Workers Comp

Important Info re: Workers’ Comp

Over the last few years, LVEA leaders have had to represent several teachers with workers’ comp (WC) issues. Most of the time we are getting called in after the situation has gotten so bad the LVEA member can’t stand it anymore. Please use the following tips to ensure your rights are being protected:
1. You can get YOUR doctor to be your WC doctor. There is a form he/she needs to fill out (available from the district office or CLICK HERE) that allows him/her to be your primary care giver through the WC process. If you do not have this form filled out PRIOR to your injury, you will be assigned a doctor.
2. Fill out an incident report when you are injured at work. If you don’t do this, you will not be covered by the WC system. Be sure to fill out a report even if you believe the injury is relatively minor. Even seemingly minor injuries can result in major issues down the road.
3. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE overly communicate about what is going on with your treatment, concerns, or questions. Make sure you contact Lori Fitzpatrick in the district office. She is LVUSD’s point person for WC issues. Also, contact LVEA so we know what is going on.
4. When you get a doctor’s note, give it to your principal, give it to the DO, and CHECK to see that they got it. Let LVEA know what is happening as well.
5. When you are taken out of work by a doctor (for an injury, illness, pregnancy, ANYTHING), you must have an “accommodations meeting” upon your return. This meeting MUST occur before you step foot back into work. It is a meeting to discuss the recommendations your doctor has made for you to come back to work. PLEASE contact LVEA when you are about to have one of these meetings.

New laws have been passed for the WC system to benefit the WC insurers- NOT YOU. If you aren’t vocal and aren’t reaching out to LVEA, you will likely fall through the cracks. If you have any WC questions please contact Lori Fitzpatrick in the DO or LVEA.

NEA RA Delegate

Please click here for the declaration form to be a delegate at the 2014 NEA RA.

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Remember to vote tomorrow!

LVEA Recommends Angela Cutbill, Mary Jo Ammon and Lelsi Stein for School Board.

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LVEA School Board Endorsements!

The Rep council of LVEA voted unanimously to endorse Mary Jo Ammon, Angela Cutbill, and Lesli Stein for school board. They bring the experience, trust, and know-how to be excellent board members to lead us into the new phase of LVUSD. Please share this information with your community and don’t forget to vote on November 5th!

Contract Changes

These are the changes made in the contract.

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Today’s Bargaining Presentation

The presentation given at AHS on Aug 19, 2013.

LVEA 2013-14 Negotiations Summary

Contract Changes

This is the entire contract with new updates:

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Tentative Agreement Reached!

This is the agreement signed for the 2013-14 school year.
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LVEA Exec Board Retreat

LVEA Exec Board Retreat

The LVEA Exec Board got together for two days over the summer to plan the future of LVEA.

 

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Stop the cuts!

Your Weingarten Rights

The US Supreme Court has ruled that The National Labor Relations Act gives workers the right to request union representation during investigatory interviews by supervisors, security personnel, and other managerial staff. These are called Weingarten Rights.

An investigatory interview occurs if:
1) management questions you to obtain information; and 2) you have a reasonable apprehension that your answers could be used as a basis for discipline or other adverse action.

You must ask for union representation either at the beginning of or during the interview. Management does not have to remind you of this right.

If your request is refused and management continues asking questions, you may refuse to answer. Your employer is guilty of an unfair labor practice and charges may be filed.