4/7/21 – 4/27/21
Hi GTEA Members!
We just want to drop you a quick note and remind you to please vote in GTEA’s Annual Certification Election. In this election, (the only election where a simple majority does not win) not voting counts as equivalent to a “no” vote in the election—so casting your ballot is extremely important to maintain a certified bargaining unit!
The recertification requirement is an opportunity to send a message that we are looking out for each other and standing together on important issues that affect our professions, the students we all serve, and the college. This includes safety, salary advancement, workload, stakeholder input, retirement benefits, and a host of other issues.
Additionally, having a certified bargaining unit is required for GTEA to bargain for our annual CPI increase in base wages. As always, administration remains free to give us additional salary increases at their discretion.
In past years, some folks have had a difficult time voting (the website freezing up or receiving error messages). If you have voted and feel comfortable, please contact any of GTEA Council Members or Reps, and let them know that you were able to successfully cast your ballot.
If you are experiencing any issues, we can notify our President (Jay Johnson) and our Region 7 Director (Ted Kraig). They in turn will contact WERC and try to find out exactly what the problem is to help your vote count.
Thank you in advance for casting your ballot and supporting GTEA! PLEASE VOTE ASAP (BEFORE the 4/27 close date)!
If you are interested in becoming more involved, or have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or any other GTEA council member.