Update 2019 

Negotiations News:

We are happy to report that your CEA Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement with the Unit 10 School Board for a new contract.

We will provide all the details at a ratification meeting, at which time you can vote to either accept or reject the current offer. We will be recommending approval of this contract.

The ratification meeting will be held on Sunday, August 11th, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion in Collinsville. We hope to see everyone there!

Thanks to all our…

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2019 Negotiations 

Negotiations Update:

The CEA Bargaining Team met with the School Board and Administration tonight (7/9/19) and will meet again Thursday night in contract talks. We have worked through most language items and are beginning the process of discussing money. We will keep you updated here.

Thanks for all your support!

Tentative Agreement 

Fellow CEA Members,

We are pleased to report that we have reached a Tentative Agreement with the School Board on a 2-year contract covering the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years.   We will share the details of the contract with you at an upcoming ratification meeting.  Because we reached this agreement late last night, we do not at the moment have a definite time and place for this meeting.  However, we will try to secure the American Legion at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24th, so please try to keep this… Read more

Negotiations Update - 3/26/18 

Negotiations Update - 3/26/18

THANK YOU fellow CEA members for the amazing turnout before tonight’s bargaining meeting at the School Board office.

We met as a full team with the full Board and the federal mediator. We can report we made some progress and have another meeting scheduled with the Board and the mediator on April 17th.  Your enthusiasm and support was inspiring! We are hopeful that we will reach a fair settlement very soon.

If you should be contacted by the media, please refer them to Stacey…

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General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, March 13th 

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… Read more

Mediation Meditation 

Fellow CEA Member, We met as a full bargaining team last night with the School Board. After some discussion, it was mutually agreed by CEA and the Board that we would request the services of a mediator to attempt to help us bring closure to our ongoing negotiations process.  We will be contacting a mediation service promptly. At that point, a mediator will come and work with both sides to try to produce a settlement to our contract talks.  The State of Illinois continues to delay implementing the new… Read more

New Year...not yet 

Fellow CEA Member,

We wanted to give a quick update on the current status of contract negotiations for our still unresolved 2017-18 contract. 

The Illinois State Board of Education still has not finalized funding numbers for districts for the distribution of new money agreed to by the State Legislature last August. Governor Rauner recently vetoed a bill that would have allowed these funds to be distributed, so there are more political maneuverings in Springfield now holding up final funding numbers as well…

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Making Progress... 

Fellow CEA Member,

We finally have some modest progress to report on the negotiations front. CEA Co-Presidents Stacey Lauenstein and Denise Cigliana and CEA Bargaining Co-Chair Mark Schusky (with Co-Chair Stacey Lauenstein) met Monday, November 20th, with School Board President Gary Peccola, School Board Treasurer Dennis Craft and Superintendent Bob Green for an “informal” 3-on-3 Negotiations session.

We mutually agreed that the School Board would withdraw their proposal to increase class size for this year…

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Fall Contract Update 

Fellow CEA Member: We want to take a moment of your time to give you a summary of where we are in terms of bargaining our CEA Contract for the 2017-2018 school year with the Unit 10 School Board. This afternoon, Tuesday, October 24th, Stacey Lauenstein (Co-President and Bargaining Co-Chair), Denise Gruber-Cigliana (Co-President) and Mark Schusky (Bargaining Co-Chair) met with Superintendent Bob Green and School Board Members Gary Peccola and Dennis Craft. This was our latest in several rounds of…

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Bargaining Session Scheduled 

Fellow CEA Members-


We had a bargaining session on Monday, Oct. 2nd, and have another session set up for Oct. 24th.  We see this as a move in the right direction; we are actually meeting at the table. We will keep you updated and will hopefully have a Contract to vote on soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.


CEA Bargaining Team