CSEA FILES A LAWSUIT AGAINST ITS OWN EMPLOYEE
Management’s discipline practices have gone too far. It’s over aggressive investigations, threats, and circumstantial allegations have already caused several headquarters employees to quit, and now, when an employee didn’t just quit under the pressure of CSEA management’s demands, CSEA filed a lawsuit against him in Superior Court for $100,000.00.
Management’s smoking gun? The employee spoke another language on the phone, and didn’t allow them to search his house, so he must have been asking someone to destroy a laptop CSEA can’t seem to find!
It is unbelievable that CSEA management can do this. There is no employee who could last long under this sort of onslaught. Any one of us could lose a house over just having to fight this kind of allegation, whether it is true or false.
CSEA only sued the employee after he proclaimed innocence of the charges and requested a hearing in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The frosting on the cake? CSEA paid to have the employee served at his own (AEU) union meeting where he was asking for help. The employee now must hire an attorney, costing $50,000.00, to fight the CSEA’s lawsuit against him.
When you ask CSEA management why they are doing this, they blamed the CSEA Board of Directors.
This is too much from any employer, let alone a union. It is because of this AEU has decided to start a GoFundMe page to help the employee raise funds for his necessary legal defense. This employee should not have to lose his house because of CSEA. This is not how those in the labor movement should act.
Please help in any way possible at the following link: Go Fund Me
If you want to read the lawsuit for yourself click here: Lawsuit Documents
Please also see the attached Flyer.
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The International Labor Communications Association awards for 2018 have recently been announced and current (and former!) AEU members Hugo Jimenez and Jay Peeples were winners of first and second place awards!
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Ratification of the Vacation Tentative Agreement, attached, will be held Saturday, March 10 at:
300 S. Court
Visalia, CA 93291
Questions and answers will start at Noon, and the ballot box will be open at the conclusion of the Q&A, and close at 2pm.
If the TA passes, vacation requests will be turned in on March 15th instead of April 15th.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any bargaining team member.
Download: AEU CSEA TA Vacation Jan 10 2018.pdf
Attached is the tentative agreement for the realignment effects negotiations that occurred yesterday on October 4, 2017. If you have any questions, please ask any bargaining team member. Please attend the ratification meeting and exercise your right as an AEU member to cast your vote!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
300 South Court Street
VISALIA, CA 93291
Q & A: 12:00PM
Voting begins after Q&A and the polls will remain open till 2:00pm
Your AEU Bargaining Team recommends a YES vote on this agreement.
We look forward to seeing you in Visalia on October 29, 2017!
Download: AEU Realignmnent Effects Oct 2017.pdf
AEU would like to thank the CSEA Delegates for your continued support of the CSEA Humanitarian Fund! To help continue to build and maintain a strong fund for everyone, AEU will be conducting a raffle at CSEA conference with 100% of the proceeds benefiting CSEA’s Humanitarian Fund!
AEU Raffle Prizes:
- Keurig Travel Coffee Maker
- FitBit Charge
- Wine Basket
- Portable Charger
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Raffle Ticket Prices:
- $2 = 1 Ticket
- $5 = 3 Tickets
- $10 = 8 Tickets
Download: AEU Raffle PrizesTickets_2017_2.pdf
Good evening everyone,
Attached is the ratification meeting notice for the Successor Contract. A copy of the tentative agreement can be read under Bargaining Updates above.The meeting will be held at the Visalia Marriott on June 3rd. Details in the notice attached.Hope to see you all there!
Download: AEU Ratification Notice Successor June 2017.pdf
Attached is the agenda for our AEU Conference which will be held at CSEA Headquarters in the Boardroom, beginning at 10am on Friday May 19th.
The Conference is open to all AEU members, but release time if only provided to the Executive Board and Stewards.
Dinner will be provided for all attendees, so PLEASE RSVP to Arnold Morin, Ext 1284 or email email@example.com NO Later than Wednesday May 17th so we can have an accurate count for food.
We look forward to a great Conference this year!
Download: AEU Conference - May 2017.doc
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11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Strategic Planning Begins –Housekeeping Issues – Possible Goals of Strategic Planning
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Powerpoint: Seven Steps of a Strategic Plan
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Practicum: AEU’s “SWOT” Analysis
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Powerpoint: Identifying AEU’s Priorities
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Practicum: Goal Setting
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Powerpoint: Strategies, Tactics and Resources
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Practicum: Action Plans and Benchmarks
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Bringing Some Best Practices Forward
6:45 – 7:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and Next Steps