentative Agreement on Article 3: Rights and Responsibilities, agreeing on and closing up all outstanding contract language for 2016-2017. We received an updated proposal from the District on Article 7: Wages and Related Matters. Although the District’s…

6 Reasons Why Unions Are Essential to Creating Broadly Based Prosperity

(Reposted from AFL-CIO, www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/6-Reasons-Why-Unions-Are-Essential-to-Creating-Broadly-Based-Prosperity, and from the Roosevelt Institute, rooseveltinstitute.org/policy-and-ideas/big-ideas/report-future-work-america-policies-empower-american-workers-and-secure-p) At the end of March, the Roosevelt Institute launched a new project, the Future of Work, which takes a look at the changing landscape in the area of workers’ rights and representation in the political and economic system that affects their lives. Author Richard Kirsch does…

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