CSEA has nearly 800 chapters throughout the state. Local chapter officers marshal the union’s resources to make sure members have an active voice in our schools and colleges. Each chapter elects officers to serve on its executive board. Chapter officers include the president, vice president(s) and secretary (some chapters have additional elected positions). Chapters also have union stewards, site representatives, and other local representatives.
Ranging from negotiations to insurance and legislation, standing committees assist the Board of Directors in carrying out CSEA activities and programs. Appointed by the Association President, a group of member representatives from throughout the state study and make recommendations to the board on issues and activities within their committee’s scope.
CSEA Retiree Unit
The CSEA Retiree Unit represents retired classified employees and serves many vital functions. It works to protect pension benefits and advocates for retirees’ rights. It keeps CSEA members connected to their union and in touch with other retired members. And of course, it allows retirees to enjoy many of the same benefits they had as active members.
CSEA is a democratic, member-governed union, and all 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 in our schools and community colleges. Forms and information for candidates seeking election to the CSEA Board of Directors or Retiree Unit Executive Board are available online.
CSEA Structure: The Association
CSEA Structure: The Association (Publication 203) provides a detailed view into how CSEA’s organizational structure works to meet the needs of its members.