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

*** NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th @ 4:30 PM -- A.V.H.S. LIBRARY (1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566) ***


The re-classification process is upon us.  There is a workshop being held this 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.

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.


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

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Reminder to all CSEA members...


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

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

PDF copies of our newsletter, "Totally Classified"...

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

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)


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"

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)

Chapter Meetings for the 2017-18 Instructional Calendar:

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

WHERE: *Amador Valley High School - Library
(1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566)

* Click here to view map showing the Library entrance @ AVHS

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

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.)

P.U.S.D. Human Resources - Classified Analyst
Tel. (925) 426 - 4320

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

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.

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 Polices and Administrative Regulations. 
One example is:  AR 4040 - Employee Use Of Technology

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

10/05/2017; Posted by Scott Neal. Original e-mail sent by Laura Martinez.

October 5, 2017
Message from Laura Martinez:

As I reflect on the last couple of years and the ways I have served our union by being on committees and teams as a CSEA member,  I can honestly say it has been a huge learning experience.  I currently serve in a number of ways such as site rep, negotiations team member, benefits committee member, Contracts & Bylaws committee member and many other ways. I find it is not enough, there is just so much to do! While we have some very dedicated members of our union, we are not enough and the old adage comes to mind, there is strength in numbers.  We need more people to be actively involved and need to find ways to let members know how they can make a difference. There are many areas we need to do better but it can’t be done with the few. In the spirit of this idea and as an active member I’d like you to consider something. 

As a member who attended the 91st CSEA Annual Conference, I wanted to reach out and share with you about a program I heard about. It is referred to as MUP – Member Unity Program and is a great way to build our chapter. MUP is a program offered by CSEA and our labor rep wants to put our chapter up for consideration to be one of the chapters to participate in the program. 25 chapters are chosen each year to be supported by CSEA to strengthen and build chapters. Since our chapter is on the cusp of a whole new executive board and has experienced many changes, this is a great time for us to participate.

MUP asks each chapter to identify a challenge, such as a contract campaign, improve communication, or lack of member participation and activism.  The goal will then be for the chapter to develop a plan and work on the challenge.  For example, maybe the chapter does not have a functioning site rep program, or there is a lack of job stewards, or there is poor communication with members.  MUP provides training on how to address identified needs.  Finally, it allows for the chapter to request resources from CSEA in its MUP plan to help meet the goals, such as release time and promotional items.

I would like to propose our chapter be submitted to participate in this program.  However, it takes a team (3-5 people) and I am only one person. So I am reaching out to our members and asking for your consideration. Time is of the essence for we must submit our interest by next Wednesday, October 11th.   The MUP training is January 5-7, 2018.  The location is to be determined, but it looks like it will be in Sacramento, mileage, hotel, and food will be covered.

I have included a video link showing how one chapter benefited when they participated in the program.  We would need to submit our request soon since the training is coming up in January 2018.  Please take about 4 minutes to watch the video and if you are interested in being on the MUP team I would love to hear from you!

YouTube Video (Click to open video in new window or use URL below.)
URL: https://goo.gl/EFkzgr

Once a team is identified, who can commit to attending the training in January, we will be able to submit the request to our CSEA field office to participate in this program.  The team does not have to come prepared with a plan or know what they want to tackle this will be handled in the training. So come on board and let’s make our union stronger than ever!  Please email me or the union President, Nancy Bronzini if you’d like to be a part of this game-changing program.


Laura Martinez

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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.

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Bilbrey in runoff election for CalPERS Board seat
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. 

Register early for the 21st California Paraeducator Conference
CSEA is presenting the 21st Annual California Paraeducator Conference Feb. 20-22, 2018 in Ontario. Last year, nearly 1,300 participants attended the event, which featured 46 different workshops, covering everything from autism spectrum disorders to school violence prevention. 

Get involved
As a member-run union, we rely on members like you to step forward and contribute new ideas and new energy. There are many ways you can get involved with CSEA. Local chapter meetings are open to all members and everyone is encouraged to attend. Talk with chapter leaders to find out what kind of help is needed.

Plan ahead for retirement

Sign up now to attend a FREE CSEA Pre-Retirement Seminar in your area and get the information you need to maximize your pension benefits. It's never too early to learn about your retirement.

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