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Awards Committee

Committee Members

 
Chairperson
HORTENSIA BENNER

Member
RHODA MURRAY

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

Union Resurgence

Union Resurgence

A recent survey found that nearly half of Americans who do not currently belong to a union would join one if they could.
retirement

Are you thinking about retirement?

Regardless of your age, you should have a plan for your retirement. Even if you don't expect to retire for many years, it is never too early to begin planning for your retirement.
Gavin Newsom

Governor signs landmark charter school reform bill

Governor Gavin Newsom signed two landmark charter school bills, taking a major step forward in reforming California’s decades-old charter school laws.
donate
community

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.

Retirees give back to their communities

CSEA retirees are spreading holiday cheer by giving back to their communities.

Members Get Active

As a member-run union, CSEA relies on members to step forward and contribute new ideas and new energy.

Paradise rises from the ashes

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Paradise Classified Chapter 837 ratified their contract with a unanimous vote in support of the tentative agreement of a 6.5 percent raise.

Settlement diffuses tension with district

This time last year, Palmdale Chapter 296 filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge when the school district unilaterally reduced the hours of 22 instructional assistants.