USEP
United School Employees of Pasco
WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT THE UNION?
 /  WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT THE UNION?

Where Would I Be Without the Union?

WITH UNION

  • Contracted work hours and days
  • Faculty voice/vote in Contract Waivers
  • Duty Free lunch
  • Protected planning time of 150 minutes
  • Voluntary participation for activities outside contracted work day
  • Established grievance process
  • Grading flexibility by teacher within School Grading Policy
  • Six Personal Leave days
  • Sick Leave bank
  • Leave of absence/return to same status without break in service
  • Paid holidays
  • Terminal leave pay Collective Bargaining
  • Free Health Insurance plan option
  • Representation/job defense
  • “Front End” legal representation
  • Free fingerprinting
  • Elect Rx for prescription drugs (No/low cost 90 day prescriptions)
  • Care Here Wellness centers (run through Insurance Committee)
  • Water on busses for drivers
  • Salary increases

WITHOUT UNION

  • May be forced to work longer hours and days
  • Special Programs/schedules forced on employees
  • Eat while supervising students w/o free time
  • No Protected planning time
  • Activities may be required
  • No grievance process/employee at the grace of employer
  • May be forced to follow specific grading plan
  • Limited/no leave
  • No opportunity for extra days for sick leave
  • No status protection
  • Limited/no paid holidays at employer’s whim
  • No terminal leave
  • Imposed language, programs and processes by employer
  • Required employee contribution for health plans
  • Self-representation
  • No legal representation unless hired by employee
  • Employee pays fees
  • Limited/no prescription benefits, or employee contribution
  • No wellness programs
  • Restrictions at whim of employer
  • Salaries set by employer/not negotiated

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Benefits

If you are an employee of Pasco County Schools and not already a member of USEP, consider joining today! Members are eligible for a wide range of benefits through our affiliates and benefit partners. USEP also provides members with professional development opportunities and representation for member issues.