Celebrate Labor Day September 1st
Labor Day is the only national holiday that officially recognizes the contributions of American working men and women. While there is still work to do, CSEA and its partners in the labor movement are proud of the numerous strides we have made for workers' rights and safety on the job. You can thank unions for the eight-hour workday, weekends and the end of child labor, and yes, paid holidays such as Labor Day.
Tell your Assembly Representative to oppose SB 52
While the main objectives of SB 52 to enhance disclaimers on campaign advertisements and to identify the original funders are laudable, this bill would have a detrimental impact on CSEA's ability to defend ourselves in late deceptive campaign advertisements. This would in effect silence our voice in the electoral process.
All in to Win - Our Walmart
Are you able and willing to be on release time for six weeks to work on the “Our Walmart” campaign to help Walmart workers win union representation? This campaign, conducted by the United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW), is one of three priority organizing campaigns supported by the California Labor Federation’s program called ALL IN TO WIN!
CSEA Annual Conference in Sacramento
CSEA’s Annual Conference was held in Sacramento Aug. 4-7. Member delegates spent four days at the 88th Annual Conference adopting resolutions, analyzing the Association budget, listening to important speakers and honoring outstanding classified employees.
State of the Union
In his State of the Union Address at CSEA's 88th Annual Conference, Association President Michael Bilbrey challenged conference delegates to help prepare leaders for the future while telling them of how CSEA will support them in this task.
Gov. Jerry Brown fires up delegates at CSEA conference
At CSEA's 88th Annual Conference, Gov. Jerry Brown praised CSEA members for helping to turn things around in California. Other top lawmakers addressed also addressed CSEA members, including State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson amd Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin DeLeon.
CSEA goes to Washington D.C.
A delegation of CSEA leaders traveled to Washington D.C. in May to meet with Congressional representatives and federal education officials. Chief among the delegation’s priorities were securing full funding for federal education programs and obtaining support for a national recognition of classified school employees.
Governor signs 2014-15 budget
Governor Brown signed the 2014-15 state budget on June 20. The balanced, on-time state budget plan pays down debt, directs additional funding for local schools and health care, shores up the teachers' retirement system and builds a solid Rainy Day Fund.
LCFF & LCAP Toolkit
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is the new school funding calculation in California. As part of the LCFF, LEAs must develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to set goals in eight priority areas specified by the state. CSEA has created a toolkit to help you understand the LCFF and the LCAP and to help CSEA chapters get involved in the process.
Rob Feckner re-elected to CalPERS Board
CalPERS Board President Rob Feckner was unopposed in his bid to win re-election to the CalPERS Board this year. He will serve another four-year term on the board.
Administrator Ranking Survey
Have you ever wondered what CSEA members in another school district think of an administrator who might be applying for a job at your district? A survey, conducted for the first time in 2013, invited CSEA chapter leaders to offer their opinion on top administrators in their district. See how they rated.
Know your rights
Classified employees are afforded many basic rights by law or through collective bargaining. Learn about your rights on the job and what you can do to protect yourself if your rights are violated.
What Obamacare means for you
The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires everyone to obtain some form of health insurance next year. This is the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare.”