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© 2019 LFA Local 1261

News From the LFA and its member schools:

Thanks to Dan DiPleco, our newsletter editor, the LFA publishes a periodical Newsletter.  Click the links below for the most recent and archived newsletters.

Recent News:

December 2018:

National   Labor   News   from   Bureau   of   Labor Statisti cs:         Please   remember   that   as   union   members   we sacrificed    lower    pay    so    that    we    may    have    a pension     and     or     retirement     plans,     health insurance,   sick   leave   and   other   benefits   in   our collective   bargaining   agreements.   This   is   what we receive to improve people’s lives! A   Florida   teacher   battling   cancer   ran   out   of sick    days.         School    employees    showered    him with    theirs.    Within    four    days    he    had    enough sick days to cover an entire semester. C ooking with VP Jerry Franza: Swordfish:   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of lemon juice                                                       2 cloves of garlic chopped              1 teaspoon of parsley                                                4 swordfish steaks 2/3 inch thick                                         1 small tomato chopped or diced                  Steps: 1 . Cook for 5 to 6 minutes on each side 2 . Combine all ingredients Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com Every   successful   individu al   has a teacher to thank!   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! On   November   19,   2018,   LFA   President   /   Business   Manager      Ciro   Quattrocchi   and   Archbishop   Molloy   High School President Richard Karsten signed a three year contract.   The   LFA   members   ratified   the   contract   on   October   16,   2018   with   a   vote   of   66   yes,      5   no,   &      1   abstention.      The bargaining   team   did   a   great   job   securing   benefits   and   a   salary   increase   for   all   three   years   of   the   new   contract   and     updating the Collective Bargaining Agreement as a whole. LFA all the way! The President’s December 2018 Message…………. This month:  *The Archbishop Molloy contract has been signed and delivered! *Some   progress   is   being   made   to   resolve   the   5   grievances   at   Bishop   Kearney   High   School.   I   am   hoping   that   the   5   arbitrations   that   could cost from $50,000 to $100,000   for the Union to prosecute can be negotiated and the clock can be stopped! * Ratification meetings will take place this month at Christ the King High School and The Child Legacy High School.   I   would   like   to   take   this   time   to   wish   all   of   you,   my   Union   brothers   and   sisters,   and   your   families   a   Blessed   Christmas   and   a   New   Year   full of good health, much success and happiness! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!   Your President and Business Manager Ciro Quattrocchi

November 2018:

Bureau   of   Labor   Statistics   Reports   260,000   More   Union   Members   in   2017    The   federal   Bureau   of   Labor   Statistics   released   its   annual report   on   union   membership,   which   found   that   the   number   of   union   members   rose   by   260,000   in   2017.   This   reflects   critical   organizing victories   across   a   range   of   industries,   which   have   reaped   higher   wages,   better   benefits   and   a   more   secure   future   for   working   people around the country Quick Facts: High School Teachers:   2017 Median Pay:  $59,170 per year Typical Entry-Level Education:  Bachelor's degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation:  None On-the-job Training:  None Number of Jobs, 2016:  1,018,700 Job Outlook, 2016-26:  8% (As fast as average) Employment Change, 2016-26:  76,800 A statistic on gun violence :   The shooting of 12 people in Thousand Oaks, Ca. is the 307th mass shootings this year in our country. That means a mass shooting of almost one a day! Cooking with VP Jerry Franza: Beef Stew Recipe :   Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of oil 2 lbs of beef                                                        1 medium onion chopped              1 teaspoon of salt                                                2 large potatoes diced                                         1 cup of carrots, sliced                                       2 stalks of celery sliced                                      32 oz of beef stock                                              2 tablespoons of flour Steps: 1 . Season beef and coat with flour; cook- 2-3 minutes till brown. 2 . Add all the veggies- reduce heat to medium low 3 . cook about 50-60 minutes stirring often until beef is tender. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s November 2018 Message…………. A   Special   thanks   to   all   the   retirees   and   delegates   who   attended   our   Elder   Law   Workshop.   The   guest   speakers   were   very   informative   and promised   a   discount   for   our   members.      Check   out   our   website   for   details   that   you   may   have   missed   www.lfa1261.org.      A   special   thanks goes out to our secretary Jennifer Silverio for organizing the workshop and our Vice President Jerry Franza for providing refreshments.   A three year contract signed and delivered at Archbishop Molloy High School!  Congratulations to the Bargaining Team.   Negotiations are almost complete at Christ the King High School and negotiations still continue at The Child /Legacy High School.   The   Union   has   agreed   to   meet   with   the   Bishop   Kearney   Board   Chairperson   and   Counsel   to   attempt   to   negotiate   a   settlement   for   the   5 grievances   that   are   heading   toward   arbitration.      The   Union   agreed   to   this   meeting   in   an   effort   to   save   the   Union   and   the   School   a possible   $50,000   to   $150,000   each   in   arbitration   and   legal   fees.   It   seemed   like   there   was   some   progress   made   at   this   meeting;   however, the Bishop Kearney Head of School is still not “on board”! Ciro Quattrocchi
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© 2019 LayFacultyAssociation 

News From the LFA and its member

schools:

Thanks to Dan DiPleco, our newsletter editor, the LFA publishes a periodical Newsletter.  Click the links below for the most recent and archived newsletters.

Recent News:

December 2018:

National Labor News from Bureau of Labor Statisti cs:     Please   remember   that   as   union   members   we   sacrificed   lower pay   so   that   we   may   have   a   pension   and   or   retirement   plans, health   insurance,   sick   leave   and   other   benefits   in   our   collective bargaining    agreements.    This    is    what    we    receive    to    improve people’s lives! A    Florida    teacher    battling    cancer    ran    out    of    sick    days.       School   employees   showered   him   with   theirs.   Within   four   days he had enough sick days to cover an entire semester. C ooking with VP Jerry Franza: Swordfish:   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of lemon juice                                                       2 cloves of garlic chopped              1 teaspoon of parsley                                                4 swordfish steaks 2/3 inch thick                                         1 small tomato chopped or diced                  Steps: 1 . Cook   for   5   to   6   minutes   on each side 2 . Combine all ingredients Questions    or    comments:    Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com Every     successful     individu al has a teacher to thank!   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! On   November   19,   2018,   LFA   President   /   Business   Manager     Ciro     Quattrocchi     and     Archbishop     Molloy     High     School President Richard Karsten signed a three year contract.   The   LFA   members   ratified   the   contract   on   October   16,   2018   with a   vote   of   66   yes,      5   no,   &      1   abstention.      The   bargaining   team   did a   great   job   securing   benefits   and   a   salary   increase   for   all   three years     of     the     new     contract     and          updating     the     Collective Bargaining Agreement as a whole. LFA all the way! The President’s December 2018 Message…………. This month:      *The     Archbishop     Molloy     contract     has     been     signed     and delivered! *Some   progress   is   being   made   to   resolve   the   5   grievances   at Bishop   Kearney   High   School.   I   am   hoping   that   the   5   arbitrations that   could   cost   from   $50,000   to   $100,000         for   the   Union   to prosecute can be negotiated and the clock can be stopped! *   Ratification   meetings   will   take   place   this   month   at   Christ   the King High School and The Child Legacy High School.   I    would    like    to    take    this    time    to    wish    all    of    you,    my    Union brothers   and   sisters,   and   your   families   a   Blessed   Christmas   and a New Year full of good health, much success and happiness! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!   Your President and Business Manager Ciro Quattrocchi

November 2018:

Bureau    of    Labor    Statistics    Reports    260,000    More    Union Members    in    2017     The    federal    Bureau    of    Labor    Statistics released   its   annual   report   on   union   membership,   which   found that   the   number   of   union   members   rose   by   260,000   in   2017. This    reflects    critical    organizing    victories    across    a    range    of industries,   which   have   reaped   higher   wages,   better   benefits   and a more secure future for working people around the country Quick Facts: High School Teachers:   2017 Median Pay:  $59,170 per year Typical Entry-Level Education:  Bachelor's degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation:  None On-the-job Training:  None Number of Jobs, 2016:  1,018,700 Job Outlook, 2016-26:  8% (As fast as average) Employment Change, 2016-26:  76,800 A statistic on gun violence :   The shooting of 12 people in Thousand Oaks, Ca. is the 307th mass shootings this year in our country. That means a mass shooting of almost one a day! Cooking   with   VP   Jerry   Franza: Beef Stew Recipe :   Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of oil 2 lbs of beef                                                        1 medium onion chopped              1 teaspoon of salt                                                2 large potatoes diced                                         1 cup of carrots, sliced                                       2 stalks of celery sliced                                      32 oz of beef stock                                              2 tablespoons of flour Steps: 1 . Season   beef   and   coat   with   flour;   cook-   2-3   minutes   till brown. 2 . Add all the veggies- reduce heat to medium low 3 . cook    about    50-60    minutes    stirring    often    until    beef    is tender. Questions or comments: Contact Jerry at www.chipfranza@aol.com The President’s November 2018 Message…………. A   Special   thanks   to   all   the   retirees   and   delegates   who   attended our     Elder     Law     Workshop.     The     guest     speakers     were     very informative   and   promised   a   discount   for   our   members.      Check out     our     website     for     details     that     you     may     have     missed www.lfa1261.org.      A   special   thanks   goes   out   to   our   secretary Jennifer    Silverio    for    organizing    the    workshop    and    our    Vice President Jerry Franza for providing refreshments.   A   three   year   contract   signed   and   delivered   at   Archbishop   Molloy High School!  Congratulations to the Bargaining Team.   Negotiations   are   almost   complete   at   Christ   the   King   High   School and negotiations still continue at The Child /Legacy High School.   The   Union   has   agreed   to   meet   with   the   Bishop   Kearney   Board Chairperson   and   Counsel   to   attempt   to   negotiate   a   settlement for   the   5   grievances   that   are   heading   toward   arbitration.      The Union   agreed   to   this   meeting   in   an   effort   to   save   the   Union   and the   School   a   possible   $50,000   to   $150,000   each   in   arbitration and   legal   fees.   It   seemed   like   there   was   some   progress   made   at this   meeting;   however,   the   Bishop   Kearney   Head   of   School   is still not “on board”! Ciro Quattrocchi