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IEA Bargaining Conference

Saturday, February 8, 2020
NIU Hoffman Estates

The GNA Bargaining Workgroup is again holding a Bargaining Conference on February 8, 2020 for all IEA bargainers.  In the past, thanks to your financial support and promotion, we had over 120 members attend the Bargaining Conference and this year we expect that many or more.

This year’s Bargaining Conference will be on Saturday, February 8, 2020 and will again be at the NIU Hoffman Estates location.  We would very much like your region to support this Bargaining Conference with a $300 contribution.  For your region’s $300 contribution, all members from your region are able to attend the Bargaining Conference at no cost. If your Region cannot contribute, we are requesting each local attending to contribute $50 per local.

RSVP for the Bargaining conference

Send your regions $300 check by January 15th, made out to IEA, to:

Valerie Shoger – Administrative Assistant
Illinois Education Association-NEA
2250 Point Blvd., Suite 400
Elgin, IL  60123-7871

If you have any questions, please email Kevin Bennett at kevin.bennett@ieanea.org or call at (847) 932-4140.

Agenda

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:50 am – First Sessions

  • Room 1 – Staff injuries how to contractually deal with staff being injured by students.
  • Room 2 – New Teachers/Tier II what are the differences for retirement and ideas for contract issues.
  • Room 3 – Evaluation issues What parts are the most important to get in your contact if you don’t put it all in there?
  • Room 4 – Insurance Issues – how to bargain better insurance or lower insurance costs.
  • Room 5 – Legal Updates – A quick overview of issues and laws the be aware of.

10:00 am – 10:50 am – Second Sessions

  • Room 1 – IMRF Tier 2 what the difference is for Support staff IMRF retirement and ideas to bargain.
  • Room 2 – E-Learning Days what are they really and what to bargain.
  • Room 3 – Negotiating Employer Paid 403(b) Contributions – how to negotiate cost neutral employer 403(b) contributions into labor contacts.
  • Room 4 – Worker Compensation issues – when members are hurt on the job, what are their rights and what can we bargain.
  • Room 5 – Staff injuries how to contractually deal with staff being injured by students.

11:00 am – 11:50 am – Third Sessions

  • Room 1 – – E-Learning Days what are they really and what to bargain.
  • Room 2 – Legal Updates – A quick overview of issues and laws the be aware of.
  • Room 3 – GR – School Board ElectionsWhat is GR and how can you get involved in school board elections.
  • Room 4 – Worker Compensation issues – when members are hurt on the job, what are their rights and what can we bargain.
  • Room 5 – Insurance Issues – how to bargain better insurance or lower insurance costs.

Lunch – Noon – 12:50 – Keynote Speaker

After lunch – Round-table Future of Trainings