Retiree Unit Executive Board  

Retiree Unit Executive Board

 
Chairperson
RONALD DUVA

Secretary
TERI MINOUX

District B
PAULETTE FOSTER

District C
JILL SCOTT

District D
BETH KIEFFER

District E
FAYE LANE

District F
SUSAN ADAMS

District G
CHRISTINA BERUMEN

District H
JAMES VINION

District I
JENNIE BATISTE

District K
SANDY DABNEY

Coordinator
DEBB JACHENS

Purpose Statement

When CSEA members retire from their jobs in schools, the Retiree Unit provides an opportunity to stay involved and continue to advocate for classified employees and working families. The Retiree Unit Executive Board is the elected leadership of CSEA’s Retiree Unit, working closely with local councils and the Association to coordinate political and election-related efforts, assisting the Pre-Retirement Resource Committee in its service to members who are readying for retirement, and mobilizing to support legislation that benefits classified employees, retirement and public education.

Coronavirus Update!
We live in the age of technology, and information is readily available at our fingertips. But now more than ever, accurate information is critical during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As school districts prepare for the possible spread of coronavirus in our local communities, it is important that seniors understand what they can do to help limit the spread of the virus, and what they can do to protect themselves in the process.

Coronavirus Update

2020 Census
Next month we also turn our attention to the 2020 Census. April 1st is National Census Day. Conducted every 10 years, the census provides valuable information about communities and populations, and is used to deter¬mine the need for critical community programs and services. For more information , view the Clipsheet article.

2020 Census Info

Chairman's Message

 

Here we go again with Social Security problems

Spring 2020

 

The message that I have been receiving for the last few weeks is regarding a reduction in our senior retiree Social Security benefits. This has been a problem for a number of years for seniors by the reduction in benefits from the government. When it started, we had Social Security benefits and Medi-Cal benefits. Now they are looking to reduce those benefits for seniors.


Washington, D.C. claims they should reduce our benefits because we are making too much money from these benefits. If that is not bad enough, they have been raising the price of our prescriptions.


Remember, now many seniors are not employed most of the times, because they are retired. We can change all of this and raise our benefits and Social Security issues in the fall, if we get out there and fight for our benefits that we already earned. So, what I'm saying is winnable, if we get out there and let our members understand that the reason we have asked them to participate in the election and make sure we keep the benefits that we are entitled to.


After all, it is important that we do not give away our benefits that we took out of our pay so that we could have something for retirement. Remember, this was not a free gift from the government. Let us end these problems by negotiating a better Social Security System that will help to maintain the life that we have contributed for all our working lives, so that this problem will no longer exist.

In Solidarity,

Ron Duva

Retiree Unit Chairman


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Find out more about the CSEA Assistance Fund at www.csea.com/care.

To designate the CSEA Assistance Fund as your Amazon Smile charity, follow the directions below. After that, be sure to always go to smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. That way you will automatically make a donation each time you make a purchase. You can even track how much you have donated towards the Assistance Fund.

Directions:
Go to https://smile.amazon.com 
Log in if you have an Amazon account or create an account
Search for CSEA Assistance Fund
Select CSEA Assistance Fund, location San Jose


Enjoy this video of the Humanitarian Committee; First Vice President, Shane Dishman, Second Vice President, Adam Weinberger, Association Secretary, Monica Han and Past President, Allan Clark, as they are getting ready for the holiday season with Amazon Smile.


What is Amazon Smile?
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Everything at Amazon Smile is the same as Amazon.com—including the same selection and the same prices. The only difference is you get the added bonus of Amazon donating a portion of your purchase to your charity, the CSEA Assistance Fund.

Purchases made using the Amazon Shopping App or Kindle store applications do not count towards Amazon Smile charities. Be sure to log in to smile.amazon.com using a web browser like Chrome or Safari. Also, subscription purchases do not count in Amazon Smile.

To learn more, visit our website at www.csea.com/smile 

Not an Amazon Shopper? Still want to show your support?
Contribute to the CSEA Assistance Fund today and help members in need of financial relief or assistance in times of crisis. You can donate by clicking here or by calling CSEA Member Benefits at (866-487-2732), option 1.


HELPFUL TIPS FOR ACCESSING YOUR CSEA MEMBER BENEFITS ONLINE:

For information about all your consumer benefits as a CSEA retiree, visit www.csea.com/benefits.  A user account is required to access CSEA Member Benefits. Create a user account in three easy steps at www.csea.com/createaccount. You will need your member ID number to create an account or to reset your Username and/or Password. Please do not use Internet Explorer as a browser. Our website is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox work best with our website. For additional questions or assistance, call CSEA Member Benefits at (866) 487-2732.

Our mission: To improve the lives of our members, students and community.
2045 Lundy Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131 | 866-ITS-CSEA (866-487-2732) 

District Webpages

 

District A Updated 4/13/2014
District B Updated 9/12/2017
District C Updated 8/12/2018   
District D Updated 3/20/2016
District E Updated 6/1/2018
District F Updated 2/6/2018    
District G
District H Updated 8/31/2017
District I  Updated 2/3/2018
District K



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