This informational message is being sent to all DEA Members.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave (FMLA) for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
The expanded sick leave provisions described in the attachments are in addition to any accumulated sick leave you already have. Please read and review the following attachments carefully so that you are informed about the benefits under the FFCRA.
The following documents are links:
Right now in Ohio, billions are being spent in an attempt to scam and mislead us into leaving our union. But here’s the truth: we only have power in numbers.
Don’t be fooled – DEA/OEA/NEA is here to protect schools and give us the voice we deserve!
Learn more https://www.ohea.org/scam/?fbclid=IwAR3mo-QoBRwqctrqmbLdJDCti-sAubjn0eI918EVg0o91ADw_tnU5efGv0o
Please join fellow OEA members in asking their representatives in the U.S. Congress to include funding for state and local governments in the next COVID-19 relief package. This federal legislation should also include money for more worker protections for school employees and greater internet access for students.
OEA members are calling on Congress to earmark $175 billion for education in the next federal coronavirus relief package to help mitigate the harm to students caused by budget cuts at the state and local levels. That funding is urgently needed in Ohio, particularly in the wake of Governor DeWine’s intention to cut $465 million in education funding in the current fiscal year which ends in June.
“Teachers have been heroic in their efforts to engage and educate their students while schools are closed, but there are tremendous challenges,” DiMauro said. “Many families don’t have internet access or enough devices for their children; many parents can’t help their children through the school day because they are frontline workers who must be out of the home. The challenges are especially great in the state’s poorer school districts,” he explained.
The OEA, Ohio’s largest teachers’ union, has been in touch with the offices of Ohio Senators Brown and Portman to urge their support for federal action. “Only the federal government has the resources to stabilize education funding in the country right now. Our federal lawmakers have a duty to provide the funding our kids need,” DiMauro said.