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Legislative News

CSEA Sponsored bills become law

(1/3/17) Two of CSEA’s sponsored bills were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown at the conclusion of the most recent legislative session. AB 2028 (Cooper) will restore CalPERS service credits and benefits to school employees who were wrongfully terminated. AB 2393 (Campos) will provide classified employees with up to New legislation for a new year 12 weeks of paid parental leave to bond with their newborns, adopted and foster children. This leave applies to full-time and part-time employees, moms and dads. Download a full summary of other new laws that impact public education and classified employees

Moving classified issues in Washington, D.C.

(4/22/16) CSEA leadership will be heading to Washington, D.C. in May to speak to members of Congress about the issues that affect classified employees and to advocate for more funding for resources and training.

California to increase minimum wage to $15 by 2022

(4/5/16) Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 3 (Leno) to increase California's minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour in six years. Approved by the Legislature last week, the bill will increase the state's minimum wage by 50 cents next year and to $11 in 2018. Hourly $1 raises will then come every January until 2022 (unless the governor imposes a delay due to an economic recession).|

New laws for 2016

(12/18/15) During its last session, the California Legislature passed several laws affecting California’s workers that are set to take effect in 2016. Some of these laws will impact classified employees working in public schools and community colleges while others will only affect private-sector workers. CSEA works to ensure the Legislature considers the priorities of education and classified employees while developing legislation. CSEA and its partners in the labor community sponsored and backed some of these laws taking effect in 2016 that will affect Californians.