We represent over 700 Fresno Area Substitute Teachers (FASTA)
Women’s March, Fresno – Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Nees and Blackstone, between River Park and Villagio Shopping Center
The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance and diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.
Click here for details: Women’s Caucus Women’s March 1.20.18 (PDF)
Members Ratify New Contract!
On Nov. 20, 2017 members overwhelmingly voted to approve new contract!
Thank you to all the FASTA members who voted to ratify the contract we negotiated with FUSD. Our new contract covers us through the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Members turned out in record numbers and voted unanimously to approve the contract. The bargaining team and I thank you for your comments and support.
The increase in wages is good, but it’s our pay for designated schools that is a big step forward. At $150 a day, it will help substitute teachers and it will help designated schools have coverage for their classrooms. Tier I will now be $124.50, Tier II will be $143.50 and long term will be $150 from day one. There will also be retroactive pay to July 1, 2016.
The next step is for the School Board to give their final approval on Dec. 13. After this happens all information is forwarded to the payroll department so they can begin working on “retro checks”, which we hope to receive in December.
Come to the next FASTA meeting on Tuesday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. Cake, ice cream, and door prizes will be provided.
Again, thank you to everyone who came out to vote and helped to get a new contract to respect our work and invest in public schools.
FASTA Chapter President
Chapter meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in June, July and August
General Membership Meeting:
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 12
Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Location: SEIU Local 521, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno
Don’t forget to bring winter gloves for a needy FUSD student to the chapter meeting.
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Chapter Newsletter December 2017
Click here to view newsletter: FASTA Chapter Newsletter December 2017 (PDF)
In this issue:
- Members Ratify New Contract
- President’s Message
- Chapter Meeting Dec. 12
- Glove Drive for needy kids
Did you know?
Article 12 – Section 13
Any substitute teacher who accepts an assignment from the Smartfinder System shall agree to the terms and conditions of that job number. When the conditions of the assignment change, the site administrator will discuss the change with the substitute teacher prior to the commencement of the assignment. The Substitute Teacher is not required to accept the job if the assignment has changed. Substitute Teachers who decline the job shall receive a 1/2 day of pay.
President and Chief Shop Steward – Sergio Garcia
Vice President – Eddie Bedolla
Secretary – Claire LeMire
- Sergio Garcia
- Edward Mertens
- Jane Ruiz
- Brigitte Cushman
- Theresa Pallares
- Eduardo Bedolla
Who can help me when I have questions?
Vanessa Seely is here to assist you daily, from 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
She can be reached at 457-3492 or Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can I call regarding FASTA contract questions?
Call SEIU at (559) 447-2560 and speak to Rachel
Substitute Teacher Forms:
FASTA FAQ 10.23.15 (PDF)
FASTA Disrupting the Academic Environment Form (PDF)
FASTA Educational Film Review Form (PDF)
FASTA Travel Pass (PDF)
FASTA Classroom Inventory Instructions (PDF)
Chapter News Archives
FASTA Chapter Newsletter October 2017 (PDF)
FASTA Contract Ratification Vote 11.20.17 (PDF)
FASTA Chapter Newsletter June 2017 (PDF)
FASTA Chapter Newsletter May 2017 (PDF)
FASTA Chapter Newsletter March 2017 (PDF)
FUSD FTA Future of FUSD Summit Flyer 3.28.17 (PDF)
FASTA Newsletter December 2016 (PDF)
Paid Sick Leave AB 1522 (PDF)
FASTA Bargaining Survey April 2016 (PDF)
CATs, Bargaining Team and Steward Meeting Oct. 29 (PDF)
FASTA Bargaining Team Nomination Form Due 4.22.16 (PDF)
FASTA Meeting 4.12.16 (PDF)
FASTA Meeting 3.8.16 (PDF)
FASTA General Membership Agenda 1.12.16 (PDF)