All Out for May 1st!

On May 16, 2018 educators across North Carolina took action to defeat fear, hopelessness, and the power of school privatizers.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) just wrapped up its 2019 Convention. During debate at the convention representatives from across the state identified and overwhelmingly voted to set the following items as demands to the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA):

  • Provide enough school librarians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and other health professionals to meet national professional-to-student standards;
  • Provide $15 minimum wage for all school personnel, 5% raise for all ESPs (non-certified staff), teachers, administrators, and a 5% cost of living adjustment for retirees;
  • Expand Medicaid to improve the health of our students and families;
  • Reinstate state retiree health benefits eliminated by the General Assembly in 2017;
  • Restore advanced degree compensation stripped by the General Assembly in 2013.

The convention also set May 1, 2019 as a day of action to call all public school workers together and demand the NCGA act on these demands.

Please fill out this short survey for the NCAE Organize 2020 Racial and Social Justice Caucus and let us know what you're able to do in this fight for our schools!

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