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OUEA is interested in improving the working conditions of our members and the best instruction and learning of our students. The recently adopted OUSD Board Policy 5020.2 is problematic for several reasons.
1. This policy does nothing to improve instruction or learning in our classrooms, which is supposedly the goal of the OUSD School Board. There is no evidence that this policy is needed, nor evidence that it will improve learning.
2. This policy is fiscally irresponsible. It opens the district to litigation as evidenced by the California Attorney General's recent legal action against another school district with a similar policy.
Our mission is to implement an Association program that provides the best possible conditions of educational service, that maintains a contract on behalf of our members, and to further enhance the educational program of the District for its students and staff.
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The Social & Economic Justice Committee will work to support school staff, students, and parents to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world. Visit the Committee Website.
Why our collective voice matters
Unions such as CTA use their collective voice to advocate for policies that benefit all working people — like increases to the minimum wage, affordable health care and great public schools. It’s pretty simple, really: When union membership increases, living conditions of working people and their families improve. The same is true of the reverse.
The California Teacher’s Association (CTA) is the state's largest representative of education employees. It exists primarily to protect and advance the professional and economic interests of its members. CTA works for better working conditions, higher salaries, improved health benefits, progressive personnel policies and an affordable and dignified retirement. CTA advocates with the legislature, the public and local boards of education to maintain a sound, effective and productive public education system.
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
The Orange Unified Education Association was established in 1953 and represents the teachers, counselors, nurses, media specialists, psychologists, and speech pathologists who work in the Orange Unified School District.
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