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Union Plus Scholarship Program Deadline is January 31st. Don’t Delay.

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Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.4 million to students of union families. Over 2,200 union families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, which is sponsored by Union Privilege. Your union membership entitles you to

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Solidarity: That’s What Unions Are All About.

BenefitsNews & Updates

We stand together, we fight together, we rejoice together, and we cry together, but we never give up!!!!!! If we don’t look out for each other, who will? We seek to improve students learning conditions and our members’ living conditions, not just through negotiations but also by offering the best possible economic discounts and bargains. That’s why all USEP

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Supreme Court Rules 3% FRS Tax Stand

FRSNews & Updates

Today in an unexpected decision, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the 3-percent FRS tax levied on Florida public employees.  The decision leaves half a million public employees holding the bag. Public employee leaders expressed shock and anger at the Florida Supreme Court ruling especially since the circuit court had ruled that the Florida Legislature overstepped

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SB-736 Has Its First Day in Court

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The first hearing on FEA’s challenge to the constitutionality of SB 736 was held yesterday (Wednesday) in the Leon County Courthouse in Tallahassee. While no decision was rendered, lawyers for both sides met before Circuit Judge John Cooper for a little more than two hours. The judge had read the written documents and arguments submitted

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FEA Takes SB 736 to Court!

News & UpdatesSB 736

Attorneys for the Florida Education Association take Senate Bill 736 to court today.  The hearing is set for 2:00 p.m. in the Leon County Courthouse before Judge Cooper. This is a hearing that has been a year coming! The FEA filed a lawsuit a year ago challenging Florida’s law that ties teachers’ pay to student

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Expiration of Federal Tax Holiday

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Starting with your first paycheck in 2013, the full amount of federal Social Security will now be withheld from all workers’ paychecks.  This 2% decrease in your take-home pay is actually a return to the payroll tax rate that was temporarily lowered two years ago to help stimulate the economy during the economic slowdown. The

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USEP Building Reps Donate Generously

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November 27, 2012, was USEP’s yearly Holiday Social for our dedicated Building Reps.  Everyone was asked to bring donations of food or unwrapped toys.  With each donation a prize ticket was given.  After all the prizes were awarded, one raffle winner donated over $100 to the toy drive.  USEP donated the food to Christian Social

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2011-12 Teacher Evaluations Coming Soon

News & UpdatesTeacher Evaluations

In light of ongoing legal and interpretive issues surrounding teachers’ VAM scores for the 2011-2012 school year, USEP and the District agreed to put final evaluations for last year on hold while the parties researched the issues and reviewed the VAM data and its effects.  After much deliberation, discussion and review, the parties agreed to

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