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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.