United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA

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Happy Labor day!

Dear UTR members,

Happy Labor Day! Today, we celebrate all that have fought and continue to fight in our behalf for civil liberties in this beautiful country. It was Martin Luther King who said “The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress”. Lets continue united in this work as we fight injustice with love and hope together. An injury to one is an injury to all. 

Wonderful article about Dolores Huerta and unions: “Without Unions, our middle class is vanishing. Without a middle class, we don’t have democracy”.

Below are some events happening today, some important information, and two short surveys that we are asking people to fill out that are important for us. Thank you and enjoy YOUR day today. 

In Solidarity,

Demetrio Gonzalez
President, United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA 

Today’s event in Oakland

Labor day of Action! Join our brothers and sisters from the Alameda and San Francisco Labor Council at Frank Ogawa Grant Plaza to fight for a $15 dollar minimum wage! For more information please download the flyer HERE

TA Presentation at Town Hall 

Weren’t able to make it to the Town Hall about the Tentative Agreement? No problem, please click HERE to download the slide show presentation by our Bargaining Team. 

For the Tentative Agreement please click HERE

For the Frequently Asked Questions and explanation please click HERE.

For the Video explanation please click HERE

For the UPDATED TA Timeline, voting information, and information please click HERE

Voting begins through email Monday, September 11th and ends Friday, September 15th. If you would like to vote in person you may come to the UTR office at 700 Crestview Drive, Pinole from 9:00 to 5:00 PM. If anyone doesn’t get the voting link please call us right away at 510-222-5112 or email staff@unitedteachersofrichmond.com or president@unitedteachersofrichmond.com

                               Chevron Fuel Your School Grant

Chevron once again announced the launch of its Fuel Your School program that includes over $6 million to support public school teachers and students in 17 U.S. communities – including in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

Fuel Your School is asking teachers to log on to www.DonorsChoose.org to apply for grants they need to carry our classroom projects, including those with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus. The program started September 1st and will fund projects until funds are used. 

For more information please click HERE.

UTR Site Visits!

This week our Executive Director and President will be visiting the following schools:
Bayview Elementary School – September 5th – Lunch Time
Cameron Elementary School – September 6th – Before School
Mira Vista Elementary School – September 6th – Lunch Time
Collins Elementary School – September 8th – Before School
Coronado Elementary School – September 8th – Lunch Time
For the full schedule of visits please click HERE.

SURVEYS

We need your opinion! Many of you do home visits on your own and we would like to know how many of you are interested in doing them this year. Please fill out the survey below to let us know. 

UTR Home Visits Survey

The WCCUSD School Board is discussing Bill SB 328 “the school late start bill” this Wednesday. This bill would require all secondary schools to start at 8:30 AM. We need your input and opinions so that we may provide them to our board. Please remember that our survey’s are confidential and we won’t release your name or information.  

UTR Survey – SB 328 Late Start Bill