A few short years ago, CSEA took action to create a Retiree Unit just as
other major labor organizations had done many years earlier.
TODAY, CSEA's retirees
"make a difference" for both active and retired members of CSEA in many ways.
Our retirees did much to make CSEA the strong organization it is today while
they were active employees themselves. Now they are not only looked to for
assistance with important issues that affect all members, they are helping to
pave the way for future retirees.
• To work with the Pre-Retirement
Resource Committee and local chapters to assist active employees who are
preparing for retirement
• To work with local CSEA chapters and
the Association to provide volunteers for preparing mail-outs,
participating in voter registration drives, school board and other
political campaigns; telephoning and electing labor friendly candidates
that support public education.
• To provide strong support for the
passage of any legislation that will assist classified employees,
retirement and public education, and to provide opposition to
legislation that will have an adverse affect.
Message from President Bilbrey
deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Life Member
Carol Jones. She passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.
Carol was a member of CSEA since 1977. It didn’t take her long to get
involved at both the chapter and state levels. At the state level, Carol
served as a member on countless standing and special committees, a
regional representative, ARR, RPRO, and on the Board of Directors she
served as State Secretary and later as the Area H Director. She served
as a personnel commissioner for Los Alamitos, where she continued to
raise awareness of classified employees.
She was a strong supporter of CSEA, its members and staff, and was eager
to share her views on the path CSEA should follow to benefit the members
to the greatest degree. She was a frequent speaker at the microphones
at Conference, educating and advocating on behalf of her brothers and
Carol was awarded Life Membership in CSEA in 2008. When receiving her
award at Conference, she said, “My husband Jim for 25 years was the wind
beneath my wings, and he kept me soaring high to do all the things that
I wanted to do with this beloved organization that I love so much.”
“…everything I say to you comes straight from the heart. I love this
union. I got involved in it because I cared about people who weren’t
given their proper respect, their proper due.”
Services will be held Tuesday, January 14, at 2:00 p.m., in the city of
Cypress, at Church of Our Fathers, 4471 Lincoln Ave, Cypress 90630.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Carol’s family at 13760 Alderwood
Lane #85D, Seal Beach, CA 90740-3965.
Carol was a driving force in CSEA and she will truly be missed.
CSEA retirees have not retired at all! They
phone bank, walk precincts, and work hard to get out the vote that
will support the objectives of CSEA. Keeping our retirees involved is
an important step in ensuring the future of the classified workers.
This video explains YOUR role in Growing CSEA's Retiree Unit.