There is a lot on the line for CSEA members and public education this November. The President we elect will nominate at least one Supreme Court justice; funding for our schools hinges on an important ballot proposition; and there are a number of important local and state races as well.
Under CSEA Policy, the State Board of Directors may encourage boycott activities by the membership against a company or organization which engages in anti-worker activities and is deemed to be detrimental toward CSEA and its members.
With the passage of Proposition 30 in 2012, the state is finally reinvesting in, rather than cutting, education funding. However, years of budget problems have taken a toll on California's education system and our students.
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. The information in this toolkit provides some overall information to help you understand the LCFF and the LCAP so you can be involved in your district’s process.
The skyrocketing cost of health care has had a strong impact on working families and has created some tough bargaining battles in CSEA chapters. That's why we have been working as your advocate at the local, state and federal levels to ensure that you receive the best healthcare possible without sacrificing your pay or other benefits. As your union, we are here to help you get the healthcare benefits you need and deserve.
Retirement security has increasingly come under threat. In recent years, politicians have attempted everything from privatizing Social Security or turning your pension into a massive 401k-style contribution plan. As workers, we earn our retirement. It’s not a gift, and it certainly isn’t a benefit we can afford to lose.
In California and elsewhere the trend toward outsourcing, or contracting out, has been growing at an alarming rate. For public schools, there is an outside company available for virtually every classified service. While it makes good public rhetoric to proclaim cost-savings for cash strapped schools, outsourcing brings with it a host of problems—and in many cases, it produces little or no cost-savings at all.
CSEA is fighting for your job at all levels - from the district office to the state capitol. Unfortunately, California's budget crisis has made layoffs inevitable for many school districts. Find out what your rights are if you get laid off.
For CSEA, political action has always mattered. But in an era of unprecedented budget cuts, skyrocketing healthcare costs and constant threats to employee rights and benefits, political action matters now more than ever before.
Learn more about key bills that could affect classified employees, public education and working families or download the Governmental Relations Report, which has a complete listing of current bills that CSEA supports and opposes.
CSEA members are on the front lines when it comes to keeping our students and schools safe. How can you keep them as safe as possible, and what can you do to keep yourself out of harm's way?.
As classified employees, we 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.