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CSEA Chapter #155 - Pleasanton
Classified Bargaining Unit Members of the Pleasanton Unified School District



Chapter Meetings - Second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. - District Office, Board Room - 4665 Bernal Avenue.



Chapter Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of Each Month at 4:30 p.m.
District Office - Board Room
4665 Bernal Avenue


Map of District Office Entrance Driveway and Board Room Side-door.


 
The voting results from Friday, January 13th are:
Yays: 100%

We have accepted our tentative agreement, and have a new
contract in place for the next 3 years.
 



Our new Constitution has been approved by CSEA Headquarters!
The Constitution can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/MVHMMC



Most recent copy of
Totally Classified can
be viewed below, in the Newsletter section,
or CLICK HERE.



Election Results from 12/12 Chapter Meeting:


Item #1

CSEA Chapter #155
Sergeant at Arms

Election Result:
Barbara Bennett


Item #2

CSEA Chapter #155 M.O.U.
Facilities Support Technician Job Description
(A newly created position under the direction of the Director of Facilities and Construction. 
Reports to: Director of Facilities. Classified Salary Range: 20)

Result:
YES
Item #3

CSEA Special Election Item
Ballot for Alternate Area C Director

Result:
Donnell Fassler



Next CSEA Chapter Meeting Agenda
(Meeting is: 12/12 @ 4:30 p.m.)

- Pledge              
- Introductions
- Read and Approve the November 14, 2017 meeting minutes.
- Treasurer’s Report

Announcements

Vote
a. Facilities Support Technician
b. Side Letter AB119
c. Sergeant at Arms
Candidates:
- Barbara Bennett
- Derrick Psaros
- Andrei Schevitz
(incumbent)
d. Alternate Area C Special Election Director

Ongoing Business:
- Para-educator Conference
- Reclassification Process
- Negotiations

Old Business

New Business

Other Notes or Information:

This is our year-end celebration for 2017.  Please join your fellow members in celebration, feel free to bring food to share such as appetizer, dessert or beverage.

Year-end, Good of the Order: Drawing for $100 and $200.

CSEA’s Humanitarian fund is accepting cash donations for those affected by the fires.  Our regional rep, Susan Condon, will bring jars.

Our chapter would appreciate a toy donation for the children of the prisoners at Santa Rita Jail.

Re-classification...



The re-classification process is upon us.  There is a workshop being held Thursday (11/16) night in the Board Room from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. if you are interested in learning more about the process and pointers on creating your presentation.


11/07/2017; Post by Scott Neal on behalf of Nancy Bronzini.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - PUSD and CSEA Joint Committee Communication (PDF)




11/02/2017; Posted by Scott Neal on behalf of
Nancy Bronzini.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Important Letter from CSEA Director of Field Operations
Field Office to Area Realignment (click here for full 2-page letter)
If you have trouble with the link, you may go to: https://goo.gl/TSDDD2

"...Currently, [our] chapter is serviced out of the North Bay Field Office.  Effective November 13, 2017, [our] chapter will be serviced out of the South Bay Field Office.  The current Labor Relations Representative position will continue to be temporarily filled by Mara Otero until the new Field Director hires a permanent replacement..."



10/26/2017; Posted by Scott Neal.  Sent via PUSD e-mail by Nancy Bronzini.



Thursday, October 26, 2017 - CSEA/PUSD Joint Committee Communication (PDF)



10/24/2017; Posted by Scott Neal.  Sent via PUSD e-mail by Nancy Bronzini.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 5:18 p.m.
Dear CSEA MEMBERS,

Again you amaze me with your support.  It was a Monday night and a special meeting.  

Thank you to those who were able to come (some of you turned down the grill and walked from your house (thank you Cris) to listen to our mandatory second reading of the proposed amendment to our Chapter's Constitution and Bylaws.  

Afterwards, we opened the polls to vote on accepting these changes. 

I am pleased to announce that the changes were accepted by a unanimous vote.

One person did vote no to the Article referencing dues.  It is important to note that this section was an obligatory change to align with the CSEA conference voted changes.  We could not vote no in this instance.

The next step is for the revised Constitution and Bylaws to go through an approval process with CSEA headquarters.  Laura Martinez, who is on the C&B committee, is handling this next process for us.  Thank you, Laura.

Thank you again to the C&B committee and all of you for helping to grow this chapter.

Nancy
chapter155president@gmail.com



New Message from the President posted October 13th
...
Scroll down to the 'President's Message' section, or
click here
for a PDF.

# # #

Reminder to all CSEA members...

DUES TO SEE AN INCREASE.

# # #

Chapter Constitution & Bylaws (C&B'S) with the
current proposed changes...

CLICK HERE ←
(If you have trouble with the link, go to: https://goo.gl/L1zMPT)



PDF copies of our newsletter, "Totally Classified"...
(Listed below in chronological order.)

- November 2017 (Volume 1, Issue 1) Click here to view
If you have trouble with the link, go to: https://goo.gl/pG9G4M

- December 2017 (Volume 1, Issue 2) Click here to view
If you have trouble with the link, go to: https://goo.gl/PWpzP5

- January 2018 (Volume 1, Issue 3) Click here to view
If you have trouble with the link, go to: https://goo.gl/VwuRME

- February 2018 (Volume 1, Issue 4) Click here to view
If you have trouble with the link, go to: https://goo.gl/DxQ1ys




10/11/2017; Posted by Scott Neal; Originally sent via e-mail by Nancy Bronzini.

October 11, 2017
(Sent via PUSD e-mail to all Classified Employees)

Subject: PUSD AND CSEA JOINT UPDATE

Dear CSEA Members:


During last night's CSEA chapter meeting, I described to the attendees that CSEA and the District regularly meet to improve communications between our association and PUSD.


As promised, please click on the below link to review our first joint statement.  This is our way to communicate challenges that may affect more than one group of our association and the collaboration to achieve resolution.

PDF of Attached "PUSD & CSEA Joint Statement"
(https://goo.gl/FF4YWo)


Always at your service,

Nancy Bronzini 
CSEA Chapter 155, President



CSEA Focus Magazine


CSEA Focus Magazine (September/October 2017)
All CSEA members are mailed the union's official periodical, Focus Magazine.
For your convenience, the current issue can be viewed through the link above.

You may also visit the Association's official website for Focus Magazine, containing current
and past issues, here: CSEA Focus Magazine.



CalPERS Voting Update

Runoff Election: November 10 - December 11

Bilbrey in runoff election for CalPERS Board seat (click for full CSEA article)
Former CSEA president and CalPERS Board incumbent Michael Bilbrey will face challenger Margaret Brown in a runoff election for the CalPERS Board, because no candidate received a majority of the votes cast for Position B. David Miller was declared the unofficial winner of Position A.

Ballot packages will be mailed November 10, and the voting deadline is December 11.  Eligible members will be able to cast their vote one of three ways: Online, by phone, or by mail.  All three voting options are convenient, secure, and easy to use.  Instructions on how to vote will be included in your ballot package.



CSEA adopted revision to Association's dues structure
 
(PDF copy of letter sent via US Mail to all Bargaining Unit Members.)




California Paraeducator Conference
(Click here for full event page)

Attend the Premier Professional Development Conference for Paraeducators and Instructional Assistants in California. Only $109! Don’t miss this event!
Register now for CSEA’s 21st Annual California Paraeducator Conference, which will be held February 20-22, 2018 in Ontario.


 

CSEA's Initial Bargaining Proposals to Pleasanton Unified School District
(Officially presented during the PUSD Regular Board Meeting on 8/8/2017)

Pleasanton Unified School District's Proposed Opening Articles to CSEA
(Officially presented during the PUSD Regular Board Meeting on 8/8/2017)



*Note the that the location has changed from the past.
Chapter Meetings for the 2017-18 Instructional Calendar:

WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Meeting Starts at:  4:30PM

WHERE: District Office, Board Room
(4665 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566)


PAST CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES
Approved minutes from past Chapter Meetings...




10/12/2017; Posted by Scott Neal on behalf of Nancy Bronzini.
October 13, 2017

Dear Chapter 155 Family,


It’s Friday the 13th in the Fall. 

I always love this time of year. Having grown up in the Midwest, the fall always reminds me of my youth and how much I loved the smell of the cool brisk air, the long shadows, hayrides, and the smell of burning leaves that fall brings.  Today, all I can think about is how we must all feel about the smell of fall in light of the fires throughout California. 

I know we are all very concerned for our fellow CSEA members especially those close to us who live in, near, and around Sonoma, Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Calistoga and the surrounding areas.  Many of us have family and friends who live and work in these areas.  Our thoughts and prayers are for each of our brothers and sisters living in those communities.  Even in our own community we have been affected.  As our superintendent stated recently, we have our own “first responder” Barbara Bennett who has lost her family home in Clearlake. I know many donations have found their way to Northern California.  The stockpile is more than many centers can handle.  I want to invite you to help Barbara’s family through this link: https://www.gofundme.com/mother-of-four-lost-home-in-fire.  

I want to say a special thank you to all members for your amazing support to our chapter.  I am thrilled to see new life and enthusiasm.   I know we still have many challenges, but I encourage us to remember the better we work as a team, the stronger our voices are heard.

Please remember if you have comments or concerns you can remit them to csea155execboard@gmail.com.  All of your executive board have access to this email.  That way, you will be sure to get a response from one of us if the other is absent.  In the meantime, if you feel your issue is too confidential, you can still email me directly at csea155president@gmail.com


Be well and filled with joy!


Nancy Bronzini
President


Official "Welcome Back from the President" message.
08/14/2017; Posted by Scott Neal on behalf of Nancy Bronzini.

August 14, 2017

Dear CSEA Members:


It’s a new school year!  Welcome back!

I have thought a lot about what I wanted to share with you on this first official week back to school.  Our union has experienced many changes over the past 18 months.  Brothers and sisters who previously held officer positions (executive board) for many years are now retired or retiring.  We are at the precipice of a whole new executive board for our union.  


For those of you who do not yet know, and for new members recently hired, our recent President, Alex Sutton, retired on June 9.  Alex’s resignation automatically took me out of the Vice President role and placed me into the role of the President until the end of this term. Some of you may recall that I was the replacing Vice President for Mike Payne who retired last December.  


I am happy to be starting this year as your CSEA President and honored to serve in this way.  It's important to note, that this is an election year for our executive board positions.  Elections for terms coming to an end on the executive board will be held this fall and the newly elected executive board would begin their duties on January 1.


Over the next month, please consider your interest in fulfilling a role or nominating someone to an executive board position within our excellent and growing union.  The following are the executive board officer positions open for nominations.


President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Sergeant at Arms


In addition, there are several committees which need committed people to serve.  The more brothers and sisters who can serve in these vital roles, the less time any one member will need to serve.  You can be involved as much, or as little as you want.  There are strength in numbers and together we can continue to have an even stronger union!

Committees to consider:



Benefits, Job Steward, Constitution and Bylaws, Newsletter to assist current leaders, scholarship, Site Reps, Sunshine, Unity/Community, Victory Club, and Classified Employees Communications Counsel (CECC)


We will be discussing all of these opportunities at or next meeting.
  


Our conference delegates will also be updating you on the results of the resolutions that were accepted, defeated and/or withdrawn. The most important of these resolutions is an update on the increase to union dues.


As a reminder, our union meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except for this August).  A reminder email will be sent shortly, confirming the dates, time, and location, once I am able to confirm with the executive board and site(s).  The executive board will work with our communications officer to provide news on upcoming events and provide any vital information you may need.


I look forward to seeing you all at our first Chapter meeting of 2017-2018.


Always at your service,

Nancy Bronzini, CSEA President, Chapter 155





Commonly Used Info & Links for Classified Employees of PUSD

Links that are not hosted or maintained by CSEA will have an 'external link' comment.  If Google Apps are used, they are on an account completely independent of the @pleasantonusd.net Google G-Suite for Education domain.



○   PUSD 2017-18 Condensed Desktop Calendar
○   PUSD 2017-18 Full Instructional Calendar

○   10-11 Month Employees Work Schedule for 2017-18

○   Important Payroll Information for Additional Hours Worked


○   PUSD Board Meeting Agendas 
      (external link maintained by the District.
      Hosted by The California School Boards Association)



CSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement 2014-2017

CSEA Special Supplement Pay (SSP) 2016-17

CSEA Salary Schedule 2016-17

Official PUSD H.R. Classified Page
(external link maintained by the District.)



Chapter Executive Board Officers:
 Send an e-mail to:  csea155execboard@gmail.com

General Information, Website Comments & Suggestions:
 Send an e-mail to:  cseachapter155@gmail.com


Reminder:
Do not use (when either sending to or receiving from) a PUSD e-mail account (@pleasantonusd.net) when initiating or discussing possible sensitive/confidential union issues. (i.e. Contacting union representation regarding a personnel or grievance matter.) For your privacy and protection, all communication of this nature should always be through a non-district owned, operated and/or controlled method.

Remember:
any e-mail sent or received through an official PUSD e-mail account could potentially be viewed by the District (in accordance with
an appropriate request from H.R. Senior Leadership/Cabinet and/or the Board of Trustees.  Additionally, it may also be released by PUSD to the public through an applicable Public Records Act Request (in accordance with the California Public Records Act).

Be aware of PUSD Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. 
One example is:  AR 4040 - Employee Use Of Technology
(https://goo.gl/N7ayAD)



Older announcements, news, messages and other content will be moved here.


As we standardize our Chapter documents and other information, older posts and linked
info will be moved from the Main Chapter Page to a secondary page.

The web link for that info will be placed here when the process is initiated.





Mission Statement
We are the Pleasanton Chapter #155 of the California School Employees Association. The object of this organization shall be to promote the good and welfare of the members of this organization under the available labor relations system, and to secure for them reasonable hours, fair wages and improved working conditions; to establish a spirit of cooperation, good faith and fair dealings with the employer; to safeguard, advance and promote the principle of free collective bargaining in a democratic society; to promote such legislation as may be in the interests of the members of this organization; to promote the efficiency and raise the standards of service of its members and other public service workers; to instill confidence, good will and understanding among the members and their employers; to promote the economic and social welfare of the members of the Association through unity of action and mutual cooperation.



For chapter website suggestions or comments, please send an e-mail to:  cseachapter155@gmail.com



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Executive Board


CHAPTER PRESIDENT
NANCY BRONZINI

CHAPTER SECRETARY
LISA HANSEN SNYDER

CHAPTER TREASURER
JOANNE TANGNEY

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
SCOTT NEAL

SERGEANT AT ARMS
BARBARA BENNETT

CHAPTER WEBMASTER (appointed)
SCOTT NEAL

Union Contacts


Area: C

AREA DIRECTOR:
MACHELLE KESSINGER

Region: 41

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE:
SUSAN CONDON

Field Office:
SOUTH BAY
3350 SCOTT BLVD., BLDG. 18,
SANTA CLARA  95054
(800) 487-2440

FIELD DIRECTOR:
CHARLEY GOETCHIUS

LABOR RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE: CAREY PARA

Employer(s) / District(s)


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