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8:09 pm on Sunday, November 11, 2012
Exactly right, why should they receive any contracted benefits or pay while refusing to do the job? Oh but it's all about the students for the GEA, yeah right.
12:42 pm on Friday, November 9, 2012
Imagine going to work and negotiating your salary and benefits in the same manner as the GEA approaches this negotiation. Pay me more for the same amount of work or I'll walk away until you agree to my demands. In the real world you'd be laughed at and replaced. I hope this is a wake up call to the GEA. They are in no way looking out for the best interest of the students or the community.
8:00 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012
Another opportunity to bring reality to GEA regarding their attempt to rationalize their demands on their "Get More Information Page."
On to the question regarding the meaning of a hard salary freeze. This has been very common in the past 5 years and yes, all private sector employees would have said no if given the opportunity however that is not the way employment works. To state that teachers who have been working on grad level courses are not allowed the "promised" increase is flat out inaccurate. All of your teachers knew this contract was up for renegotiation therefore there can be no assumptions as there was no guarantee past the most recent contract. Addressing the concept of pay being one year behind due to a freeze, welcome to the real world, all employees across all sectors have dealt with this same issue and the choice, while unfortunate, was clear, either each individual takes a small hit for a year or many positions are simply eliminated.
7:10 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012
Many parents post anonymously because we have children that attend Geneva schools and to believe that teachers won't be biased against our children for our support of the school board is naive and idealistic. Parentsfor304@hotmail.com
6:53 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012
Update-after I pointed out how ridiculous this answer was the GEA changed it. The verbiage may sound better but they are still out of touch with reality.
9:33 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
My favorite FAQ answer from the GEAforstudents.org website shows how out of touch the GEA is from the reality in their own community. I hardly believe the majority of Geneva taxpayers are "private industry executives" as is implied in the answer to this FAQ regarding paying a percentage of health insurance.
I have to pay for my insurance, why shouldn’t teachers?
This is a new trend, paying for insurance, in private industry. Because teachers’ salaries are relatively low compared to private industry executives, this benefit is well deserved. It is important that your children have healthy teachers who are consistently in the classroom every day to optimize their learning. Teachers do pay a percentage of their family coverage.
Maybe they are under the belief that if they print it people will believe it? Wake up GEA.
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