The NEA Center for Organizing will expose in existing NEA publications the continued efforts by venture capitalists to privatize substitute teachers and education support professionals by subcontracting these positions through unrepresented "gig" workers, for example, from Swing Education, Inc., EDUStaff LLC, and Kelly Educational Staffing.

NEA will use existing communication channels to expose practices by third-party staffing companies that impact the pay, benefits, and "years of service" of educators and other school employees. Because there are over 50 state/governing authorities, NEA will choose a sample of such practices to highlight.

Rationale/Background

Covering absences protected by a union contract should be done by organized colleagues, not for-profit temp agencies, which charge school districts up to 25% extra to provide essential teaching and ESP support.

Contact

Ben Visnick - CA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $17,000.