News
© 2018 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:

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

October 2018:

National Labor News from Bureau of Labor Statisti cs:   St.   John   the   Baptist   Diocesan   High   School       is   proud   to announce   that   four   seniors,   Julia   Eterno,   Theresa   McGiff, Victoria   Arsenicos,   and   Carly   Lovito,   have   been   named NYSMMA    all    -state    team    members    for    the    2018-2019 school year. The   members   of   Xaverian   High   School’s       Class   of   2018 were awarded in $44,880,924 in scholarship funds! At   Bishop   Kearney   High   School    spirit   is   alive   and   well, as     evidenced     by     the recent    Walk-a-thon    on Friday,   October   5.      After sharing      breakfast      in homeroom,    the    entire school community gathered in the gym for prayer and pledge. A   teacher   in   Port   St.   Lucie,   Fla.,   says   that   she   was   fired   for   refusing   to   give students   partial   credit   for   work   they   did   not   turn   in   to   her    According   to   WCMH- TV,   after   many   students   didn’t   hand   in   an   Explorer   Notebook   project,   Diana   Tirado,   an eighth-grade   history   teacher   at   West   Gate,   gave   them   a   zero   for   a   grade.   According   to Tirado,   she   was   let   go   because   of   the   school’s   no-zero   policy,   allegedly   included   in   the student   and   parent   handbook.   Tirado,   who   was   still   in   her   probationary   period,   was terminated   from   her   position   on   Sept.   14.   However,   no   clause   was   mentioned   in   the letter from the principal. By Hope Schreiber, Yahoo Lifestyle Is this student in your 5th period class?   How many students, parents, and administrators have seen this photo online? Is the student in trouble? Is the teacher in trouble? Is the video currently on You Tube? The President’s October 2018 Message…………. *Archbishop Molloy High School has ratified and accepted the new contract negotiated by the bargaining team.   *Negotiations continue at Christ the King High School and at The Child /Legacy High School.   *Unfortunately,   negotiations   at   Bishop   Kearney   are   not   going   well.   The   Administration   and   the   Board   are   not   willing   to   bargain   in   good faith.   Unilateral   decisions   have   been   made   by   the   School   without   discussion,   negotiation,   nor   approval   from   the   Union.   The   Union   has filed   5   (five)   grievances   that   are   heading   toward   arbitration.      The   LFA   will   defend   the   Collective   Bargaining   Agreement   and   the   Faculty’s rights at all costs!  I commend our brothers and sisters at Bishop Kearney for waiting patiently and standing strong as union members.   *Remember to check our website regularly for union issues, announcements, and benefits www.lfa1261.org. Ciro Quattrocchi    
News
© 2018 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:

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

October 2018:

National Labor News from Bureau of Labor Statisti cs:   St.    John    the    Baptist    Diocesan    High    School         is    proud    to announce    that    four    seniors,    Julia    Eterno,    Theresa    McGiff, Victoria   Arsenicos,   and   Carly   Lovito,   have   been   named   NYSMMA all -state team members for the 2018-2019 school year. The   members   of   Xaverian   High   School’s       Class   of   2018   were awarded in $44,880,924 in scholarship funds! At    Bishop    Kearney    High    School     spirit    is    alive    and    well,    as evidenced   by   the   recent   Walk- a-thon    on    Friday,    October    5.      After      sharing      breakfast      in homeroom,   the   entire   school community    gathered    in    the gym for prayer and pledge. A   teacher   in   Port   St.   Lucie,   Fla.,   says   that   she   was   fired   for refusing     to     give     students partial   credit   for   work   they did     not     turn     in     to     her   According   to   WCMH-TV,   after many   students   didn’t   hand   in an   Explorer   Notebook   project, Diana   Tirado,   an   eighth-grade history   teacher   at   West   Gate,   gave   them   a   zero   for   a   grade. According   to   Tirado,   she   was   let   go   because   of   the   school’s   no- zero    policy,    allegedly    included    in    the    student    and    parent handbook.   Tirado,   who   was   still   in   her   probationary   period,   was terminated   from   her   position   on   Sept.   14.   However,   no   clause was    mentioned    in    the    letter    from    the    principal.    By    Hope Schreiber, Yahoo Lifestyle Is this student in your 5th period class?   How   many   students,   parents, and administrators have seen this photo online? Is the student in trouble? Is the teacher in trouble? Is   the   video   currently   on   You Tube? The President’s October 2018 Message…………. *Archbishop   Molloy   High   School   has   ratified   and   accepted   the new contract negotiated by the bargaining team.   *Negotiations   continue   at   Christ   the   King   High   School   and   at The Child /Legacy High School.   *Unfortunately,   negotiations   at   Bishop   Kearney   are   not   going well.    The    Administration    and    the    Board    are    not    willing    to bargain   in   good   faith.   Unilateral   decisions   have   been   made   by the   School   without   discussion,   negotiation,   nor   approval   from the    Union.    The    Union    has    filed    5    (five)    grievances    that    are heading   toward   arbitration.      The   LFA   will   defend   the   Collective Bargaining   Agreement   and   the   Faculty’s   rights   at   all   costs!      I commend    our    brothers    and    sisters    at    Bishop    Kearney    for waiting patiently and standing strong as union members.   *Remember   to   check   our   website   regularly   for   union   issues, announcements, and benefits www.lfa1261.org. Ciro Quattrocchi