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Pasco School Employees Ratify New Contracts!

After counting teacher votes, the United School Employees of Pasco received a stamp of approval on the most recently negotiated contracts with the District School Board of Pasco County. Eligible employees cast ballots this past Wednesday and the votes were counted today. The USEP Officers, staff, and volunteers just completed the counting at the the United Read more

Instructional Bargaining Update – 3/29/2019

  Instructional Negotiations Update! The Union and District Instructional Bargaining Teams met again last evening and were able to resolve several contractual issues that had been at “Impasse”. The objective of several informal conversations and the bargaining session last night was to attempt to resolve the remaining issues and reduce the number of issues at Read more

TAKE ACTION: Tell the House Ed Committee to fund salaries not vouchers

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Please take a moment to visit the FEA Action Center to send a message to the House Education Committee to fund salaries, not vouchers: https://feaactioncenter.org/2019/03/act-fund-salaries-not-vouchers/ Tell the members of the House Education Committee to oppose EDC 19-01 and the funding of yet another voucher program. Unlike the current vouchers which use “tax credit” schemes as a Read more

Stand in Solidarity with UTLA

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Source: Kim McLaughlin (FB) USEP is asking all members to stand in solidarity with our Union Brothers and Sisters of United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) as they go on strike on Thursday, Jan.10th. The decision by UTLA to strike, which was approved by 98% of the members, did not come easily and follows 20 months Read more

Bargaining Update 12/17/2018

On December 13th, the USEP and District bargaining teams gathered for a joint bargaining session in the hopes of resolving all remaining issues, including salary increases. The District teams presented several proposals labeled ‘Best & Final’, however what may be ‘final’ offers are certainly NOT what’s ‘best’ for our teachers and SRP. After seven months Read more

President’s Statement on the Appointment of Richard Corcoran to Commissioner of Education

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Governor-elect DeSantis is intent upon placing out-of-office politician Richard Corcoran as the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education. If allowed, this would be a most devastating blow to Public Education. Corcoran, with no resistance from the FL House, and surprising little challenge from the Senate, ran roughshod through Public Education last year, getting several Read more

New Teacher Orientation 2018

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CONGRATULATIONS!! USEP TEAM SIGNS UP 132 NEW TEACHERS AT ORIENTATION! On Monday, July 30, 2018, an 8-member team from USEP spent the day at Cypress Creek High School speaking to new teachers to our District. After sharing information about our organization and giving their personal stories, our team signed up 132 of these new teachers Read more

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