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

Schools & Communities First

Help our Schools and Communities

CSEA urges you to sign the petition to qualify the Schools and Communities First initiative for the November 2020 ballot. By closing tax loopholes on commercial property, this measure would restore $12 billion to California's schools and communities every year.
Governor Newsom

2020 Census: Be counted

Be sure to complete your 2020 Census. It will help determine resources for vital community programs such as schools, hospitals and housing.
Food Service Workers

Professional development for food service workers

Students across the state may soon be able to enjoy more fresh, nutritious food in school meals and food service workers may get access to new professional development opportunities.

Chapter calls attention to autism

School police officers from El Rancho Unified School District will be proudly wearing a symbol of inclusivity this April to recognize National Autism Awareness Month.

Campus supervisor stops student from choking

Oroville Chapter 618 Treasurer Liz Barber ran as fast as she could across two basketball courts to administer the Heimlich maneuver and save a choking elementary student.

ACE Program inspires classified appreciation

A member of Riverside Unified Chapter 506, heard about CSEA’s ACE pro­gram five years ago and knew it was something he wanted to bring to his district.

Shifting district’s views of IEP interpretation

Interpreting for individu­alized education program (IEP) meetings was infring­ing on employees’ regularly assigned duties, until Soledad Chapter 457 remedied the situation.