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A decertification petition is a vehicle whereby a group of employees in an established bargaining unit or an employee organization may bring about an election that allows employees to vote to either remove or replace their incumbent “exclusive representative.” (The “exclusive representative” is the employee organization that has been recognized or certified to represent the employees in the bargaining unit in their employment relations with the employer.)
To terminate the union’s right to represent you and your fellow employees. This procedure provides you with full relief by taking away the union’s authority to act as your bargaining representative. If you are a part of the employee union that is covered under a collective bargaining agreement (whether you are a union member or not) you can still sign a petition and participate in the decertification vote. Once the union is removed as your legal bargaining representative you no longer have to join the union or pay dues or fees to it.
The SDEA Contract is Valid until June 30, 2023.
Decertification Petition Must be filed between March 30th, 2023, and April 30th, 2023, and contain 30% of the signature of eligible voters. The petition containing signatures of more than enough employees at Gompers Preparatory Academy will trigger a secret ballot election. The signature allows for a VOTE.
After the election trigger, In a few days, unit members will receive a letter from PERB letting them know of the process, and soon after a secret ballot that will give you three options. One NO Representation (do not keep the SDEA as the exclusive representative), the Second is SDEA (Yes keep the SDEA), the Third is CARES (allow CARES to be the new Union for exclusive representation). We the parents, community members, and teachers of Gompers Preparatory Academy are asking you to vote NO Representation or CARES, thereby removing SDEA from GPA.
1. Hold a secret ballot election. PERB then sets up a secret ballot election in response to the petition document. PERB will determine the appropriate group of people to vote in the election—a determination that unions and employers sometimes dispute, which can lead to delays in holding the election.
2. Act in response to the results of the election. If 50% or more of the unit members vote against union representation, the SDEA will no longer have representation rights and the employees will once again be able to deal directly with the Leadership on issues related to pay, benefits, and working conditions.
All eligible voters shall vote by mailed ballot. On September 8, 2021, PERB will mail a ballot to the home address of each eligible voter. Along with the ballot, the eligible voter will also receive a Secret Ballot Envelope, a postage-paid return envelope addressed to PERB, and instructions for casting the ballot. Ballots must be received by PERB not later than October 4, 2021, in order to be counted in the official tally of ballots.
Employees will be informed by the Notices of Election that if they believe they are eligible to vote in the election and they do not receive a ballot by September 22, 2021, they may contact PERB and request a duplicate ballot. PERB will accept employee requests for duplicate ballots on September 22, 2021 only. Requests may be made only by telephone and between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; the telephone number will be displayed on the Notices of Election. PERB will accept collect calls for this purpose. PERB will accept a request for a ballot only from the voter himself/herself.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at the Public Employment Relations Board, 425 W. Broadway, Suite 400, Glendale, CA 91204.
The choices on the ballot shall appear in the wording and order
Click below to see the full Consent Election Agreement
Rally against the San Diego Education Association, Teachers Union and ask they stop blocking the VOTE and stop involving their kids.
The day before this show was recorded, Dr. Thomas Sowell began his 10th decade of life. Remarkably on one hand and yet completely expected on the other, he remains as engaged, analytical, and thoughtful as ever. In this interview (one of roughly a dozen or so we’ve conducted with Dr. Sowell over the years), we delve into his new book Charter Schools and Their Enemies, a sobering look at the academic success of charter schools in New York City, and the fierce battles waged by teachers unions and progressive politicians to curtail them. Dr. Sowell’s conclusion is equally thought provoking: If the opponents of charter schools succeed, the biggest losers will be poor minority children for whom a quality education is the best chance for a better life.
The majority support a VOTE, as this is the only honest way to go forward.
The Vote will happen from September 8th - October 4th, by Secret Mail-in Ballot.
Teachers were never given a vote when the SDEA took over, and have been waiting for this vote since the beginning.
The majority support the Vote as this is the only HONEST way to move forward. The Teachers Association mislead unit members in singing over their rights to the SDEA and had no idea what to do. The SDEA created the Union Control on lies from the beginning did not have the support when the teachers found out about the UNION.
SDEA We do NOT Accept YOU the way you are!!! SDEA We do NOT Support YOU the way you are!!! WE WILL NOT PAY ANY UNION DUES TO YOU!!!! This relationship has to START OVER, and base it on TRUST and HONESTY! We the Teachers from Gompers Preparatory Academy have waited almost 3 years, and now we will have our Vote!
The good news: Teachers received notice from PERB their desertification petition was "timely filed" and "sufficient" number of signatures, allowing a vote. However...
The Bad News: The SDEA/CTA/NEA filed an amendment to their Unfair Labor charges and asked that the desertification petition be dismissed without a vote!
"It takes a special kind of politician to attempt to take away the new rights of countless workers " as Lorena Gonzalez recently said in an interview, and she is that politician!
Lorena Gonzalez expressed her concerns again, as she recently found out that teachers are not happy with the SDEA/CTA and sought assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation to file for a desertification vote. She further accused the National Right to Work Foundation of being an organization that "disenfranchised workers." Lorena..... The teachers and unit members at GPA never had a vote. For you use Assembly letter head to continually badger our school is unprofessional. Where is your letter supporting the teachers and unit members that want a vote?
The SDEA/CTA/NEA filed a second appeal with PERB to have the desertification petition dismissed. The union is trying to stop teachers and unit members choice to have a union or not by attempting to block the election.
The SDEA/CTA/NEA filed with PERB to have the desertification petition dismissed. The union is trying to stop teachers and unit members choice to have a union or not by attempting to block the election.
Teachers, parents and community members upset, protested at the SDEA headquarters and the San Diego Unified School District office, for trying to block the vote.
San Diego, CA (January 8, 2020) – A group of employees at Gompers Preparatory Academy (GPA), .....
"The SDEA Union" political bureaucracy is one size fits all and eliminates individual rights from negotiating their own Work Year Agreement! Before "The SDEA Union" took over, each staff member had the opportunity to negotiate their own work year, however, the contract was ratified, and each lost all rights to negotiate. The contract will be in effect for one year! "The SDEA Union" 205 days work year agreement, has teachers being paid less than SDUSD teachers. Teachers and Staff have an Opportunity to Vote to Remove SDEA as their representative, allowing them the freedom to renegotiate their pay and work year!
Stanford University Professor, Jerry Moe, spells out above all else, what hurts students the most.....
Not all teachers at Gompers Preparatory Academy knew what was happening. Many found out after months of backdoor meetings among eight teachers with Union representatives. Many thought they were signing a document to support our school and teachers, NOT a union document. To our knowledge, the Teacher Union was not mentioned to anyone. For 3 months the 9 outsiders lied to us about creating a Union!