Union Yes

Union Rights

Most of the legal rights and safety laws that protect American workers were not created out of employer goodwill, they were fought for by hard-working union members. Today, unions are under an unprecedented attack from political special-interest groups who want to roll back worker protections, civil liberties and the right to collectively bargain for pay and benefits.

Union News

Standing Together

Unions are based on the simple concept that workers can achieve more when we work together toward our shared goals. The union is a promise from and to every single worker that we will stand together to protect each other and work collectively to improve our quality of life. Our union is a commitment to each other that we stand as one when even a single member suffers from injustice; a collective agreement that we wield our greatest power when we organize and take direct action toward achieving our goals. Read More »

We are the union: Building strength in chapters

Building chapters around the belief that classified school employees are vital to public education and should be respected, on the job and at the bargaining table, gives us a better chance at improving wages and benefits, or addressing safety issues for every­one. Our victories are possible because school employees stand together for each other and the values we share. Our strength lies in the fact that the union is not some organization we belong to, but rather together we are the union. Read More »

New employee orientation bill approved

After a year-long battle, CSEA and our allies have succeeded in sponsoring a bill that directs all public employers to give their new employees an orientation about their rights and benefits, and requires union access to those orientations. Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 119 into law as part of the state budget in July. Read More »

Anti-union, anti-worker cases lining up for Supreme Court

Public employee unions, and collective bargaining rights for public sector employees continue to be under attack in the courts by anti-labor groups.  These groups challenge our right to collect service fees (“fair share” fees) from employees who are not union members but who still receive the benefits of a negotiated union contract and union representation on employment matters.  Read More »