Summary of 1% pension cost shift & 2017 Legislative Season

What CEA did for you this year:

At the end of the session, we restored most of the Education Cost Sharing (ECS – the state’s primary education grant to cities & towns) cuts, stopped the $400 million shift of retirement costs to local towns, defeated the collective bargaining attacks, and blocked the 2% teacher tax that went to the General Fund in the Republican budget.

We are not happy with the 1% increase that goes to the Teacher’s Retirement Fund, but our staff and members succeeded in defeating almost all of the major attacks on our schools and members.

Your membership funding made this possible.

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CEA New Teacher Conference – April 1st

CEA’s annual New Teacher Conference offers workshops for educators in their first six years of teaching, and provides networking opportunities with your colleagues.  Check out the flyer for more details.

If you’re interested, please contact your building rep. today.  EEA will reimburse you for the cost of the conference ($20), which includes lunch.

April 1, 2017
Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton
Keynote speaker: Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year

October Association CONNTACT Union Report

Check out the October CONNTACT Report from CEA.

In this month’s issue:

  • Connecticut Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of CCJEF Decision
  • Your Voice is Needed to Help Improve Connecticut Education Policies
  • Connecticut teachers participate in national walk-in rallies to support public education funding
  • K-2 Teachers: Your input is needed on the CEA survey on Common Core