The AEA team met with the district team this afternoon for a bargaining session. The federal mediator was not able to meet with us as planned,which we were not aware of when the bargaining session began. The Association gave their last and final offer. The district team will take the offer to the School Board. Hopefully there is a response to our offer within a week. There will be a general membership meeting scheduled at the earliest opportunity when we have an offer to share with the membership.
The AEA team will be meeting with the district team and the federal mediator Monday evening for a bargaining session. Please wear an AEA t-shirt or school district shirt to work Monday October 5th to show your support.
The Downtown Alton Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for October 17th. I thought this might be a great opportunity for our Alton Education Association to get out in the community, do something positive for our community, and connect with our community.
The Association hopes to have another bargaining session with the mediator and the Administrative team in October. Unfortunately, scheduling can be difficulty with the number of people involved in the sessions. AEA’s team is very aware of your concerns about salaries and benefits and will continue to work towards a fair contract agreement