It’s not just about the denim . . .





Friday, October 5th


Three Ways To Participate

  1. Turn in your $5.00 to your site captain (suggested amount)
  2. Donate online @
    team #219870
  3. Click here and print this form – Fill out the bottom portion, attach $5.00 and send it inter-district mail – Att: Cheryl Townsend / Accounting

We all know someone that has been touched by cancer; support Denim Day and honor them by adding their name to our tribute list!

Since its inception in 1996, Lee National Denim Day® has adhered to a simple philosophy: ONE DAY, ONE CAUSE, ONE CURE®. In 14 years, that philosophy has become a mantra for millions and has made an impact Lee Jeans never dreamed possible. It all started when several Lee Jeans employees realized that each of them, in one form or another, had been touched by breast cancer. An everyday conversation sparked an idea and led to the creation of Lee National Denim Day, which has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers nationwide for breast cancer. In its first year, Lee Jeans set a goal of raising $1 million on Lee National Denim Day. To do this, Lee Jeans invited companies to go casual for a cause, inviting employees to wear their jeans to work on Denim Day in exchange for a $5 contribution to the fight against breast cancer. The underlying concept behind the program was simple—by convincing enough people to take one small step, together they could reach an incredible goal.

The response to the inaugural Lee National Denim Day program was astounding. That year, more than 3,000 companies signed up to participate, raising $1.4 million dollars for the fight against breast cancer, setting the stage for what would become one of the most captivating social action campaigns in the country. Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $80 million in the last 14 years in the fight against breast cancer and unites nearly one million supporters nationwide each year.

Question??  Call Cheryl at ext. 82425

2012/13 Contract ratifies

Thursday Sept. 20, 2012: today members met to discuss and learn about the 2012/13 T.A. and cast their vote.
The Contract ratified with 97% of the vote. The Chapter leadership, appreciates all of you who could make it to vote today. We realize that it was a fast turn around and we had to finish earlier than in past years in order to make the County’s Payroll deadline to ensure that the furloughs be spread across as many pay periods as possible. With a 4:30 deadline to the County, it was tight But we made it.
Click the link to see the full language: 1213 Agreement,

Thank you again for your support and coming out to vote. Your CSEA Negotiations Team,  Allyson Holt ,Job Suarez, Cheryl Townsend, Nancy Lavallee and Joan Miller, and LRR Mara Otero

Tenative Agreement Reached ** Ratification Meeting Scheduled.

CSEA Chapter 293
12/13 Contract Tentative Agreement

Article XIII: Leaves
Increase in number of sick days that may be used for personal necessity

Increase in number of sick days that may be used for personal necessity, compelling importance

New language regarding educational leave

Article XVII: Hours of Employment
New language regarding distribution of overtime in maintenance

New language regarding additional assignments for summer work

New language regarding notification of employee work calendars for less than 12 month employees

Article XVIII: Wages
Language regarding furlough days for the 12/13 school year

Article XIX: Reclassification / Salary Adjustments
Language clarification regarding study of job classifications for adjustments

For full language, come to the Ratification Meeting
Thursday, September 20
ESC Board Room, 7:00 – 4:00


Negotiations Update Sept. 12 ,2012

Today your Team met with the District to continue negotiations. After a long day  at the table, your CSEA team and the District have reached a Tentative agreement.

Please come back to this page on Sept 13, 2012 for a summary of the agreement and the date and location for the Ratification meeting. I will be posting this information on Thursday.

Thank You for your continued support, Allyson Holt, Cheryl Townsend, Job Suarez, Joan Miller Nancy Lavallee, and Mara Otero/ Brady Bailo  LRRS.


Did you know…??? The Posting Of Vacancies

Prior to posting any vacancy announcement, the District shall attempt to first fill vacancies from among transfer requests within the same classification and same hours as outlined in 12.8.1

Download the Classified Transfer Request form at:

View our contract by clicking on the images below.

Printed contracts are available from the Personnel Office.
Please call to make arrangements.