HEA Rallies for Respect. Negotiations Continue

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On Monday, June 22nd, the Haverhill Education Association held a “Rally for Respect” outside City Hall while negotiations between teachers and the School Committee took place inside.  Tom Jordan, a teacher at Haverhill High School addressed the crowd of teachers, secretaries, ESPs, parents, students, and concerned citizens who attended in support of public education in […]

Haverhill Teachers Earn Lowest in Region – City Hall Stand Outs Planned

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A couple of months ago a Haverhill Education Association member created the following charts to compare teacher salaries among some of the largest school districts in Massachusetts.   Together, they show how the average Haverhill teacher makes far less than those in other districts in Massachusetts of similar size.  Today, we’d like you to consider […]

School Committee Approves Budget – Raises for Bosses, 0% For Workers

HEA President Joe Cunha stands out for a fair contract on Friday mornings at Bradford Elementary.

On Thursday, May 28th, 2015, the Haverhill School Committee approved its FY2016 Budget.  In it, the School Committee increased its own expense accounts by 31% and gave raises to various administrators, including a 13% raise to the superintendent which brings his salary to over $200,000 per year.  All this while they have spent the past […]

HEA Members Stand Out – Ask Mayor to Increase Education Funding

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Over the past two weeks dozens of HEA members have gathered on the corner of Summer and Main Streets in front of City Hall holding signs which read “Haverhill Educators United” and “Fair Contract Now”.  Though negotiations with the School Committee continue, little progress can be made without the city first finalizing its next budget, […]

End of April Brings Multiple Updates

In this update, the MTA issues a call to action for Massachusetts residents, Open Enrollment begins for health and dental insurance, and more. Click the headline for full article. Massachusetts Residents Urged to Support Local Aid Dear HEA Members, Normally I don’t forward MTA notices that most of you receive already but this is so […]