Voting is now taking place for VEA members to elect their 1st vice president and treasurer. Voting is done electronically by clicking here.
Her password will be her five digit Novell login. If the login is fewer than five digits, such as 432, the member should add zeros at the beginning of the login to bring it to five digits. So the login would be 00432.
Below is a video link to a powerful and emotional message from Wisconsin educators to Illinois educators who are facing the same kinds of attacks on collective bargaining that happened in Wisconsin.
In 2011, the lives of Wisconsin teachers changed overnight. Wisconsin is not alone. Attacks on collective bargaining rights have taken place across our country, as have attacks on tenure, retirement, and other important issues.
In this 3½ minute video, Wisconsin teachers talk about the impact on them and their families: reductions in health care benefits, pensions, and salaries, as well as about how it is to work under District Employee Handbooks instead of collective bargaining contracts.
We must be viligent and not let this happen in our state.
(The video is in vimeo format so it may not be compatible with mobile devices.)
If you attended the March 19 rally at the Clark County Events Center, you saw an excellent video of how Ohio voters helped public employees regain their collective bargaining rights. Teachers and other employee unions, as well as tens of thousands of supporters, worked together. Their story is stirring, inspiring, and powerful. This 15 minute video is well worth viewing.
The preeminent purpose of the Vancouver Education Association shall be to work for the improvement of the schools of the state and nation in general, and particularly for the improvement of the Vancouver public schools to the end that these institutions become progressively better places for the students and teachers to carry out the educational activities that are necessary for the attainment of a quality education of the children they serve.