CSEA has begun negotiating successor agreements with the state of Connecticut over 7 state bargaining unit contracts that are set to expire on June 30, 2016. These negotiations follow months of listening sessions, contract surveys, and the formation of negotiating committees. We are facing a difficult bargaining environment due to budget uncertainty at the state and certain lawmakers are already calling for concessions. In order to win a fair contract we are going to need to be ready to mobilize to fight at the capitol in the coming months. Stay tuned.
During the Question and Answer portion of the January 2014 P-3A Member Meetings, the majority of P-3A members in attendance raised concerns on a number of issues, including workplace climate. An informal survey was developed by CSEA and P-3A Council/Chapter 260 to help provide P-3A members the resources and leadership needed to improve public education and to help to resolve current issues. Click here to view complete survey results.
The CSEA P-3A survey was sent to 173 personal e-mail addresses of P-3A members. Two reminder e-mails were sent on May 7 and 12. As a result of CSEA and P-3A promotion of this survey, 81 P-3A members completed some or all of the survey questions. This report includes data and comments for all questions answered, regardless of whether the individual completed all 41 questions.
Overall, approximately half of the P-3A membership at the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) completed the survey. P-3A members at the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) also completed the survey. Click here to view complete survey results.
CSDE has offices in Hartford and Middletown. The number of responses from CSDE in Hartford and Middletown reflected the percentage of members in both locations. Both the survey response rate, and the survey response rate by CSDE location, show that member responses fairly represent the P-3A membership at CSDE as a whole.
The Survey Items were drawn from the issues raised at the January 2014 P-3A meetings. Survey Items were grouped into 8 Issue Areas:
The Survey Item results of P-3A member responses in the 8 Issue Areas begins on page 5 of this report. P-3A response categories were: “Agree,” “Disagree,” “Don’t Know,” and “Not Applicable.” Union members had an option to include comments. An analysis of member comments will be available in a subsequent report. All results are in aggregate form and do not personally identify survey respondents. Click here to view complete survey results.
Overall, the results of this informal survey show that the issues raised by individual P-3A members at the January 2014 meetings were not just anecdotal. In 7 of the 8 Issue Areas, P-3A members showed agreement with the majority of the Survey items.
Given the P-3A Election on June 30, 2014, the P-3A Executive Committee and CSEA Leadership recommend that the next P-3A Executive Committee identify issues for action and resolution. For questions, please contact Andrew Midgen, CSEA Staff Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view complete survey results.
CSEA-SEIU 2001 COUNCIL/CHAPTER 260
EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS (P-3A)
REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS
The P-3A Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following report. A call for nominations was issued on May 20, 2014. All members in good standing were invited to forward nominations, including self-nominations.
The P-3A elections and annual meeting will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
at CSEA headquarters, 760 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Please note the new time of 5:00 p.m. instead of 5:30 p.m.
In accordance, with P-3A bylaws, the nominees for two-year terms are as follows (names alphabetically listed):
|Chief Steward :
Department of Education
Bureau of Educational Services for the Blind
Bureau of Rehabilitative Services
|CSEA -SEIU 2001 Council Alternate
|CSEA Convention Delegates
||Convention Delegate Alternates
The membership may provide additional nominations to the P-3A Nominating Committee at the biennial election.
The May edition of the P-3A Bulletin is now available.
This month’s edition includes the P-3A President Update, Annual Meeting Notice and Call for Nominations. Information on the P-3A picnic, Teacher Retirement Board contributions for Retiree Health Insurance, and information on CIGNA as new our new carrier for state employee and retiree dental plans is also included.