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Conquering Student Loan Debt with AIG, WEA Member Benefits Partner

 

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If you are one of many Americans burdened by student loan debt, there are programs that can assist, lessen, or even eliminate that debt. There is no denying the importance of education in helping improve lives - both personally and financially. Education is essential to remain competitive in an ever-developing world, but attaining an education can be very expensive. It is usually expected that at least a portion of a higher education will be financed through a student loan or other forms of borrowing. But that debt could become a huge financial liability even many years after graduation.

 

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Presenter: Susan Esser

 

Location: Soundview Uniserv 6132 Motor Ave SW Lakewood, WA 98499

 

Date: 08/21/2019

 

Time: 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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They Say ... We offer attorneys to cancel union membership

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They Say ... Pay for our educational insurance when you cancel your membership

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They Say ... Union membership costs money

We Say ... Union membership gives you a voice in the workplace

They Say ... You have a right to pay union dues

We Say ... You have the right to stand up without retribution to poor working conditions

 

 

 

Collective bargaining has always been the bedrock of the American labor movement. I hope that you will continue to anchor your movement to this foundation. Free collective bargaining is good for the entire Nation. In my view, it is the only alternative to State regulation of wages and prices - a path which leads far down the grim road of totalitarianism. Those who would destroy or further limit the rights of organized labor - those who would cripple collective bargaining or prevent organization of the unorganized - do a disservice to the cause of democracy.

John F. Kennedy 

 

               The collective bargaining agreement, or contract, establishes the rights and working conditions (including pay) for the members of CPEA, ESPCP, SCEA, SEA, UPCA, UPEA, and UPOP. Collective bargaining is the process used by the members of ESPCP to advocate for improved working conditions, fair wages, and to set limits on the power of the employer to act without representation.

 
      The power of collective bargaining is the power of the group to take united action. One employee has little power or influence and can easily be dismissed as a complainer or malcontent. Together, speaking with one voice at the bargaining table, ESPCP can promote the common interests and ideas of all members to address workplace issues.
  
     Through collective bargaining, you have the protection of due process and the ability to use the grievance process in situations where a supervisor or the employer acts unfairly or arbitrarily. Collective bargaining increases the wages and hours of employees in the bargaining unit. Over the last five years wages in our classified units have increased more than 25% on average. These are real gains for members worth thousands of dollars each year and would not have been possible without collective bargaining.
 
     In addition, member issues that involve potential loss of hours, layoff, transfer, and evaluation can all be addressed using the collective bargaining agreement, and the contract language providing employee protection is reinforced and improved as part of the bargaining process.
 
     The contractual agreement between the your local union and the District provides a venue for members of the bargaining unit to meet management as equals and stand up for the rights of workers to be treated with the respect they deserve, the respect they earn doing the important work that is necessary in providing a quality education of the students they serve.
 
    

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