To Answer Your Question, Yes. I Can Tell You What Your Union Has Done For You.

Let’s Start With Some Talk About Your Auto Insurance Policy.

“Do I need to switch services first?” Hmmm. “NO.”

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Don’t miss out on this great CSEA endorsed benefit!

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United Insurance Partners (UIP),
offers all members the opportunity to save money on auto and home insurance.


Check out some of the ways CSEA members benefit from signing up with UIP!

CSEA Members currently save an average of $421* on their auto insurance with UIP.

UIP shops over 30 different insurance companies and saves members time and money!

Current Special Offers:

  • 2 FREE AMC Movie Tickets or a Starbucks Gift Card just for getting a free auto insurance quote (as seen in FOCUS)!
  • FREE $50 or $100 Gas Card if you purchase an auto policy with UIP*

BONUS!  Your chapter earns $$$ with every member quote!

Learn More About UIP’s program for CSEA Members at or

by calling (800) 707-2360

and mention Promo Code CSEARewards.

 *Certain restrictions apply. Gas Card rebate in accordance with California Insurance Code section 750-754. Offer expires 6/30/13. California residents only. Limit 1 gas card per household. Premium for 6-month term must exceed $500 for $100 gas card. Premiums under $500 for 6-month term qualifies for $50 gas card. Not valid with any other offer. Insurance products are available through United Agencies and its affiliates including UIP Insurance Partners. CA Ins. Lic #0252636 & 0F60610. Based on average savings after one year of coverage with UIP.

Monday Mornin’ Couldn’t Guarantee…But Monday Evenin’

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So, Just Come Along.

Site Representative Training

It’s simply about being there. You will be with others that live in the area. Employees just like you that live outside of their district. That’s right, people like you who commute to their job everyday. Help people, who can’t go to their Board Meetings, find out what is happening in our school district. Join us for a fun-filled training while you learn how to become a key player in building the strength of your union.


WHEN:   CSEA_keys
Monday April 29, 2013

Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92620 (BST Room 101)

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Dinner Provided)

Please RSVP to FOAS, Julie Curran
714/532-7122 or

Friday, April 26, 2013

Click on “essential/extraordinary” for flyer


Nominate CSEA First VP Michael Bilbrey for CalPERS

2013 Board Member-At-Large Election

From CalPERS:

An election is being held to fill the two Member-At-Large representatives (Position A and Position B) for the CalPERS Board of Administration. The term of the incumbents, Joseph (JJ) Jelincic (Position A) and Michael Bilbrey (Position B), will expire on January 15, 2014. The new term of office will begin on January 16, 2014 and run through January 15, 2018.


Each potential candidate must submit an official Nomination Petition form which is endorsed by at least 250 active or retired (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) members. Only a Nomination Petition supplied by CalPERS or a copy of that form will be acceptable.

You are eligible to vote in this election if you are a CalPERS member active as of July 1, 2013 or a retired member (excluding survivors and beneficiaries) whose effective date of retirement is on or before July 1, 2013. A ballot package will be mailed to your home address on August 30, 2013 and you can vote for a candidate through September 27, 2013.

From You:

Volunteers are collecting signatures now. Ask your Site Representative or contact a CSEA Board Member for the Nomination Petition.

About Michael:

CalPERS Board of Administration–elected representative of active and retired CalPERS members


  • Performance, Compensation & Talent Management, Vice Chair
  • Investment
  • Pension & Health Benefits
  • Risk & Audit

Michael Bilbrey has been a CalPERS member for more than 21 years and works as a Bookstore Operations Coordinator at Citrus Community College in Glendora, California.

He serves as 1st Vice President of the California School Employees Association (CSEA), which represents more than 216,000 classified employees in California’s public schools and community colleges. Michael has served as a statewide labor leader for more than 18 years, including as chair of CSEA’s investment committee, managing a multi-million-dollar investment portfolio.

Michael is Co-Chair of Labor United for Universal Healthcare, a coalition of more than 40 unions and labor-allied organizations and works diligently on Health and Welfare issues for CSEA members and their families. He is also a member of the UCLA Labor Center Advisory Committee.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Nomination Petitions for the Member-At-Large Position B representative on the CalPERS Board of Administration are due to our Orange Field Office by April 29, 2013.

You Want “326 W Katella Ave, Suite E” Between Glassell & Batavia

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Now You Can Be There.

Site Representative Training


It’s simply about being there. You will be with others that live in the area. Employees just like you that live outside of their district. That’s right, people like you who commute to their job everyday. Help people, who can’t go to their Board Meetings, find out what is happening in our school district. Join us for a fun-filled training while you learn how to become a key player in building the strength of your union.


WHEN:   CSEA_keys
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CSEA Orange Field Office
326 W Katella Ave, Suite E
Orange, CA 92867

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Dinner Provided)


Please RSVP to FOAS, Julie Curran
714/532-7122 or  

Click on “essential/extraordinary” for flyer


Posting For Our Initial Contract Proposal for 12/13

Initial Proposal of the

California School Employees Association

and its

Placentia-Yorba Linda Chapter #293

To the

Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District

For Successor Contract Negotiations

Article I:         Agreement

CSEA #293 desires a new successor contract with a duration of three (3) years with reopeners during the 2nd and 3rd years of the contract.

Article III:      Definition

CSEA #293 desires to modify the definition of Association to reflect: “The California School Employees and its Placentia-Yorba Linda Chapter #293.

CSEA #293 desires to include a definition of a “transfer.”

Article VI:      Unit Member Rights

CSEA #293 desires that each unit member be provided a secure mailbox for their own use.

CSEA #293 seeks to address District provided email addresses for unit members.

Article VII:    Association Rights

CSEA #293 seeks to explore security options for unit members.

CSEA #293 seeks an opportunity to address newly hired unit members during new District employee orientation.

CSEA #293 desires that the District shall provide one set of printed labels at District expense of unit members demographic information as requested  no more than  twice a year.

CSEA #293 desires that a Personnel Office Staff manager  participate on the interview panel of every unit position that is health insurance benefit eligible in addition to each other interview panel designated by the Chapter.

Article XII:    General Personnel Provisions

CSEA #293 desires that the District shall inform the Chapter of all vacancies within the bargaining unit within one week of the creation of the vacancy.

CSEA #293 desires to delete section 12.2.2

CSEA #293 desires to address the notification required to laid off members in Section 12.3.

CSEA #293 desires to address the role of the interview panel and interview process in determining the applicant selected for a position.

CSEA #293 desires to address the process by which applicants are pre-screened for qualifications and references.

CSEA #293 desires that interviews for a unit position must be conducted within a period of time after the closing of a position.

CSEA #293 desires that the selection process for unit member positions shall cease upon CSEA #293’s submission of a grievance regarding hiring practices until the matter has been resolved.

CSEA #293 desires that each vacancy announcement shall identify the position’s number of paid days within a calendar year.

CSEA #293 desires to ensure that employees’ classification of months are properly ascribed based on the number of paid work days.

CSEA #293 desires that unit members who so desire may request a conference with the Director of Personnel in the event that the unit member was denied a transfer request.

Article XIV:   Layoff and Re-Employment

CSEA #293 desires that members laid off for medical reasons retain all protections and abilities provided to members laid off due to lack of work or lack of funds.

CSEA #293 desires that unit members laid off shall be provided the opportunity for all short term and substitute hours in the positions they were laid off from. Additionally, CSEA #293 desires that laid off members be offered short term and substitute hours for positions that laid off members meet the qualifications for  but for which the laid off members may not have served in prior to such hours being offered  to non-bargaining unit members.

CSEA #293 desires that the District shall provide the Chapter by the 1st of each month  a list of unit members on a layoff/rehire list, the members’ classifications, locations, type of layoff  and the time each laid off unit member has remaining for recall purposes.


Article XVII: Hours

CSEA #293 desires that all short term /substitute hours be first offered to unit members currently serving in the affected classification prior to such hours being offered to other unit members and non-bargaining unit employees.

CSEA #293 desires to reduce the time unit members must give advance notice in order to take compensatory time.

CSEA#293 desires to extend the summer hour scheduling provisions to all relevant positions that may be called to work during the summer.


Article XVIII: Wages

CSEA #293 desires to improve the salary schedule.


Article XIX:   Reclassification

CSEA #293 desires to enhance the reclassification process so that reclassifications are conducted in a uniform manner at regular intervals ensuring each classification is reviewed at least semi-annually.

CSEA #293 desires that salary increases recommended by Ewing be implemented in the appropriate classifications as soon as possible


Article XX:    Health and Welfare

CSEA#293 desires to improve unit member’s ability to be able to access health benefits by modifying the criteria to participate in health benefits through the District for unit members working less than four (4) hours.

CSEA #293 desires to maintain the current level of benefits and premium sharing arrangements.

CSEA_293_segmentArticle XXI:   Vacations

CSEA #293 desires that the reference to vacation schedule include unit members working less than 10 months.

CSEA #293 desire to address the payout of vacation time to unit members.


Article XXII: Holidays

CSEA #293 desires to address the placement of holidays within the employee work calendars.


All other provisions of the collective agreement in force to June 30, 2013 shall remain in full force and effect.


CSEA #293 reserves the right to make additional proposals at any time during the bargaining process; including but not limited to responses to proposals made by the District.


Reminder: April Chapter Meeting

Get more information about scholarships and awards.

Please remember that Monday, April 8th, IS our next meeting. The location will be at the ESC in the conference room. Our meeting will begin at 5:15 pm. We will have lots to discuss, and plenty of people to take questions. Our Labor Rep Mara Otero has promised to bring some information about upcoming seminars. 

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

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