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As an OEA member, you may be able to deduct your OEA, NEA and EEA Local dues on your 2013 income tax return. The deduction must meet the IRS limitations on miscellaneous itemized deductions (deductible when “Miscellaneous” itemized deductions exceed two percent of adjusted gross income). To claim union dues as a deduction you must use the long Form 1040. Union dues are reported on Schedule A (Form 1040) – Itemized Deductions. The amount of the deduction will be based on the actual dues paid in 2013. Ideally, members should look at their final...read more
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For a PDF version of this newsletter, click here: February 2013 Newsletter 4J BENEFITS AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER Prepared by Julie Wenzl • 541-790-7682 • February 4, 2013 • Issue Number 267 RETIREMENT REMINDERS If you are a Plan A retiree (hired in 4J prior to July 1, 1998) and are planning to retire in the period from April 1 – November 15, 2013, you are required to provide the District with your official written notice of intent to retire by April 1, 2013. Plan A retirees who fail to meet this notification deadline may be...read more
Interested in becoming a teacher? $600.00 Scholarship available to all graduating seniors Ask your counselor, your career center, a teacher or the EEA office for an application. All applications due by Friday, March 29, 2013 to the Eugene Education Association office at 2815 Coburg Road, Eugene OR 97408 Phone: 541-345-0339 Or Apply online at http://www.eugea.org/scholarship-application/ ...read more
NEWSLETTER Prepared by Julie Wenzl • 541-790-7682 •January 7, 2013 •Issue Number 266 For a PDF of this newsletter, CLICK HERE. THE COCONUT WATER CRAZE Low in calories, naturally fat- and cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas, and super hydrating – these are just some of the benefits ascribed to America’s latest health craze: coconut water. Celebrity and athlete endorsements claim coconut water can cure hangovers, control diabetes, fight viruses, speed metabolism, treat kidney stones, smooth your skin, stop dandruff,...read more
Registration for the EEA/4J seminar series has started. Please go to: https://members.eugea.org to register for the site and then sign up for seminars which take place during winter term, January 17th through March 14th, 2013. District, UO, or Pacific credit is offered as well as new teacher credit support. Sign up for these options at the link above. For a copy of this year’s seminar brochure, CLICK HERE. For those of you who sign up to take the seminar series for credit, you will need to attend the following required sessions:...read more
What can you do to help increase funding for public education? Connect with your legislator today!! On the heels of an overwhelming November 2012 election in support of public education, now is the time to build support among our newly elected and returning Oregon legislators. We encourage you to meet with your legislator to set the stage for the February 2013 Legislative Session. Please contact your local president or UniServ staff to coordinate a meeting and sharing your personal story with your legislator. Go here for a current roster of...read more
On Friday, November 30, Governor John Kitzhaber released his recommended budget for the 2013-2015 biennium. For K-12 schools, Kitzhaber proposes a $6.15 billion budget. The governor has also proposed limiting the Cost of Living Adjustment for current and future public employee retirees, which he believes will result in $253 million of “additional” investment for K-12 to come from these so-called “PERS savings.” The Governor presents this budget as current service level funding, but after adjusting for inflation, his...read more