We’re your contract experts

It takes top-notch representation and resources to get a good contract. That's why CSEA has such a successful record of achieving the most for its members, in good economic times and in bad.

Training and resources

We provide a wide range of negotiations resources to our bargaining team members and chapter leaders—all designed to ensure that you get everything you deserve when your chapter goes to the bargaining table.

Each year, CSEA holds workshops throughout the state to train bargaining team members in the nuances of negotiations and organizing. Our negotiators receive regular updates on the latest trends, legal developments, and bargaining strategies – and they get direct support every step of the way from CSEA staff experts.

Staff experts

CSEA provides each of its chapters with professional staff experts who specialize in bargaining strategies, wage and benefit standards, and the legal framework for contract language.

Our Labor Relations Representatives are some of the best in the business. All CSEA Labor Reps receive immersive training in classified laws, bargaining techniques and organizing strategies. They put their knowledge to work to ensure that each chapter gets the best contract possible and that the terms of the contract are enforced to protect classified employees.

Of course, Labor Reps are supported by an array of experts. Senior Labor Relations Representatives and Field Directors work closely with them, sharing years of experience and expertise. CSEA’s Research team provides district budget analyses and detailed compensation data from around the state. Meanwhile, CSEA staff attorneys help chapters enforce bargaining rights, and our Governmental Relations office works hard to expand those rights and ensure districts receive adequate funding in the state budget.

A winning team

CSEA’s efficient network of staff experts combined with well-trained member negotiators has earned CSEA respect in the labor community and delivered results time and again for classified employees.