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Donna Snodgrass for CalPERS board

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by newspaper editor    2 Comment(s)  1 Likes Like Dislike

CSEA Vice President Donna Snodgrass will do the best job representing the interests of state retirees on the CalPERS Board of Administration, the CSEA Retirees Board of Directors decided at its meeting in Burlingame Feb. 11. [Read More...]

Does your chapter need delegates for Delegate Assembly in August?

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  2 Likes Like Dislike

Members in good standing who want to serve as delegates at the CSEA Retirees Delegate Assembly should contact their chapter president to see if there are openings.
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Is your chapter worthy of award for excellence?

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Each of the 25 chapters within CSEA Retirees, Inc. has different strengths, styles and goals for their chapter members.

But certain standards of excellence are recognized within all chapters throughout California.

The concept of the Distinguished Chapter of the Year was adopted last November by the CSEA Retirees, Inc. Board of Directors. Board members agreed that effective nonprofit organizations recognize the achievements of their members and organizational units. Without recognition, individuals and chapters will not see standards of excellence and thus will not be able to strive toward those goals.
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Brown's countdown, Day 64: Governor, GOP talk through weekend

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  1 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento Bee March 14, 2011

If things had gone according to plan, Gov. Jerry Brown might be on the campaign trail asking voters to support tax extensions to balance the state budget.

Instead, the Democratic governor spent the weekend negotiating with Republican lawmakers to place his tax package on the ballot in exchange for long-term changes on pensions, spending growth and state regulations. [Read More...]

CSEA scholarship apps are due April 29

Posted Mar 14, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  3 Likes Like Dislike

The grandchildren, dependents and spouses of CSEA members have until April 29 to submit scholarship applications to the CSEA Foundation.

Scholarship applications may be obtained by calling Gae Van Wagoner at (916) 326-4228 or they can be downloaded by going to the CSEA Web site.

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California lawmakers dismissive of aggressive pension rollback

Posted Mar 03, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Lawmakers on Wednesday reacted skeptically to a controversial new proposal to lower public employee pensions throughout state and local government.

"Frankly, I just don't see this happening," said Sen. Alex Padilla during a joint meeting of Assembly and Senate committees that oversee public employee compensation.

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WSJ/NBC poll: Strong Support for Bargaining Rights

Posted Mar 03, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  -1 Likes Like Dislike

Americans strongly oppose efforts to strip unionized government workers of their rights to collectively bargain, even as they want public employees to contribute more money to their retirement and health-care benefits, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows. [Read More...]

GOP in California tax talks

Posted Mar 03, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  2 Likes Like Dislike

In what could become a turning point in Gov. Jerry Brown's effort to close California's $26.6 billion deficit, a group of Republican state senators may support the Democratic governor's plan to ask voters for extended tax increases, in exchange for concessions, people familiar with the matter said. [Read More...]

2011 CalPERS Special Election Candidates' Forum

Posted Feb 04, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  1 Likes Like Dislike

PERSWatch will sponsor a “CalPERS Candidates’ Forum,” moderated by the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The forum will take place in the CalPERS Auditorium, Lincoln Plaza North, 400 P Street, Sacramento, California.

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Group aims to end collective bargaining for public employees

Posted Feb 02, 2011 by newspaper editor    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento Bee

A Santa Barbara-based organization that wants to end union representation of California government employees has revved up its campaign contribution collection machinery for a run at putting the idea to a statewide vote.

Although Secretary of State records indicate that Californians for Public Union Reform hasn't reported that it has taken in any money yet -- it just filed with the state last week -- it is positioning itself to accept contributions with an aim toward putting an initiative on the ballot next year.

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