TAAAC http://taaaconline.org Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:49:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9 http://taaaconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-taaac-apple-icon-1-32x32.jpg TAAAC http://taaaconline.org 32 32 Virginia Needs Our Help! http://taaaconline.org/virginia-needs-help/ Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:01:25 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=3200 One week from today, Virginia voters will have the first chance to send a message about the state of our politics. Virginians can vote FOR Ralph Northam and send a message about strong public schools, job creation and health care. They can also re-elect a strong Attorney General and begin to clawback seats in their …

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TAAAC UPDATE http://taaaconline.org/taaac-update-7/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:37:34 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=3016 July 27, 2017 In the July 20 Update, members were told that the details of the settlement reached between the TAAAC and the Board on July 19 would be available by Monday, July 24. Through no fault of either party, the language of the release is still under discussion between the parties. Details will be …

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Anne Arundel Medical Center, CareFirst http://taaaconline.org/anne-arundel-medical-center-carefirst/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:42:14 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2974 Employees, Yesterday, as many of you know, Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) announced that it has issued a notice of intent to terminate its contract with CareFirst if terms of a new agreement cannot be worked out. The first parts of such a termination action would take place in October of 2017, with other elements …

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Tentative Agreement and a List of Current Specialty Drugs http://taaaconline.org/tentative-agreement-and-a-list-of-current-specialty-drugs/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:55:38 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2082 On April 5, 2017, TAAAC’s Association Representative Council ratified a tentative agreement on changes to the prescription drug co-payment tiers. The agreement was reached through negotiations that began over a year ago on March 20, 2016. It is anticipated that the Board of Education will hold its ratification vote on April 19, 2017. A summary …

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Settlement Summary Prescription Copayments http://taaaconline.org/taaacboard-tentative-agreement-on-prescription-copays/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:17:33 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2086 Note that the changes in the prescription copayment tiers negotiated to take effect on July 1, 2017, will not take effect until January 1, 2018. As a result, the current copayment amounts will continue for an additional six months. FY2017 Current F/T Active Prescription Tiers Generic: $5 Preferred brand name: $15 Non-preferred brand name: $25 …

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Annapolis High Staff Advocated to Retain Incentives http://taaaconline.org/annapolis-high-staff-advocated-to-retain-incentives/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:21:59 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2095 The post Annapolis High Staff Advocated to Retain Incentives appeared first on TAAAC.

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Updates and ARC Follow Up http://taaaconline.org/updates-arc-follow/ Fri, 07 Oct 2016 02:00:44 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2692 DEPARTMENT CHAIR IN OBSERVATIONS One of the member concerns brought to us recently was the issue of whether a department chair from one department is allowed to conduct observations in another. For example, consider a social studies department chair conducting an observation in an art or physics class. Members in schools where that such cross-department …

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Negotiations Begin / Survey Coming http://taaaconline.org/negotiations-begin-survey-coming/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 02:05:31 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2695 Negotiations between TAAAC and the Board for fiscal year 2018 kicked off on September 29th. The session was intended to cover some preliminary issues, and accomplished what was intended. The teams got re-acquainted, a negotiating calendar was prepared through March 22th, 2017, and the joint committee on extra-curricular classification created in the previous Agreement was …

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Contract Ratified http://taaaconline.org/contract-ratified/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 02:07:15 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2697 TAAAC Representatives Ratify Contract at September Association Representative Council TAAAC Reps gathered at Severna Park Middle School on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 for the first Association Representative Council. 122 Reps were in attendance during the meeting for a 73% representation. 84 units (school buildings) were present for an 62% representation. The straw ballot put out …

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Tentative Agreement Item Adjusted http://taaaconline.org/tentative-agreement-item-adjusted/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 02:08:51 +0000 http://taaaconline.org/?p=2699 In the Q&A document distributed on August 30, 2016, there was a question as to whether the one-time payment to employees on Step 25 would be included in the average final salary for the purposes of retirement benefit calculation. On August 30th we did not have a definitive answer. We have since confirmed that the …

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