Advantages to Joining CSEA

With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
— Clarence Darrow, The Railroad Trainman, Nov. 1909

These are some of the great advantages you get when you join the CSEA:

  • POWER — Management understands strength. The more members in our chapter, the more influence we have to improve our contract and working conditions. CSEA's greatest asset is you.

  • A VOICE — Your wages and benefits are important to you. Join today so you can vote on contract proposals and settlements, chapter officers, conference delegates, and chapter dues.

  • POLITICAL CLOUT — In just the past year alone, CSEA won the largest pension increase in the history of CalPERS, the biggest education budget in recent memory, and the appointment of the first classified professional (CSEA leader Leslie Wang) to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.

  • LEGAL PROTECTION — You get expert, on-the-job legal representation at labor board hearings and in court, as well as FREE legal advice on personal matters and FREE estate planning and small claims court workshops.