No decisions reached on NEA Pension Plan MOU changes; next date April 26

NSO President Chuck Agerstrand, Region 2 Director Brad Darjean, AFSE and NEASO Presidents, union trustees on the Plan Board, along with NEA met on April 11 to discuss and review the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding NEA’s Pension Plan. President Agerstrand said, “For the most part, this first meeting was uneventful. We discussed our interests … Continue reading No decisions reached on NEA Pension Plan MOU changes; next date April 26

NEA Affiliate Executive Directors Under Pressure

In the NEA affiliate system, executive directors are the most senior, highest-paid employees on the staff. They oversee all aspects of the union’s operations and deployment of personnel. And they tend to last a long time – a serious advantage when most elected officers are term-limited. However, it isn’t all cakes and ale for them. … Continue reading NEA Affiliate Executive Directors Under Pressure

NCSO votes no confidence in NCAE Executive Director

The North Carolina Staff Organization (NCSO), the unionized staff of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), delivered a "vote of no confidence" in Executive Director Rachelle Johnson to NCAE President Rodney Ellis who is head of the organizations Board of Directors. In talking to senior staff members, NCSO President Frederick Pruitt said he believes it … Continue reading NCSO votes no confidence in NCAE Executive Director

NEA calling for negotiations on Retirement Plan MOU

In a surprising and disappointing move, NEA is proposing that NSO, AFSE, and NEASO agree to suspend the June 25, 2007 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the NEA Retirement Plan. However, at the same time, NEA is requesting the parties reopen negotiations on the details in the MOU. In a March 22 memo to NSO, … Continue reading NEA calling for negotiations on Retirement Plan MOU

NCSO tells management: ‘Enough is Enough!’

Five years without a raise or an increase of any kind has been enough for the North Carolina Staff Organization (NCSO). They’ve spent months getting ready for bargaining and the latest move by their Executive Director has even furthered their solidarity. At their December regularly scheduled staff meeting, management gave each staff member a $50 … Continue reading NCSO tells management: ‘Enough is Enough!’

NSO imposes sanctions on Oregon Education Association

Due to the termination without just cause of an Oregon Education Association (OEA) UniServ Consultant and Professional Staff Organization (PSO) Labor Management Consultant, NSO has imposed sanctions on OEA. NSO is asking that fellow union brothers and sisters across the country refrain from applying for or accepting any staff position that becomes available in Oregon … Continue reading NSO imposes sanctions on Oregon Education Association

With some progress in WEASO bargaining, shared staffing ban lifted

Negotiations continue between staff and the Washington Education Association, but President Mike McNett reports there is some progress toward a settlement. As a result, NSO members can again volunteer for shared staffing assignments in the state. “We have confirmed that WEA is willing is to move forward toward a settlement. This does not mean that … Continue reading With some progress in WEASO bargaining, shared staffing ban lifted

CAS seeking sanctions against CTA

The California Associate Staff (CAS) union will be looking to NSO’s Executive Committee for sanctions against the California Teachers Association (CTA) for the recent dismissal of the current CAS President. In its sanction request, CAS will be asking that no NSO member applies for the now vacant position. Former CAS President and NSO Executive Committee … Continue reading CAS seeking sanctions against CTA