Another attempt to punish the association comes from Sen. M. Dayton (Utah County) in the form of SB 77. She would like to limit the amount and scope of association leave. Some larger districts have full-time released presidents that are paid for by a combination of association dues and the district. In Weber, WEA's president is half-time released and the association pays for most of that salary. Marlene does a lot to help the district and the district appreciates it. In Ogden, OEA's president can also use association leave, paid for by the district. Our OEA president is provided a full-time aide to help with the association and step in when he leaves. This leave is important and we must fight to keep it.
Remember the Rally for Retirement, Saturday, Feb. 6 at the State Capitol (11:00 to 12:30)
See you there. Rick