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CSEA Chapter 33 celebrates the essential work of classified school employees

May 2011 Classified School Employee Week celebrations

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Understanding CalPERS

There are no free CalPERS pre-retirement workshops scheduled at this time. Howvever, you can learn more about CalPERS at Benefits 101.

The CSEA South Bay Field Office has released the 2012-2013 training schedule.

When you attend a training opportunity, you help your Union by making us stronger and smarter. Open Brochure link for details. Watch for CPRO emails announcing upcoming training events.

Chapter Actions

Important Message to Chapter 33 Members

We're writing to let you know about a dispute our union has with SMCCCD over medical benefits. The District has made changes to retiree medical benefits without bargaining those changes with CSEA, and we believe this change is unlawful. We want you to know we’re fighting for access to affordable medical coverage for all of our members – for current employees, for current retirees, and for those of us who retire from the District in the future. Read the entire letter

2013 CA Community College Employee of the Year and SMCCD nomination awards


Skyline members celebrate Classified School Employee Week (CSEW) May 2013

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Left to right: Michele Haggar, Lynette Gray, Ellen Lee and Alana Utsumi

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2013 Chapter 33 Meeting Minutes Archive
2012 Chapter 33 Meeting Minutes Archive
2011 Chapter 33 Meeting Minutes Archive

Chapter 33 Monthly Review
July 2013
June 2013
March - May 2013

Events Calendar 2013
Aug 07 Chapter 33 Combined Meeting, District Office Board Room, 5-6pm
Aug 14 SMCCCD Board Meeting, District Office Board Room, 6pm
Aug 26 Women's Equity Day
Sept 2 Labor Day (Holiday)
Sept 11 SMCCCD Board Study Session, District Board Room, 6pm
Sept 14 Unions Steward Training Level 1, SBFO, San Jose
Sept 18 Chapter 33 Combined Meeting, District Office Board Room, 5-6pm
Sept 18 Site Representative Training, SBFO, San Jose
Sept 25 SMCCCD Board Meeting, District Office Board Room, 6pm
Oct 02 Chapter 33 E-board Meeting, CSM 1-115. 5-6pm
Oct 16 Chapter 33 Drive Release meeting, District Board Room, 12-1pm
Oct 23 SMCCCD Board Meeting, District Office Board Room, 6pm
Nov 05 Election Day
Nov 06 SMCCCD Board Meeting, District Office Board Room, 6pm
Nov 11 Veteran's Day (Holiday)
Nov 13 Chapter 33 Combined Meeting, District Office Board Room, 5-6pm
Nov 28 Thanksgiving (Holiday)
Dec 04 Chapter 33 Combined Meeting, District Office Board Room, 5-6pm
Dec 11 SMCCCD Board Meeting, District Office Board Room, 6pm
Dec 24 - Jan 1 Winter Recess (Campus Closed)

News Archive and Resources
:: 20th Annual LaborFest Program Guide July 2013
Chapter 33 Treasurer Report 12-31-2012
Meet Patricia Carter: 2010 SMCCCD Classified Employee of the Year
Medelline Lowe's report from the 2011 - 85th Annual CSEA State Conference
Get Involved in YOUR union
CSEA Wrote The Book
CSEA Boycott List 2013
CSEA Focus Magazine
Valuable Lessons in Women's History Month
Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign
U. S. Labor Against The War
Labor Heritage Rockin' Solidarity Chorus
Labor Arts
Union Song list
January - February 2010 CSEA Voices
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

My Rights
As classified employees, we are afforded many basic rights by law or through collective bargaining.
:: Child abuse reporting
Discrimination and harassment
Legal referral program
Leaves of absences
Hours and overtime
:: No Child Left Behind Act
Collective Bargaining
E-mail privacy
Workers Compensation
Education Code
Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated Monday, December 30, 2013

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87th Annual CSEA Conference

Chapter 33 members voted in April to elect Delegates and Alternates to the 87th Annual CSEA State Conference, July 28 - August 2. Kathy Chaika, Charles Jones and Linda Allen were elected as Delegates. Ulysses Guadamuz, Juanita Celaya, Medelline Lowe and Chuck La Mere were elected as Alternates.

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CSEA Publication 311: Know Your Rights

All Classified employees should know their rights guaranteed them under their contract and the Education Code, the Fair Labor Standards Act and Shelly Rights as well as other laws that protect them.

Become an educated Union member!

Read about your rights

Don't Forget about Member Benefits

Planning your Summer vacation? Take advantage of CSEA’s and Union Plus’ amusement park, travel, and entertainment discounts for a fun-filled time!

Before you plan your journey, find out what is available at CSEA Member Benefits.

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Member Benefits