Becoming a member is easy!
Just fill out our online application.*
If you are unsure of your CSEA chapter number, refer to our Chapter Directory
or call your local Field Office
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You work hard to improve the lives of the students you serve. That's why we work hard to improve the lives of the members we serve.
As a CSEA member, you are represented at all levels. We're your advocate on the job and your personal support network of 240,000 members and 250 professional labor experts throughout the state. We have a proven record of success and a reputation for getting results.
Exclusive services and peace of mind
Basically, your CSEA membership is all about giving you the peace of mind you want and the opportunities you deserve. Beyond negotiating the best possible contracts for classified employees, we make sure our members' rights are always protected. CSEA also offers a wide range of programs to help its members both on and off the job, including: dozens of training programs, scholarship opportunities, member-only insurance programs, financial services, free legal assistance and much more.
Every member has a voice
While the services we offer our members are unmatched, it is the democracy of CSEA that really sets us apart. For nearly a century, CSEA has thrived as a democratic, member-governed union. That means, as a member, you are the union. All of our decision-making comes from the membership. From your local chapter to the state board of directors, CSEA's leadership is comprised of democratically elected volunteers who work regular classified jobs, just like you. Every member has a voice!
Why membership matters
Some employees take it for granted that their job and the benefits they receive are secure and permanent, but that is not the case. Every year, basic cost of living raises and pensions come under attack. Your membership and participation in CSEA help us fight for better pay raises, pension security, health insurance, sick leave and the other important benefits you and your family rely on. More importantly, CSEA gives us the opportunity to make improvements for all classified employees and the students we serve. Join us as we work together to make a difference!