Contract negotiations began in earnest this week with the Union and District teams (Instructional and SRP) holding our first meetings. The Instructional team met on Monday, and the SRP team on Wednesday afternoon. Everyone involved entered this summer’s negotiations on a positive note, agreeing that there is much to accomplish over the next couple of months.
The Instructional and SRP teams are comprised of new and experienced members, bringing a good mixture of knowledge and perspective to our collective efforts. Everyone involved should be commended for their focus and dedication to this most important union endeavor.
This year, USEP is seeking to ensure salary increases for all members, the maintenance of a fully-paid health insurance plan, and compliance with new mandates passed during the Florida Legislative session. We are also hoping to continue discussing the concerns that were brought up last year during negotiations and addressing the many issues that were identified in our instructional and SRP surveys.
Please continue to monitor the progress of these negotiations this summer by checking in here for regular updates!