Whittier Union High Chapter 42

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  • 4:30 pm
covid19 updates

covid19 updates

Executive Board

 
CHAPTER PRESIDENT
ARTHUR SIEGRIST JR

1ST VICE PRESIDENT
MARIANNE MARQUEZ

2ND VICE PRESIDENT
DONOVAN LAMB

UNIT VICE PRESIDENT
MAYRA BALOGH

CHAPTER SECRETARY
ALBERT FERRANCO

CHAPTER TREASURER
MARYLOU ALMADRONES

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
JUANITA BOJORQUEZ

CHIEF STEWARD
JEROME WILSON

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
VICKI LINTA

SERGEANT AT ARMS
GISELA CANO

CHAPTER WEBMASTER (appointed)
ALBERT FERRANCO

Union Contacts


AREA G

AREA DIRECTOR
IVAN PASTRANO

REGION 11

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
THERESA GRIPP

FIELD OFFICE
SANTA FE
4600 SANTA ANITA AVE
EL MONTE  91731
(800) 988-6949

FIELD DIRECTOR
SHAWANA GRACE

LABOR RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE
MITCHELL STEWART

Employer(s) / District(s)


WHITTIER UNION HIGH

 

WELCOME!!

 

Dear Member’s,

We are in some difficult times as we prepare for what may be a wave of new infections upon our Larger Los Angele County community of the COVID-19 virus (There are no known infections in the Whittier area presently LINK).  But by being smart and working together we will get through these difficult times.  This Monday all of us should have been informed of our new modified schedules as we prepare, and the District truly appreciates our member’s flexibility in these unprecedented times.

Per both Superintendent Plourde’s Directions and the CDC Health Official guidelines LINK, we are asking our members who are over 65 years old, or those who have underlying health conditions, to stay at home during the School dismissal. Members evenly mildly sick, you are instructed to stay home and contact your health care professional for further instructions, but to not report back to work until you have had no symptoms of any kind for at least 24 hours.

If you are unsure whether you have an underlying health condition, please contact your medical doctor and seek his advice.  If it is determined that you are in a high risk category, please notify your supervisor and stay at home during the school dismissal.

In closing, I want to personally thank each of our members for pulling together and remembering our very special mission – our students.  Each one of us will be remembered for minimizing the disruption to their learning environment.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me,

 

Art Siegrist,

President

CSEA Chapter 42

We Are CSEA!!

 

Collective Bargaining Is the Best Way to Raise Wages

Collective bargaining is the process in which you and your coworkers come together through your unions and negotiate contracts with your employers to determine their terms of employment, including pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family and more. Negotiating together is a way to solve workplace problems.

Common things that are collectively bargained include things like:

  • Pay equity
  • Leave (vacation, parental, sick)
  • Workplace health and safety standards
  • Project Labor Agreements

 

Union Jobs Help Achieve Work-Life Balance


You deserve to make more than just a decent living, you deserve a decent life.

Everyone knows—family comes first. Whether it’s being able send your kids off for their first day of school, or caring for an elderly parent who is ill, being there and providing for family isn’t negotiable.

There’s more to life than work. Which is why people join unions to negotiate together for work-life balance. Union members speak up together to make life better through:

Consistent schedules and no mandatory overtime.
Flexible schedules, like a four day work week or working from home.
Time off to take care of family or attend school events.
Paid vacation you can actually take without feeling guilty or overwhelmed when you return.
Longer maternity leave and paternity leave, with staffing to back-fill your position while you’re out.
Student loan repayment and scholarships.
Job training programs for career mobility.
Wages and benefits that keep up with the cost of living.
Family-friendly work environments.


A voice on the job is priceless. You deserve respect and recognition for the hard work you do.

 

2019 CSEA Annuel Conference

CSEA's conference kicked off with a bang at Paris, Las Vegas! Delegates from accross the great state of California decended upon the Silver State to deliberate on rules and resolutions. We are enthusiastic and energized to takle the new challenges facing our union.

Members interested in becoming a delegate for 2020 must attend 50% of the meetings in a year. It is a wonderful opportunity for members who wish to represent our chapter at the state level and have a voice in upcoming policy.

1st Vice President Sandra Ruiz honored with 2019 Unsung Hero Award for her dedication

Congratulations to Sandra Ruiz on recieving the CSEA Unsung Hero Award for Chapter 42!!  Sandra has been a CSEA member for over 21 years, and last year decided to step up and run for 1st Vice President.  She has been an intregal part of the the Chapter and is always willing to step up.  

Sandra is a both a proud Parent and Grandparent and continues to be a shining example of what it takes to get invovled to help our members.  

2019 Member Recognition Banquet - 5 Chapter 42 Members received their Union Steward Jackets

This past Saturday, CSEA Chapter 42 was proud to attend the 2019 Member Recognition Banquet where, Marianne Marquez,, Marta Galan, Art Siegrist, Matthew Lacy, and Albert Ferranco all received their Union Steward Jackets.

Please be sure to walk up and say Thank You to these members who have joined an exclusive club of Jacketed Union Stewards completing the year long training class, allowing them to represent our members.

2019 SPRING BREAKFAST, CLASSIFIED APPRECIATION AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS BANQUET

 

On Monday, April 22, 2019, the Classified Employees of C.S.E.A. Chapter 42 came together with Association 1st Vice President Matthew "Shane" Dishman, 2nd Vice President Adam Weinberger, Local Chapter 42 Board and Membership, and the Whittier Union High School District Board of Trustees to celebrate and honor members and their dependents. 

Superintendent Martin Plourde honored classified members with 25 & 30 years of service by presenting them with certificates of appreciation for their years of dedicated service.  In addition, Chapter 2nd Vice Presisent Jerome Wilson honored member’s dependents in pursuit of a higher education, by awarding 9 scholarships. 

Check out the photo page for a complete look at the entire breakfast.

 

Chapter 42 News

Announcements 

Upcoming Events

Member Spot Light

 

CSEA News

CSEA continuing to provide full services to members

In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order requiring all Californians to stay at home, current CSEA trainings and events have been canceled. CSEA has closed its Headquarters and Field Office buildings, and staff are working remotely. Please note that we will continue to provide full services to our membership during this difficult time.

CSEA’s Member Service Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to help connect you with services and answer questions about member benefits…Learn More
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.