Awards Committee

Committee Members

 
Chairperson
HORTENSIA BENNER

Member
ELY BARRAGAN

Member
ROBIN HILL

Member
MARY RENTERIA

Member
THELMA WEBB

Coordinator
KARIN BUCKNER


Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to ensure our members receive recognition by promoting and encouraging the awards programs which acknowledge our members and other classified employee advocates who provide outstanding service to CSEA, our students, and the community.

New Award - Lawrence Twoaxe Unity Award

Mr. Twoaxe's dedication to school employees and raising the standards of school custodian services throughout California is a well-known, proud part of our storied history. But Mr. Twoaxe's contributions to society went beyond our union. Mr. Twoaxe was a proud member of the Mohawk tribe from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. In 1935, Mr. Twoaxe founded the League of North American Indians. At the time, it was the largest native organization in the world.
When Mr. Twoaxe passed in 1949, his obituary appeared in the Native Voice, a tribal publication in British Columbia, Canada.
"His whole life was one of humanitarian service in the interests of his race," wrote journalist John Laurie.
Mr. Twoaxe left a legacy of organizing, for school employees and for native peoples of North America.

CSEA News

Tony Thurmond

CSEA supports Tony Thurmond

This November, friend of classified employees and champion of public schools Tony Thurmond will face off against a charter school advocate with ties to Betsy DeVos.
State Capitol

Tony Thurmond's bill signed into law, banning for-profit charters

For-profit charter schools will be illegal in California after legislation co-authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond was recently signed by the governor.
National School Lunch Week

National School Lunch Week

More than 29 million children eat lunch at public schools every day. It’s time to pay tribute to the wonderful workers who help make this possible. Join CSEA in celebrating National School Lunch Week Oct. 15-19.
CSEA Shield

CSEA stands with members of UTLA

After members of UTLA voted to authorize a strike if necessary, President Ben Valdepeña issued a statement in support of UTLA members.
Vote for public education

Vote for public education

The November 6 Election is just a few weeks away, and the vote-by-mail period is already underway. CSEA has reviewed all the candidates and ballot propositions to help you understand who will do the most to support public education and working families.