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9.4.2020 GEA President Update:

GEA Update

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8.17.2020 Membership Update (2-page)

Please read the 2-page update.  Click on the document to access the second page.

8.17.20 Membership Update
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No pay for CUSD#205 Nurses, Paraprofessionals, and Secretaries

In an email sent at 10:28 this morning from Jennifer Hamm, Assistant Superintendent for Finance/Operations, many employees from District 205 were informed they would not receive any further paychecks until mid-September.  With 5-days notice before their first missed paycheck, the District tells it’s employees they will receive no income for a month.  The Galesburg Education Association has contacted the District for an explanation for their lack of transparency and communication.

Pay Dates 2020-2021 Nurses, Paras, Sec, Exempt 9Mo Hrly

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New Home

just a quick note.  GEA now has a new home.  We have moved locations for our office.  We now are renting space in the back of a realtor office.  782 N Henderson.  Across from Dominos Pizza.

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Tonight the GEA was able to negotiate additional benefits for those RIFed in the latest Board action.  One thing that should be pointed out that they did not discuss at the Board meeting and I’m guessing haven’t told those recalled.  They are recalling Para’s to a 6-hour position for the 186 days, assuming we are out all year.

Benefits for those RIFed:

  • The District will not fight unemployment claims.
  • Employees will receive an extended 12 months of recall from the date of full return to learn (all students and staff in school)
  • Any employee declining a recall due to a COVID-related issue, the District will not fight the unemployment and the employee will be moved to the bottom of the seniority list for recall.
  • The District will continue to pay the Board’s share of insurance until October 31st, 2020.  The employee will be responsible for their $50 portion.
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7.24.20 Press Release

PR 7.24.20
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GEA Info Update 7.1.2020

GEA update 7_1
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COVID-19 Update

We know everyone is waiting for information about what is going on now that schools have been closed until March 30th.  Things are very fluid and decisions are trying to be made.  There are a lot of moving parts to this.

If you copy or share it, you may be distributing old information.

Below is information regarding pay, benefits, who is required to report to work, and obtaining critical
items left in the buildings during the closure.

1. Who Reports to Work: No one is to report to work unless you have been contacted by Dr.
Asplund or Mrs. Hamm and identified as essential personnel. We will need the building nurses
to report to their buildings from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Monday.

2. Pay: All regular employees will continue to be paid during the leave unless you are on an
approved unpaid leave. You do not need to submit timesheets. Hourly workers will be paid for
their scheduled times and salaried employees will receive their normal paychecks. You will
receive your next paycheck on March 27th.

3. Insurance: If you have insurance through District #205, none of your benefits will change.
4. Access to Buildings: Staff will not have access to any District buildings or facilities through
March 30th unless identified as essential personnel.

5. Retrieval of “Critical Items” from the Buildings: If you have a medication or critical item you
need from a building, please email your principal by Sunday, March 15th by 12:00 PM (noon).
Principals will retrieve those items from your rooms and they will be available for pickup on
Monday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Please include the location of these items in your rooms
so that principals can quickly retrieve them. Please pull up in your car to the main entrance of
the building, unless you are an employee of Lombard. Lombard employees will need to walk up
to the main entrance, but will not be permitted into the building.

6. Activity Account Requests: Central Office will not be processing any activity account requests
until further notice.

7. Facility Use Agreements/ Field Trip Requests: Central Office will not be processing any of these
requests until further notice.

8. Initial Case Study Requests for Special Education: Do not email the special education
coordinators or director with requests for initial case studies until schools reopen. They are
inundated with holding telephone IEP meetings that are still required to continue (as of today)
by ISBE.

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Oct. Meeting 2019 GEA Agenda (1)
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Creating a Winning Coalition Through Progressive Populist Values

The Lane Evans 2019 Presidential Candidate Forum is sponsored by the Lane Evans Progressive Populist Project, which aims to inspire a renewed commitment to authentic, values-based progressive leadership. The career and legacy of the late Lane Evans, who represented the 17th Congressional District of Illinois from 1983-2007, offers an example of authentic populist leadership grounded in progressive values that won the support of voters across the political spectrum.  His politics forged a winning coalition across lines of race and gender and spanned the urban-rural divide.  

Lane won and held his congressional seat through 12 consecutive elections, despite its having been represented by Republicans for nearly all of the preceding century. More importantly, Lane’s congressional career inspired a generation of Democrats in Illinois and Vietnam veterans nationwide. Recognizing a kinship in Barack Obama’s “politics of hope,” Lane was an early supporter of Obama’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2004. 

Lane Evans’ political success in America’s heartland as a working-class progressive in the Midwest populist tradition stands in sharp contrast to the divisiveness and nativism that is now paraded as “populism.” Lane’s brand of inclusive populism illuminates a path for a new generation eager to confront today’s cynical politics of division. 

WHAT:  All interested presidential candidates will be invited to participate in the forum, which will honor and promote the legacy of Lane Evans (D-IL) as a champion of working people and veterans. The Forum will enable candidates to offer ideas to attract working Americans to their banner, promote progressive ideas, and engage voters in the critical early nominating states. 

WHEN:  Saturday, October 19, 2019

WHERE:  Augustana College, Rock Island IL (Quad-Cities, Iowa/Illinois)

FORMAT: Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday afternoon candidate forum

    • Friday Panel & Audience Discussion:  Progressive populism and support for working families in the Lane Evans tradition.
    • Friday Evening:  “Friends of Lane Evans” and forum participants gather in honor of Lane and populism. Side interviews for sharing memories/stories about Lane will be conducted with attendees throughout the evening, to be included in an educational video/documentary and on social media. 


  • Saturday Morning: The keys to Lane Evans’ success. History of populism in the Midwest. Presentations on issues of the day to discuss later with candidates.


  • Saturday Afternoon: A welcome keynote followed by a moderated forum involving declared candidates for the 2020 presidential nomination. The focus will be a discussion of policies to help veterans and America’s struggling working families. This could include issues such as childcare assistance, pay equity and anti-harassment measures, education, strengthening unions, healthcare access, pensions and retirement, and other challenges facing working people and retirees.
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