CEA Summer Conference Registration Is Open

This year’s CEA Summer Conference has something for everyone. The 29 training options include everything from negotiations to understanding your pension to using meditation, mindfulness, and yoga to let go of your stress. The conference will be held August 5-6, 2019, at Mohegan Sun. Register on the CEA website, and view the brochure for a description of the…

CEA-Retired Members Elect New Leaders, Commit to Continued Activism

Elections and activism took center stage at today’s CEA-Retired meeting at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, where members voted for leaders to represent them and learned more about federal and state policy issues facing educators. CEA-Retired members elected William Murray, currently CEA-Retired vice president, president. He succeeds Gloria Brown who was unable to run…

Workshop for CEA Members: Working with Transgender Students

Much of our society and the systems within it live as if the world exists in binary form. Male/female. Masculine/feminine. Man/woman. Either/or. The “both/and/neither/nor” identities inherent in transgender, gender creative, and gender fluid students (and coworkers) can bring up questions and concerns. This workshop is designed to address them. This free workshop, only open to…

Stratford Teachers Agreed to Furlough Days; The District Ended Up With a $1.7 Million Surplus

“Our members did not agree to furloughs in order for the district to realize a surplus,” Stratford Education Association President Michael Fiorello told Board of Education members at a meeting last night that had to be moved to the high school cafeteria due to the high turnout of union members wearing #redfored. Fiorello was speaking…

Building Rep Role Vital to Teachers

Building reps are often a teacher’s first point of contact when questions arise—ranging from practical matters to sensitive subjects. They are their colleagues’ contract enforcer, organizer, and spokesperson. A building rep’s job is vital, but it’s time-consuming, and often receives little thanks. That’s why we’re recognizing building reps around the state for their dedication to…

Support Stop & Shop Workers

31,000 workers at Stop & Shops across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have gone on strike. Management at Stop & Shop presented their “final offer” to their workers, which included significant cuts to healthcare, massive increases (over 100% in some cases) to workers’ health care premiums, and replacing wage increases with so-called bonuses. All in…