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Chaparral 2015-2016: 24.5 CSEA Connection

CSEA Connection (April 2016)

CSEA Connection: POWER OF US

by Saodat Aziskhanova

CSEA President


Picture of Saodat Aziskhanova California’s Legislature recognizes the important contributions of classified school employees and designated the third full week of May as Classified School Employee Week to honor these contributions.

Join us May 15–21 as we celebrate this year’s theme,

 "Classified School Employees: Everyday Heroes."


Here are some highlights of CSEA involvement in legislature changes to improve classified employees benefits and rights:

1955 – Workers guaranteed annual vacation and bereavement leave
1959 – Workers win Classified Bill of Rights
1959 – Workers given 40 hour work week, overtime and one day of sick leave per month
1975 – Workers guaranteed collective bargaining rights
1980 – Employers prohibited from requiring sterilization as a condition of employment
2002 – Workers win protection against Contracting- out of classified work
2010 – Workers win CalPERS Retirement Service Credit During Furloughs
2012 – Classified employees win 60-Day Layoff Notice
2013 – Classified employees win Staff Development
2013 – Employers required to give prior written notice before making changes.

In Unity,
Saodat Aziskhanova

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