Become a Member

January 30, 2010

Become a Chapter member to receive Union benefits and representation.
Only Chapter Members may Vote on the contract.
The cost for becoming a member is $2 per month on top of the current CSEA dues from your paycheck.

Just look for the button you see here, at the top right corner of this page.

Make sure you leave your:

Name

What you do

School site

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If you have a Site Rep/Contact, then they will get a new membership pack to you. If we see that you do not have one, then we will get one out to you. Thank You!


CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE #7

January 29, 2010

On January 27, your CSEA negotiations team met again with the District’s team to continue bargaining the 09/10 school year contract re-openers. Here is a brief summary of what was discussed:

1.The District shared with us a modified proposal that addressed changes to their position on Health and Welfare, and potential changes to their proposal for furlough days/salary impact.

2. To date, the District has not provided your bargaining team with any language which would provide job security for the classified unit, despite our understanding that such protections were given to the teachers.

On February 3, your bargaining team will deliver a counter-proposal which will address the District’s financial needs and will feature job security language. We will also address the crucial elements identified in the pre-negotiations survey.

In an effort to keep you well informed, the Chapter has added a Q & A section on the Chapter website at http://www.pylcsea.com Visitors to the site can also submit questions or comments on the site.

Protecting our future through bargaining,

Your 09/10 CSEA negotiations team – Allyson, Nancy, Cheryl, Job, Aydin, and Brady

Don’t forget to wear blue on Wednesday February 3!


CSEA #293 09/10 Re-Opener Negotiations

January 27, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are we going to end up with a deal similar to the teacher’s deal?
A.Your bargaining team is looking to reach the best possible agreement for classified members.

In many instances, the interests of the classified unit differ from those of the teachers.
The Teachers received a retirement incentive which Classified did not.
The Teachers apparently received an agreement that they would not be laid off this year,
in consideration for Furlough days.

The offer to classified did not include this guarantee or any type of job security provision.

Q. Will taking the furlough days effect my retirement?

A. Yes. If you are a 9 or 10 month employee this consequence will be more pronounced.

Service Credit:

One year of service credit is granted for full time employment for any of the

following: 10 months of service for persons employed on a monthly basis; 215

days of service for persons employed on a daily basis; or 1,720 hours of service

for persons employed on an hourly basis.

Circular Letter #200-016-09 – 2 – March 19, 2009

Your CSEA Negotiation Team will be back at the table on February 3, 2010.
If you Have further Questions or concerns please e-mail or post your questions here
Thank you for your continued support.
Your negotiation team Brady Bailo, Allyson Holt, Cheryl Townsend, Nancy Lavallee, Job Suarez, Aydin Laghaie,


Make a call for Health Care

January 26, 2010

Dear CSEA Members:

While the battle for health care reform continues at the Federal level, Californian’s have the opportunity to secure true Health Care Reform here at home.

California’s health care bill SB 810 (Leno) (formerly SB 840) will provide health care to all Californian’s. SB 810 will be voted on this week in the California Senate.

It is very important we keep this bill alive by contacting California State Senator Lou Correa and letting him know this is a very important issue to Classified employees.

Please take a minute to help secure health care for all by sending an email or making a call to Senator Correa with the following message. . .

Lou Correa (Santa Ana) – Phone: 916-651-4034/714-558-4400,  Email:  Email: senator.correa@sen.ca.gov

Hello, My name is:__________I am a member of California School Employees Association and I am counting on your vote in favor of SB 810 (Leno). This is a very important vote for all Californians and we will be tracking the votes very closely on this issue. Thank you.

Once you have made the call please either leave a message for Kenny Wilson, CSEA Organizer 714-532-7135 that you made the call.

If you email the Senator please include kwilson@csea.com in the cc line.

These calls and emails are very important in securing a better future for us all.

Thank you.


CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE #6

January 12, 2010

Your CSEA negotiations team met with the District’s team for the 6th time on 1/12/10 regarding 09/10 school year contract re-openers.  Here is a brief summary of what was discussed:

1.  CSEA gave the District a comprehensive proposal for all items opened, which did not include furlough days.  One item we did ask for is more input into the promotional application and interview process. 

2.  CSEA once again questioned the necessity of additional budget cuts for the 09/10 fiscal year, based on the results of the budget analysis from CSEA headquarters in San Jose.

3.  CSEA and the District have reached conceptual agreement on CSEA’s proposal for Article XII Transfer and the District’s proposal to increase notification to 45 days in Article XV Layoff and Re-employment.

4.  Despite the fact that we are only bargaining for the 09/10 year as per our current contract, the District continues to propose multi-year contract modifications.

Your team continues to push for the best deal for all Classified employees.  We appreciate all the supportive calls and emails! Thank you again for wearing blue on our negotiation dates; our next scheduled negotiations Wednesday January 27.

Protecting our future through bargaining,

Your 09/10 CSEA negotiations team – Allyson, Nancy, Cheryl, Job, Aydin, and Brady

“United we bargain, Divided we beg”


PAC News Flash 01-08-10: Governor Introduces his 2010-11 Budget Proposal

January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

Governor Introduces His 2010-11 Budget Proposal

 On Wednesday, Governor Schwarzenegger promised in his State of the State address that he would not cut funding for public education.  The Governor specifically stated:

 “Because our future economic well-being is so dependent upon education, I will protect education funding in this budget.”

 Today he released his budget containing $2 billion in cuts to public education and proposing to outsource classified employee jobs.

 The Governor has also called the Legislature into an emergency session to deal with the budget.  The emergency declaration requires lawmakers to act within 45 days on his proposals or pass their own combination of cuts and revenue increases.  Lawmakers are barred from adjourning or considering other issues until they act on his plan.

 The Major Proposals Include:

 K-12

 ·         Contracting Out — A cut of $300 million to school districts and county offices of education by repealing or significantly weakening the provisions of SB 1419.

 ·         A reduction of $1.2 billion to school district central administration that includes classified positions.

 ·         County Office of Education Administrative Consolidation — A cut of $45 million to “streamline and consolidate” county offices of education.

 Community Colleges

 ·         The Governor proposes a constitutional amendment to that would ensure that future funding for higher education is greater than funding for prisons.  However, the Governor defines higher education to include only UC and CSU, not Community Colleges.  This is an effort to privatize prisons.

·         Cuts $10 million from Extended Opportunity Programs and Services.

 Other Major Proposals

 ·         The Governor is proposing significant cuts to the Healthy Families program as well as other safety net programs and threatens total elimination of these programs if the federal government doesn’t provide additional funding.

What’s Next?

The Legislature has 45 days to address the fiscal emergency.  The Legislature does not have to agree with the Governor’s proposals, but must submit their budget response within the required 45 days.  The Legislature cannot take any other action until the budget is resolved.

 Caution: The Governor’s proposals are not final.  Both houses of the Legislature will analyze the Governor’s proposals and make their independent recommendations on the budget.

 For additional information, contact: Barbara V.Z. Howard, Director, Governmental Relations; Dave Low, Assistant Director, Governmental Relations; Jai Sookprasert, Legislative Advocate; Dolores Duran-Flores, Legislative Advocate; Steve Henderson, Legislative Advocate; Joshua Golka, Legislative Advocate, 1127 11th Street, Ste. 346, Sacramento, CA  95814.

 Distribution: Board of Directors; Alternate Area Directors; Chapter Presidents; Chapter Political Action Chairpersons; Chapter Public Relations Officers, Regional Representatives; Assistant Regional Representatives; Chairpersons and Members, Standing Committees; Political Action Coordinators; Retiree Political Action Coordinators; Regional Public Relations Officers; Retiree Unit Executive Board; All Staff.