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11/28/11____________________________________________________________________

Your presence WILL make a difference!

Please attend the GBSD Board Meeting this Thursday, December 1st!  We will gather in front of the District Office from 6:45 - 7:00pm and then go into the meeting together.

Wear red to show your support for public education!

11/18/11____________________________________________________________________

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the 150+ members who came to the Board Work Session on Thursday evening!  Your presence was well noted!

All members, please make plans to attend the next two CRUCIAL events:  The GBSD Board Meeting on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00pm at the District Office AND the Mediation Session on Thursday, December 15th at CAL immediately after your work day.  (Dinner and beverages will be provided at CAL.)

Remember that YOU are the GBEA (the "Union") and your Executive Board, Bargaining Team, Organizing Team, Building Representatives and Building Organizers are PROUD to work for you!  If you have any questions please contact one of us.

11/15/11____________________________________________________________________

Bargaining Update - The Word 11/15/11

District reveals plan to lock out teachers, hold summer plans hostage, and avoid the barganing table

Three different organizing events (all Thursdays) are taking place soon.

1. Attend the Board Work Session on Thursday November 17th, 6pm at CAL

2. Attend the School Board Meeting on Thursday December 1st, 7pm at the District Office

3. Attend the mediation session on Thursday December 15th, immediately after school at CAL

Come tell the district that you want a FAIR contract settled NOW!!

11/10/11____________________________________________________________________

Congratulations to GBEA teachers Mark Adamski and Michael Mann from Dexter McCarty Middle School for organizing a popular cycling club for students. Their efforts were featured in a Gresham Outlook newspaper article on November 5th.

11/03/11____________________________________________________________________

PLEASE ATTEND THE GBSD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd!!!!

We will gather at 7 - 7:15pm outside the Administration Building, hear from our Bargaining Team and then go into the meeting for about 15 minutes during the GBEA's designated 2-minute presentation by Elementary President Jean Black-Groulx.

Support your Bargaining Team--let the Board Members and Administration know that you are concerned about negotiations!  We need EVERYONE to attend, please spare a half-hour of your time for this important event!

11/02/11____________________________________________________________________

The November GBEA Newsletter is now available.

11/01/11____________________________________________________________________

Bargaining Update

The District has called for Mediation ending the state required general bargaining sessions. Currently there is only one mediation date set for December 15th. Please watch for more bargaining updates on home email and online about organizing efforts.