To: ESS (Source4Teachers)
ESS (Source4Teachers) must be held accountable
Schools need to stop utilizing ESS for permanent placement positions. Currently, all non-adminstrative workers are classified as subcontractors, effectively destroying any rights we may have been entitled to as educators.
Why is this important?
Because of their classification of us, we do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits. We're not given the same benefits, we're not given the same paid time off, we're not even allowed in the union - at least not the way my district negotiated ESS's contract, I can imagine this is true elsewhere. It's ludicrous that I could work alongside district hired employees who have Union representatives to be their voice & hold the school accountable during this very uncertain time.
Subcontracting teacher's aides, especially special education ones, like me, is bad for students, staff & the reputation of the school. It also entirely disenfranchises aspiring educators, like myself, who took a permanent position with a school to fund my way to teacher certification. Now, why would I even bother....? I'm sure many are in my position & that needs to change now for the future of education.
Forbes named them a best largest employer for 3 years in a row, at the very least that needs to stop.