Fellow CEA Member,
We have some important information we'd like to share with you.
First, we are having a General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, March 13th at 4:00 at the American Legion in Collinsville to discuss with you the current state of contract negotiations and possible paths going forward in this regard.  We will also discuss the current status of Illinois' school funding issues.  Please make every effort to attend.  
Second, we have secured the services of a Federal Mediator for our next bargaining session with the School Board and Administration.  The CEA bargaining team will be meeting with the Board, and a mediator, on Monday, March 26th, at 6:00.  We will share more information about this at the General Membership Meeting on March 13th.
Third, please be sure to talk to your CEA Building Representative(s) on Friday of this week (3/2) or sometime next week.  The Building Reps. will receive important information at their March 1st Building Rep. meeting, and need to share this with you ASAP, as well as get some information from each of us.
Fourth, there have, as we're sure you know, been some student walk-outs and other demonstrations in the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida.  IEA has asked us to provide the attached information to all members regarding this issue.  Please be sure to look this over.
Fifth, Tuesday, March 20th is the Illinois Primary Election - please be sure to get out and vote.  IEA has a list of endorsed candidates on its website, if you're interested.
Lastly, THANK YOU for all you do for the students, parents, and community of Unit 10, under often trying and untested circumstances.  Your CEA leadership certainly appreciates all the effort, care, concern, dedication and professionalism you display each and every day.
We look forward to seeing everyone on March 13th!
~Your CEA Negotiations Committee & Executive Board

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