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CEMA WINS ANOTHER GRIEVANCE AGAINST THE SAME EXEC CEMA Dues Vote Passes! CEMA WINS REINSTATEMENT SEIU 521 Reaches Tentative Agreement
CEMA WINS ANOTHER GRIEVANCE AGAINST THE SAME EXEC Once again, CEMA went to bat for an employee who was being bullied by a VMC executive manager
CEMA Dues Vote Passes! Many thanks to you all for your continued support of CEMA
CEMA WINS REINSTATEMENT CEMA prevailed in a protracted battled with one hospital executive to dismiss a CEMA employee! 
SEIU 521 Reaches Tentative Agreement

SEIU and the County Appear to Have Reached an Agreement

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South Bay Labor Council Listens to CEMA

The South Bay Labor Council heard CEMA’s voice regarding the upcoming judge’s race.  Click the link to read the daily fetch:

the daily fetch

Pension Terminology Explained

Read this informative article from the Costa Mesa Pension Oversight Committee.  Committee members provide  Full Story

County Settles with CEMA Nurses Over Pay Increase

The County has settled the grievance filed by CEMA.

 Full Story

MSNBC Special on How Unions Benefit the Middle Class

Check out this story on how unions benefit all Americans, not just union members.
 Full Story

Read the CalPERS Preliminary Summary on Pensions

Click on the link below to understand the affects of the upcoming pension reform  Full Story

SUPERVISOR SHIRAKAWA RESIGNS!

Read the Supervisor’s statement of resignation.

STATEMENT FROM GEORGE SHIRAKAWA

Fix the Proposition 13 Commercial Property Loophole

Education, public safety, infrastructure, courts, libraries, and social services in California have been slashed year after year since 1978,  Full Story

Cindy Chavez wins Santa Clara District 2 Race

District 2 voters chose more seasoned politician Cindy Chavez over newcomer Teresa Alvarado.  Full Story

Potential New Affront on Your Earned Pension!

Please   click the link   below and become aware of this attach; advocate for yourself and fellow public employees.

Beyond Chron Forum

 

CalPERS Elections Are Here!

Check out the CEMA PAC webpage for more info:  CalPERS Election Info

Employee Assistance Program

Read the latest EAP Newsletter

EAPSentryFall2013

South Bay Labor Council (SBLC) Delgate Meeting

Read about the December 16th meeting and what transpired!  Full Story

Chuck Reed Pension Initiative Clears Attorney General

Mayor Chuck Reed’s statewide initiative has cleared the Attorney General’s Office and is ready for signature gathering.
CEMA has joined a statewide coalition to fight this initiative.  We will be alerting you to activities and resources you can use in your community to oppose the initiative.

Huff Post Comes Out Against Reed’s Measure

Read what the real cost of Chuck Reed’s pension scheme will cost public entities!

Huff Post

Recent Polling Results Show Lack of Support for Reed’s Measure

Check out the recent polling results from the GarinHartYang Group  Full Story

Fair Shake for CA’s Middle Class-Pension Reform Updates

Check out important information and facts. Dave Low, Chair of Californian’s for Retirement Security, posts numerous articles of great importance.

Protect Retirement Security

Stop Blaming Public Employee Pensions

Read this editorial on why it’s unfair to blame public employees for California’s woes.

Buddy Magor, Peace Officer’s Research Assoc. of CA

IMPORTANT CEMA SITE MEETINGS

Don’t miss one of these important sessions!

2014 Site Meetings

Funding Pensions vs. Funding Corporate Tax Breaks

People say they can’t afford DB pensions, but what’s the cost of corporate tax breaks to, “…keep them from leaving…”?

WONKBLOG

TWO UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENTS

Click the link below to find out about the PD luncheon with Board President, Mike Wassterman, and County Executive, Jeff Smith.

PD Luncheon with Mike Wasserman

SFGate Article on Reed’s Attempt to Redefine the American Dream

Read the article written by David Rist, Cal Berkeley Environmental Scientist.

SFGate

Dues Vote Information

Read the attached information in preparation for the dues vote at your site.  Full Story

Judge Lucas has issued a final ruling in the challenges to San Jose’s pension measure, “Measure B.”

This follows her “tentative decision” which was issued last December and is the result of objections and requests for modification to the tentative decision.   Full Story

Women and Retirement Disconnect

Read the HuffPost Pension blog by Karen Friedman  Full Story

Free Passes to the Silicon Valley Contemporary Air Fair

SCCLD is a “participating institution” for the  Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair.

 Full Story

 

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Welcome New November & December Members;

  • Maroun Akiel -- Sheriff's
  • Peter Castro III -- SSA
  • Chris Cheung -- Public Health
  • Meng (Wesley) Chong -- Sheriff's
  • Jacqueline Esquivel-Rodriguez -- VMC
  • Pamella Florence -- Custody Health
  • Derek Frazier -- Correction's
  • Christopher Huynh -- SSA
  • Nitu Jain -- Assessor's
  • April Kihara -- Mental Health
  • Shu-Jen Lin -- SSA
  • Lorena Madrid -- County Executive
  • Lan Nguyen -- Mental Health
  • Bagla Ranjan -- SSA
  • Cheryl Schneider -- Assessor's
  • Lisa Smith -- VMC
  • Ryan Tapia -- VHP
  • Chitra Venkatesh -- VMC

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