United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA

CTA Sate Council Delegate Run-Off

There will be a run-off election to determine CTA State Council Delegate.  The election will be hosted by the same vendor that  did our recent elections.  You will be sent an e-mail with a link containing your ballot.  If you do not get this e-mail, contact Rebecca (membership@unitedteachersofrichmond.com) and give her the correct email address.  The run-off candidates are:

Diane Brown and Amalia Ojeda

Voting will be from April 13-17.  You may also vote with a paper ballot by visiting our office between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m.  Thank you for your participation.

UTR 2015-2016 Election Results

United Teachers of Richmond, CTA/NEA

2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
Election Results
Winning Candidate(s) is indicated with BOLD
Vice-President Area 3 Representative
Mel Collins (Gateway @ CCC) 116   Tiffani Neal (DeJean) 207
Tyrone Weems (Washington) 182   CTA State Council Representative  
Secretary One position open; three -year term. Vote for one.
Eric Swabeck (Lake) 254 Amalia Ojeda (Gompers) * 128
Treasurer     Diane Brown (Richmond) * 81
Amalia Ojeda (Gompers) 257 Lorissa Wong (Pinole Middle) 79
Elementary Director CTA State Council Representative Alternate
Kristyn Jones (Lake) 226 One position open; three-year term. Vote for one..
Junior High/Middle School Director Miesha Harris Gash (Kennedy) 155
Lorissa Wong (Pinole Middle) 111 Mary Flanagan (Nystrom) 110
John Irminger (Pinole Middle) 142 Delegates to the 2015 NEA Representative
Senior High Director Assembly (UTR will fund the three delegates receiving the highest number of votes.) Vote for 10.
John Ohlmann (Richmond) 137
Ayisha Benham (Hercules) 121 Mel Collins (Gateway @CCC) 125
Special Services Director   Robert Mann (UTR) # 191
Stephanie Baker (Transition) 203 Doug Marques (DeJean) 156
Area 1 Representative Robert Ellis (Washington) #  180
Mike Rossi (Pinole Valley) 242 Amalia Ojeda (Gompers) 165
Area 2 Representative Diane Brown (Richmond) 90
Diane Maddox (Downer) 119 Eric Swabeck (Lake) #  170
Robert Gerson (Lake) 133 Lorrisa Wong (Pinole Middle) 122
    Terri Jackson (Stewart) ## 202
John Irminger (Pinole Middle) 150
Mike Rossi (Pinole Valley) 162

* There will be a run-off election between these two candidates. Of 288 votes, 145 were needed for a majority. Since no candidate received that number or more, CTA requires that a run-off election will be held between the two candidates with the highest votes.

# Funded by UTR

## Funded through CTA

Sincerely,

Amanda Henderson
Vice-President

Open Enrollment for The Standard Ending Soon!

If you have not taken advantage yet of The Standard’s open enrollment, your time is running out!  You have until March 31 to sign up!

Click the following link to access a brochure with the information and forms necessary to enroll with The Standard Insurance.
Or Call: 800.522.0406
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                                                                    Dean Vogel, CTA President

Don’t Forget To Vote!

UTR elections are underway.  This year, the ballot is being sent to your email.  So check your Inbox, Junk, and Spam folders to see if you have received the ballot.  If you have not, call the UTR office or email membership@unitedteachersofrichmond.com and let Rebecca know you need it to be sent to you.  Don’t forget to give her your email address.

You can also come up to the UTR office and cast a paper ballot.  Voting ends March 18 @ 5:00.

2015 WCCUSD LCAP Community Town Hall Meetings

Town hall meetings are a great opportunity for teachers to engage in the decisions that impact our students and schools.

The purpose of these meetings is to let district staff listen to the concerns and suggestions of all stakeholders regarding the development of the LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan).  Please attend one of these meetings and let your voice be heard.

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30-8:00 pm (Helms Middle School, Multipurpose Room, 2500 Road 20, San Pablo, CA 94806)
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:30-11:00 am (Peres Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 719 5th Street, Richmond, CA 94801)
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:30-11:00 am ( King Elementary School, Multipurpose Room, 4022 Florida Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804)

Check out the Website Changes!

We have made some changes to our website we thought we would share with you!  Firstly, we have added a Grievance tab from which you can download a grievance form.  We have also added an Organizing tab that we will use to update you about organizing events.  It is important that as we enter into bargaining, we organize and be ready to rally.

Healthcare MOU

Last night, the school board voted unanimously to pass an Memorandum of Understanding that would put money that would be spent on healthcare benefits back into our members’ pockets. Click the link below to read more.

HealthCare MOU