Recording Secretary Report 2022-06-01

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:00-5:30

Starting Time: 4:00 Adjournment Time: 5:15?



  1. Presentation of Agenda
  2. Consent Agenda (Reports from Corresponding Secretary, Political Action Liaison, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Grievance Chair)
  3. President’s Remarks
  4. New Business
  5. Old Business


Consent Agenda

Accepted without opposition.


President’s Remarks

This is a safe space for open discussion.

If Laura doesn’t respond, reach out to another officer, your CAT member, or building/unit rep.


We have changed the landscape in Chicopee and the admin has learned they need to follow the contract.


The CEA’s strength comes from the membership. Participate in your union.


New Business

Guest Shirley Arriaga – Candidate for State Rep. She is asking for the CEA’s endorsement, which will be voted on at another time.


Fair Share Amendment – On the ballot this coming fall to amend the MA state constitution to create a progressive tax structure.


CEA Dues Increase – CEA has been running in the red for many years, and CEA dues have not been increased in over twenty years. Slideshow emailed to members.

Proposed amendment 1 is a course correction to maintain services by the CEA.

Proposed amendment 2 is to address the issue from occurring in the future.


Student Behavior Issues – Article XXIII of our contract addresses protection for physical and verbal abuse. Email both your principal and the superintendent to inform them and request that it be addressed. Cite the language of the contract.


Indoor Air Quality Committee – Follow the same protocol. 1) Contact maintenance supervisor. 2) Then if nothing happens, contact the principal. 3) Then if nothing happens, contact air quality people/


Next Meeting on September 7, 2022 (via Zoom starting at 4:00)


Here is the link to the CEA Calendar