Dear TRUE Members,
At yesterday’s Site Representative Council Meeting, the topic of Work to Rule and Summer PD was brought up for discussion. There was a lengthy discussion regarding what position the association should take regarding member attendance at summer PD.
I am emailing to inform you of two motions that were made by members of TRUE’s Site Representative Council regarding participation in Summer PD and working Summer School for Twin Rivers. Here are the motions and the vote counts that passed both of these.
Motion 1: I move that TRUE direct our members not to sign up or attend professional development until there is a tentative agreement. Motion passed with 52 yes, 0 no, 3 abstaining.
Motion 2: I move that TRUE Association Members, excluding Adult Education Teachers, not take summer school, academic make up and enrichment positions until a tentative agreement is reached. Motion passed with 52 yes, 0 no, 3 abstaining.
What this means is that the position TRUE is taking on PD during work to rule, including Summer PD, is to not sign up or attend until we have reached a tentative agreement. It is my understanding there is an option to disenroll for PD if you have already signed up. Also, the position TRUE is taking on the district summer school positions, is to not take on those positions.
I appreciate our Site Representatives, Executive Board and Committee Chairs staying until 6:30 p.m. last night to finish our council business and keeping a respectful discussion regarding concerns that were brought forward during the meeting.
These are uncomfortable times and a decision was made yesterday that we are asking all TRUE Members to follow to show the district we are unified in our dedication to come to a fair contract agreement. During the mediation and fact finding process, the two sides can always come back to the table to come to an agreement.
If you have any questions about these two motions, please talk to your Site Representative first and you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Finney – TRUE President
TRUE Office: (916) 648-9791