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 Next meeting will be Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 4:30, Amador Library-LAB B Room. 
Agenda:
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Report of Executive Board
  • Committee Reports
      • Negotiations
      • Scholarship
      • Sunshine
      • Benefits
    • Unfinished Business
    • New Business
    • Good of the Order
    • Adjournment



Chapter 155 - 2015 Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Dear Classified Colleagues,


Our local California School Employees Association, Chapter 155 (Pleasanton, CA) is prepared to offer scholarships in two categories: 
  1. HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR fillable form - graduating seniors who have been accepted at accredited collages, universities, or post high school training institution. Applications will also be available in counseling offices after February 4.
  2. CONTINUING COLLEGE fillable form- students now enrolled in an accredited college, university, or post high school training institution.   
Parent must be employed by the Pleasanton Unified School District and a member in good standing along with the California School Employees  Association, Chapter 155. The maximum amount given any one student will be determined by the screening committee, based on funds available.
Our funds enable us to award one or more scholarships to candidates who meet the criteria noted in the application packet.

Deadline for completed applications is 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  
THIS IS A FIRM DATE - NO EXCEPTIONS


Best wishes to your student in his/her post high school education!



Dear Chapter Site Reps

I would like to take this time to thank each of you for all of your time and effort in making sure that CSEA is visible at all PUSD sites and for seeing that all classified employees on your sites are kept well informed by distributing surveys, chapter information and maintaining our CSEA bulletin boards. Without you we would not be able to promote the good and welfare of the organization to the members of this chapter. For this is a very valuable and important task to me personally as well as for the members and for that I am very grateful to you. Again thank you.
Alex Sutton, Chapter President

Classified School Employee Week

Since 1986, California has taken the third week in May to honor the invaluable contributions of classified school employees. This year, CSEW will be celebrated the week of May 18-22, 2015.  Full CSEW story here

 A Big THANK YOU for the great job by our SITE REPS and COMMITTEE MEMBERS this year!  Your willingness to help to benefit your fellow colleagues is very much appreciated.

Click here for volunteers




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. 


Donate to members in need
Giving just seems to be in the blood of CSEA members. The Dorothy Bjork Assistance Fund was created to help members through tough times by providing three types of financial help: disaster, emergency and humanitarian assistance. The assistance fund doesn’t come from union dues at all —it relies solely and entirely on voluntary donations. Each February, we make an effort to replenish the Assistance Fund. Learn more about contributing to the fund and other ways to help.
No One Eats Alone Day
CSEA is partnering with Beyond Differences to promote National No One Eats Alone Day on Feb. 13. This event is a student-led effort to end the social isolation that can lead to bullying and other negative impacts on kids’ mental health and academic success. Learn more about how your school can participate.
Cash for College Workshop
Have a graduating high school senior? CSEA is proud to offer Cash for College Workshops in January and February. Learn all about how financial aid works and the opportunity for free money for college and get free, one-on-one assistance in completing your FAFSA or Dream Act application.
Maintenance & Operations Academy
Attention maintenance and operations workers: Get the latest training in your field at one of CSEA's Maintenance and Operations Academies this February and March. The M&O Academy covers an array of topics and offers Cal/OSHA 10 certification.
CalPERS Board re-elects Feckner as president
Former Association President Rob Feckner was unanimously re-elected as president of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Board of Administration. He will be serving his 11th term as president.
Governor Brown releases his 2015-16 budget proposal
Governor Jerry Brown laid out his vision for the next four years that continues to build on a platform of fiscal restraint, paying down the state's wall of debt and fighting climate change. With respect to education funding, a strengthening economy and the passage of Proposition 30 continue to provide higher state revenues. Increased state revenues will allow the state to invest nearly $8 billion in significant new funding for K-12 schools and community colleges.
Black Friday
CSEA members join Black Friday protests
On Black Friday, CSEA members showed their support for Walmart Workers protesting against low wages and part-time schedules. The Walmart protests were part of a national call to action, with thousands of demonstrators gathering at more than 1,600 Walmart stores across the country on Nov. 28.
Training
Training members to succeed
The benefits of being in a union don't stop with job rights and better wages. Unions help their members to excel in their careers and reach the top of their professions. CSEA offers many training opportunities throughout the year designed to help you improve your job knowledge and advance your career.
Community
CSEA and the community
CSEA members are known for being active in the community. In many ways, that's what being a CSEA member is all about. Whether we’re working for local charities or volunteering in youth sports programs, we serve our communities with the same pride that we serve our students and schools.
Paraeducator Conference
Paraeducator Conference
Register now for the 18th Annual California Paraeducator Conference. The conference will be held April 14-16, 2015 in San Jose and is open to all classified employees with a special focus on paraeducators.
Flu Safety
Protect yourself and your students from the flu
Infectious disease has taken center stage in the media lately, with fears of the Ebola Virus dominating news broadcasts. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), unless you’ve been to West Africa recently, you’re exponentially more likely to catch the seasonal flu.

Classified Employees
Classified employees are the backbone of education
In the modern age, school districts could not function without classified school employees. These essential staff members perform a wide range of vital services for students, parents, teachers and administrators. This extraordinary workforce keeps our campuses safe, clean and organized. Most importantly, they strive to improve the lives of our students every day.
know your rights
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.

Executive Board


CHAPTER PRESIDENT
ALEX SUTTON

CHAPTER VICE PRESIDENT
MICHAEL PAYNE

CHAPTER SECRETARY
PATRICIA MITCHELL

CHAPTER TREASURER
BONNIE KASSAN

SERGEANT AT ARMS
ANDREI SCHEVITZ

CHAPTER WEBMASTER (appointed)
ALICE MC CLOUD

Union Contacts


Area: C

AREA DIRECTOR:
CINDY ZECHER

Region: 41

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE:
KEOKI YEE

Field Office:
NORTH BAY
2345 STANWELL CIR,
CONCORD  94520
(800) 464-7717

FIELD DIRECTOR:
GABRIELA ECHEVARRIA

LABOR RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE:
MARA OTERO