Archives for May 2009

General Membership Meeting Called

genmeetphoto97At the recommendation of CEA President Rhonda Johnson, the CEA Board of Governors voted to hold a General Membership Meeting at Veterans Memorial on Tuesday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

At the time of publication of this Voice, the Association and the Board had not reached a tentative agreement. CEA’s Core Negotiations Team was scheduled to meet with the Board’s team on Friday, May 22.

Bargaining between CEA’s team and the Boards team started nearly eight weeks ago. A mediator from the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) has been in attendance to mediate since both teams began to meet.

“It is important that we have this General Membership Meeting,” explained President Johnson. CEA members will do one of two things– vote on ratification of a new contract or take other action. It is essential that CEA is represented in person by its 4,000 plus members, she added. The Board of Governors will be in touch with their Faculty Representatives with additional information.

Association members will be admitted with their OEA Access (membership card) or a picture ID. Seating for members will be by CEA unit and by CEA district. Keep reading The Voice and your e-mail for updates.