Collective Bargaining Agreement Between JFT & JPSB
You can view an electronic copy of the contract by clicking the link.
Jefferson Federation of Teachers & School Employees is accepting nominations for delegates to the 2022 AFT Convention in Boston, which will take place from July 14th - July 17th.
All delegates must be JFT members in good standing and they must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have proof of vaccination in order to attend. JFT will provide funding for two delegates to attend the convention, but we may have up to 25 delegates in total.
Under John White’s tenure, LDOE created this problem by not fully understanding the law and passing a series of legislation that contradicted federal standards as late as 2018.
Now, LDOE is working to pass this legislation that would allow them to process background checks for all current teachers and all future teachers at the time of certification or recertification, in addition to the background checks teachers already get when they become student teachers and when they're hired. This means that new teachers would have to get the same background check three times, and they’d have to pay for it out of their own pocket.
As Dr. Brumley said in his letter, “we should listen to classroom teachers” – so use this opportunity to let him know what you and your coworkers really need to be successful educators.
Jefferson Federation of Teachers (JFT) seeks a full-time organizer to join our team. JFT is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, serving teachers and school support staff in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists. Union organizing experience preferred.
LFT and LAE leadership partnered to host a small delegation of local leaders at the Capitol. Our member leaders had the opportunity to be a part of committee meetings and speak directly to their legislators about the proposed pay increase and the struggles educators are facing in the classroom. Members discussed the importance of the proposed pay increase for teachers and school employees. They urged Senators to follow recommendations from the Governor and BESE to use newly recognized revenue to increase the raise, in order to better match what neighboring states have passed. Overall, it was an opportunity for legislators to hear directly from classroom teachers about how legislation has impacted the teaching and learning experience in our schools. Click here to see more.
Please register for our next General Membership Meeting.
All JFT Members in good standing are welcome to attend this meeting, which will be held virtually on Zoom.
Wednesday, May 25th
On Sunday afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee met to deliberate and approve the budget bill, along with supplementary appropriations legislation. The Minimum Foundation Program, which is the funding formula for Louisiana public schools, is a part of the $39 million budget discussed on Sunday. The current MFP proposal includes a $1,500 raise for teachers and $750 for support staff. The Governor’s office, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education as well as educational stakeholders like LFT have requested that the legislature invest part of the additional revenue recognized at the May REC meeting into additional raises for teachers and school employees.
Despite outcry from thousands of teachers and support staff, the Senate Finance Committee did not vote to increase the educator raise.