End Of Year Update

December 10, 2008

happyholidaysAs the old year closes and we all prepare for the new year I thought I would post an update for those of you who don’t get to the monthly chapter meetings. It is difficult to post all the things discussed at those meeting but some of the highlights are these, So far our Chapter has been able to salvage all but 5 Custodial Positions, I hope that we will be able to get them all back to work soon. In the meantime they are being used where ever there is a need in the District as subs. We have begun an investigation into the Contracting of our duties , especially in the areas of Maintenance , Grounds and Computers, and we have let the District know where we stand on the matter. Negotiations will begin on our re openers on Dec 16th.  I will keep you all posted as things develop. I will post an update on that after we sit down with the District and hear their proposal.

2dollarsAt the October meeting we voted on and  we  successfully updated the language in our Chapter Constitution, which brings us into compliance with the Association. The membership present passed several changes to our chapter Constitution, including a small raise in our dues. Starting in 2009 from $1.00 a month to $2.00 a month to Read the rest of this entry »


Am I A Union Member?

December 8, 2008

stub2Many of you are confused when asked whether  or not you are a member. There is an easy way to check with out having to call anyone.
Just look at your Check stub, you will find on your Check Stub an area where your deductions are ..
There will be a line that says CSEA  STATE DUES that is the required dues that everyone pays, also known as a service fee. This fee Varies. It is based on a percentage of salary.
The Next line you will look for is the CSEA DUES/FEES line that will be for  $2.00  ( $20.00 a year ) That is your membership dues, and if you are Victory club you will see an additional line that says CSEA PROF.
That amount can vary. Both the V.C and the Membership Dues are voluntary, But You MUST pat the membership dues in order to VOTE, or receive additional benefits. I have highlighted My check stub so you can see what they look like.
If you do not have the additional $2.00 Never fear one of us can help you, e-mail, call or contact Barbara Green in Accounts payable and we’ll sign you up.