November 28, 2023
Hello Fellow Classified Employee's and guests.
This is a wonderful time to reflect on the past year and be thankful for the good things in life. My hope is that bigger paychecks and better staffing in your buildings are some of the things you are thankful for. I would like to share what I am thankful for right now.
I am thankful to my wife for understanding the late night and early morning calls, listening to my rants, and calming my first instinct, which is usually to attack. And always supporting me in my goals and missions. Her advice is always right, or at least that is what she tells me!
I am thankful to my bargaining team and executive board for being there to guide, work, and bear the burdens of supporting a thousand amazing workers. It’s a thankless job that we do out of love and a sense of duty for others.
I would like to thank our NEA-Alaska associate staff, Malina Colón. Always a great sounding board, an incredibly hard worker, and honestly doesn’t receive enough credit for what she does and I couldn’t do my job without her.
And most of all, I would like to thank all of YOU. Day in and day out, good and bad weather, thankless pay, and worse conditions, you still do the job! Representing you, the classified employees is what keeps me going and why I do what I do for you. You deserve the best and I am doing my best to be worthy of the mission!
However, if you celebrate the holiday by eating turkeys, shopping, playing outside, or just chilling inside please enjoy yourselves, and stay safe. Make sure you have signed up for Premera. I will be seeing you in the schools next week!
Rick Morgan, President
Classified Employees’ Association
6177 E. Mountain Heather Rd Suite 6
Palmer, Alaska 99645-8442
Office (907) 373-0800 | Cell (907) 355-6478
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Every voice is important and every education support professional (ESP) in our bargaining unit is needed. Whether you are a custodian, a paraprofessional, a nutrition service worker, clerical, or facility worker YOU will make a difference. I hope you will consider standing united with your fellow ESP's in the Mat-Su!
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We have a great partnership with Grand Canyon University! Below is our contact who lives in Anchorage, give her a call!
Hannah Meneses (is our IN STATE contact!)
University Development Counselor
Grand Canyon University