As the old year closes and we all prepare for the new year I thought I would post an update for those of you who don’t get to the monthly chapter meetings. It is difficult to post all the things discussed at those meeting but some of the highlights are these, So far our Chapter has been able to salvage all but 5 Custodial Positions, I hope that we will be able to get them all back to work soon. In the meantime they are being used where ever there is a need in the District as subs. We have begun an investigation into the Contracting of our duties , especially in the areas of Maintenance , Grounds and Computers, and we have let the District know where we stand on the matter. Negotiations will begin on our re openers on Dec 16th. I will keep you all posted as things develop. I will post an update on that after we sit down with the District and hear their proposal.
At the October meeting we voted on and we successfully updated the language in our Chapter Constitution, which brings us into compliance with the Association. The membership present passed several changes to our chapter Constitution, including a small raise in our dues. Starting in 2009 from $1.00 a month to $2.00 a month to Read the rest of this entry »