Another OAPSE Local Gets a Win

Delaware City Schools secretaries and educational aides, OAPSE Local 767, had an extra reason to celebrate during spring break. They secured a huge win and ratified one of the largest raises ever for the local! Local 767 President, Kim Estes, was overjoyed with the outcome. “I’m so grateful that the hard work of our bargaining committee and all our members led to this remarkable outcome. Our members greatly needed this increase.” Kim exclaimed. “Both sides came together in a collaborative effort to make this contract possible. The hard work of our membership and Local Officers, Melissa Gilligan (Vice President), Jeanne Stout (Treasurer) and Rose Long (Secretary), really paid off!”

Last year, Local 767 only received about 10 cent increases with a promise to see more when funds were available. Kim and Local 767, with help from their field representative Andre Washington, worked tirelessly to hold the administration to that promise. That effort led to a contract, and raise, everyone could agree on. The local ratified the agreement with 100% in favor.

Congratulations to Local 767 and all the OAPSE locals with similar stories. Fighting for what our members deserve is what makes us OAPSE Strong! Together we fight, together we win!