Send an email of support to our Brothers and Sisters of the Shamokin, Pennsylvania Education Association
Please be advised that Shamokin Area Education Association (SAEA) (IU 16- Northumberland County) 183 Bargaining Unit members will be on strike starting Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The school board voted against the non-binding arbitration decision at their meeting this evening. SAEA voted on Thursday, January 14 to accept the non-binding arbitration decision, which favored SAEAs issues. This will be a continuation of their first strike that went from September 8 to September 28, 2015. They returned to the classrooms on September 28 by court order. They have been working without a contract since 2013. Main issues to date: the school board has rejected the Fact-Finder's decision, in which SAEA voted to accept, which then led to the strike in September. Now, the school board voted against the non-binding arbitration decision. SAEA are among the lowest paid educators in the state.
Mary Yohe, EA President
1191 Trevorton Road
Coal Township, PA