CSEA is NOT done – with SB 161

Governor Signed SB 161

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 161, which would allow classified school employees to volunteer to inject epileptic students with Diastat. CSEA and a coalition of major labor and healthcare organizations opposed this bill.

Although the governor signed the bill, CSEA and its partners who stood against it obtained several amendments to protect school employees. CSEA will soon be releasing guidance about the bill for classified school employees.

Contributed by Linda Sandoval

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Chapter Meeting For November

Please remember that Monday, November 14th, will be our next chapter meeting. The location is scheduled to be at the ESC in the large conference room. Our meeting will begin at 5:15 pm.

We will discuss the training that is available throughout Southern California. The dates and locations are set. Please, come on in and find out what the trainings are about.

Then join us for a fun filled training while you learn what rights you have!

Site Reps can start meeting at 4:45 for Q&A, or just for advice and support.

Please check back to this site for updates.

The ESC is located at 4999 Casa Loma Avenue, in the city of Yorba Linda.


CSEA and District reach settlement in recent PERB Case

The State of California by way of the Government Code – provides classified employees the ability to participate in union (CSEA) activities without interference, harassment or threats from management. The same Government Code states that it is unlawful for managers to threaten, discriminate against or coerce employees because they participate in the activities of CSEA.

In the past, your Chapter has made the District aware of situations where in the Chapter’s opinion, PYLUSD managers have interacted inappropriately with classified employees regarding the employees rights to participate in CSEA activities. Occasionally, these instances of inappropriate interactions rise to level where they may actually be violations of the Government Code.

Recently, on one such occasion, the conduct of one particular District manager caused CSEA Chapter #293 to file charges with the State of California alleging that the District had in fact violated classified employees’ rights.

The outcome of these charges was that your CSEA chapter and PYLUSD have agreed to a Settlement Agreement which calls for a joint communication to be distributed to all classified employees stating that the District acknowledges the rights of employees to participate in the activities of CSEA without fear or retaliation.

Settlement Agreement Posting

This is the reason why classified employees will soon receive a District mailing signed by both PYLUSD Superintendent Dennis Smith and CSEA Chapter #293 President Allyson Holt.

CSEA will continue to monitor the activities of District managers and agents in order to protect your rights as classified employees. If any member has concerns that their rights have been violated – immediately contact Allyson Holt or the CSEA Orange Field Office.”

We Have Added Another CSEA 293 Site Representative Training

All new and returning CSEA Site Representatives are welcome to attend.

Please RSVP to Chris Lawyer at ctdk@sbcglobal.net .

 **New Reps. check with your previous Site Reps. for existing notebook.
(If it’s lost in action – let me know ASAP, so we can get a new one made for you.)

We are looking for Reps. at the following Sites:

Child Care; El Camino; Fairmont; Linda Vista; Mabel Paine; Woodsboro

Let us know if you have any friends that would like to join our team.

WE are dedicated to helping Fellow Unit Members