KeSPAKorean e-Sport Association
KeSPAKentucky Education Support Personnel Association
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To become an affiliate of the KSOC, the KeSPA is required to join at least one sports council in a city or province in the country.
"The Daejeon e-sports association, one of KeSPA's affiliates was approved by the Daejeon Sports Council Tuesday," said a KeSPA official.
KeSPA also unwittingly provides a glimpse of likely future
documents a recent dispute involving KeSPA and the North American game
And in the 2001-02 legislative session, KESPA and KEA members joined forces to successfully lobby for a mail-order pharmaceutical plan that saves school employees money on maintenance drugs and saves the state treasury $6 million over two years.
This year, KESPA closed the ESP benefit gap with teachers on using and banking sick leave.
Grassroots KESPA lobbyists also won legislation that promotes student transportation safety, salary equity at Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, and tuition-free college education for ESP employees in "secondary area technology centers."
Until this year, Carman, a rookie member of KESPA's Legislative Committee, had "no idea how much it takes to pass a bill--all the committees it has to go through."
"Just because you don't have a law on the state books doesn't mean you don't have any say on your contract," maintains Magoffin County KESPA Co-President Johnetta Whitaker.
The 1,700-strong Kentucky Education Support Personnel Association--which has recruited more than 400 new members since January--will next use member power to lobby "for stronger language in the due process law, better benefits, and ESP representation on site-based decision-making councils," reports KESPA Vice President Linda Hibbs.
"The policy-makers were shocked at the amateurishness of it all," says KESPA's Cottongim.
Hicks, a long-respected member of the Kentucky Education Support Personnel Association (KESPA), was killed.