May 19, 2011
To all classified employees:
At our second bargaining session on May 19, CSEA finished giving our initial proposal language. The district gave us a verbal “first blush” response, and promised to come back to us with written counter proposals at our next session on May 25. Our central themes are transparency, objectivity, and fairness. The majority of our changes are at no cost to the district.
There have been no substantial discussions and NO AGREEMENT regarding any type of concessions (I.e., furlough days or pay cuts). Regardless of any agreement between the teachers and the district, we will continue to negotiate for the best interests of the classified employees. We are aware that the 2011/2012 school calendar will be going to the school board next week; again, as CSEA has not agreed to any concessions, this student calendar does not dictate the classified work calendar.
Further updates will be sent after each negotiation session.
Thank you again for your support,
CSEA negotiations team
Allyson Holt, Nancy Lavallee, Cheryl Townsend, Job Suarez, Joan Miller
May 18, 2011
As the State Legislature works through the budget process our children hang in the balance. Orange County’s Senator Tom Harmon (SD 35) has the power to vote in favor of a budget which protects education by extending existing revenues. Join this rally to give Senator Harmon the support he needs to do the right thing for education by extending the current taxes.
“Protect Education Funding
Attend This Rally”
What: RALLY IN SUPPORT OF EDUCATION FUNDING
When: Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Where: Huntington Beach High School
1905 Main St. Huntington Beach 92648
In front of the Theater Arts Building on Main Street
Kenny Wilson 714-532-7135 KWILSON@CSEA.COM
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May 15, 2011
Contributed by CSEA.COM:
HISTORY OF CLASSIFIED SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WEEK
Since CSEA’s founding in 1927, members have strived to make their communities aware of classified employees’ contributions to public education.
Gov. Ronald Reagan first proclaimed Classified School Employee Week in 1969, stating that “The classified employee is proud of his status and the integral part he plays in the total field of education throughout the State of California.”
In 1984, CSEA members passed a resolution to establish an official recognition week, and a year later it was adopted as a state-sponsored resolution. Then, in 1986, Senate Bill 1552 (Campbell) permanently solidified Classified School Employee Week as an annual week of statewide recognition.
Bill sponsor William Campbell said, “I urge all citizens to work closely to take time out and to think about school days and recall the efforts of the bus drivers, secretaries, custodians and all the other classified staff they met and knew. As much as any other group of employees, the classified school staff is a valued and integral part of our public schools system and their work is vital to our children’s success.”
The ensuing recognition led to newspaper articles and resolutions by local school districts. There were picnics, award ceremonies and other events. Today, the tradition continues as schools up and down the state celebrate the third week in May as Classified School Employee Week.
Please Join Your Fellow Classified Employees On Friday May 20th.
There will be food and drinks, and then stick around for the chance to win great prizes.
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May 15, 2011
CSEA’S RON DUVA IS COMING TO YOU WITH THE BENEFITS WAGON TO ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS AND MORE . . .
SEE HOW MEMBER ONLY BENEFITS PAY FOR YOUR DUES MANY TIMES OVER: Two free accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage’s; Discounts on dental, life and other insurance plans; Free legal advice on any matter – job related or not.
LEARN HOW YOUR DUES DOLLARS WORK FOR YOU: Legal Services; Movie, Entertainment and Amusement Park Discounts; Insurance Services; Retirement; Automotive/Car Rental; Financial Aid for Education; Financial Services/Credit Unions; Hotel/Motel and Bed & Breakfast Discounts; Many Valuable Additional Benefits Through Our Affiliation With the AFL/CIO; And Much, Much More!!!
THERE WILL ALSO BE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS OFFERED BY THE FOLLOWING CSEA COMMITTEES: Pre-Retirement; Scholarship; Legislative; Education; PACE; and the Retiree Unit
(Winner MUST be present to win}
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Time: Dinner @5:30 p.m.- Show Begins @6:00 p.m.
Location: Betsy Ross Elementary School
535 S. Walnut St.
Dinner will be provided to those that RSVP no later than May 23rd.
RSVP to Julie Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714/532-7122. Once you have RSVP’d you will be added to the list – you will only receive a response back if there is a problem – there will be no confirmation calls or e-mails. Click for Flyer
May 15, 2011
What Is Area H Doin’?
Saturday May 28, 2011
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
At Linbrook Bowl, 201 Brookhurst St.
In Anaheim ( at Lincoln and Brookhurst )
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Bowling, Pizza, and Soft Drinks Paid For By CSEA
Immediate Family (Spouse & Your Children) Are Welcome
Just Pay For Your Shoes ****CASH ONLY**** (No Debit/ Credit)
BY MAY 20, 2011
May 11, 2011
On May 11th 2011,your CSEA Negotiations team sat down at the table with the Districts team to begin negotiating the successor agreement for our new contract.
Our current contract expires on June 30, 2011. This is a full contract, which means that we can open all the articles we need to correct , update and change, to meet our current needs.
The District presented to your CSEA team the articles of interest to them and we started to present our proposal and will continue on May 19th.
Your CSEA team is dedicated to get the best contract we can for our members and as we make progress we will keep you updated.
Thank You for your support of your team
Allyson Holt, Cheryl Townsend, Joan Miller, Job Suarez and Nancy Lavallee .