USEP Position on Teacher Evaluations Being Held Harmless for SPM in 2020-2021 The Commissioner of Education recently signed an Executive Order that provides districts flexibility in a lot of areas due to the impact COVID-19 has had on this past school year. However, one of the things missing from the EO was the fact that Read more
Friday, April 16, 2021 Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran, My name is Don Peace, and I am the President of the United School Employees of Pasco. I am not speaking to you today regarding USEP but am representing teachers across this great State. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the Read more
Our Legislature is working under the cover of COVID, and it has not been particularly good for Public Education. Bills are being fast-tracked to the Senate and House floor for a final vote. Already, SB 84, the FRS retirement bill that puts new hires in the investment plan has been passed through the Senate in Read more
ACTION REQUIRED USEP members, potential members, and TIGER Pride members, This is to inform all of you of upcoming legislation to be heard that potentially affects all of us, not just Union members. Much of this legislation is punitive to Public Education in general and some is targeting Education unions. It is time that employees Read more
EMERGENCY LEGISLATIVE MEETING BILL DESCRIPTIONS AND CONTACTS BILLS WE OPPOSE SB 84 - RETIREMENT - INTRODUCED TO SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE REQUIRES ALL NEW HIRES AFTER JULY 1, 2022 TO JOIN FRS INVESTMENT PLAN CREATES VACUUM FOR INCOME INTO CURRENT FRS PENSION PLAN WOULD EFFECTIVELY DIMINISH AVAILABLE PENSION PAY-OUTS FOR FUTURE RETIREES CLICK Read more
TIGER PRIDE UPDATE WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2021 Good afternoon TIGER Pride members, First, I want to apologize for the confusion last night with our TIGER Pride meeting. Two links were sent out for the Rep Council meeting and none for the TIGER Pride meeting. This was an IT error on our part and the Read more
TIGER PRIDE MEMBERS! ACTION REQUIRED! Anti-union Senate Bill 78 will be taken up again next Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Senate Rules Committee. This bill has ben fast-tracked from the start and this is the last committee stop before it goes to the Senate floor. This is a bill that would require management, for the Read more
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