• January 9, 2019

    Strike Support for UTLA/South Gate Middle School

    On January 14, one of the most important labor actions of the decade will begin as more than 30,000 educators in LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) go on strike for smaller class sizes, more nurses and counselors, a fair wage, and accountability for charter schools.  UTLA (United Teachers LA) and its members are committed to

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  • November 12, 2018

    Ready to Retire?

    From hire to retire, it’s never too early to plan for a secure and enjoyable retirement. From understanding your CalPERS pension to Medicare Health Plan counseling, CSEA can help. Learn more at: www.csea.com/retirement

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  • October 30, 2018

    STATEMENT: CSEA Slams Current RHCC Board Members for ‘Institutional Failure and Mismanagement’

    Rio Hondo will be facing a revenue shortfall over the next few years due to a new funding formula for all community colleges based on performance and outcome. If we continue our current course, we will lose millions of dollars almost immediately. Even by current estimates by the administration, a likely funding loss for the first year under this new formula will exceed $4 million.

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  • September 21, 2018

    Meet the CSEA Rio Hondo Community College Chapter 477 Endorsed Board of Trustees Candidates!

    Stand with classified workers and VOTE on November 6th for Garcia, Lomeli and Logas!

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  • August 17, 2018

    2017-2020 Successor Agreement Summary

    2017-2020 Successor Agreement gains: New Employee Orientation MOU Salary increases of at least 7.77% (3.06%, 3.71%, and 1% + COLA depending on the COLA for 2019-20). The salary gains for the 2014-2017 Successor Agreement amounted to 3.87%. These percentage increases will also be added onto the Anniversary Increments in Article 6.5.7. Chapter 477 succeeded in

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  • June 27, 2018

    Unattended Handgun Found on Rio Hondo College Campus

    What if you found a gun at your school? You reported it immediately to your supervisor and you find out that: The gun belongs to your supervisor (who happens to be the campus Active Shooter Trainer) and he left it unattended and unsecured!

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  • April 3, 2018

    2018 – 2019 Holiday Schedule

    The following is the holiday schedule for 2018-2019: July 4, 2018 January 1, 2019 September 3, 2018 January 21, 2019 November 12, 2018 February 15, 2019 November 22, 2018 February 18, 2019 November 23, 2018 March 25, 2019 December 24, 2018* March 26, 2019 December 25, 2018 March 27, 2019 December 26, 2018 March 28,

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  • February 15, 2018

    Janus v. AFSCME (An Attack on Unions) / Day of Action at Rio Hondo

    What is Janus v. AFSCME? Janus v. AFSCME is a United States Supreme Court case that threatens to overturn the 1977 Abood v. Detroit Board of Education case, which up-held the legality of “Agency” or “Fair Share” fees. The plaintiff is Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee, who claims that paying a fee for union

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  • February 9, 2018

    Texas AFL-CIO and The Hispanic Federation of Puerto Rico Thank CSEA Chapter 477 for Donations

    Last year, CSEA Chapter 477 members approved unanimously to donate $1000 to help union members affected by natural disasters.  The funds were distributed to AFL-CIO Hurricane Relief Fund for Houston Texas & Florida and to the Hispanic Federation of Puerto Rico & Mexico. Below are “Thank you” letters from Texas AFL-CIO and the Hispanic Federation

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  • January 11, 2018

    Governor Brown Releases 2018-2019 Budget Proposal

    Governor Jerry Brown has released his initial 2018-2019 Budget proposal for this next fiscal year. Below are highlights that affect the community colleges (retrieved from csea.com). Highlights of key Community College Budget Issues Prop 98 funding Level: Overall, the budget provides $780 million in new Proposition 98 general fund spending for the California Community Colleges

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  • January 5, 2018

    CSEA Chapter & E-Board Meetings Dates Posted

    The CSEA Chapter and Executive Board meeting dates are ready for review at the CSEA Chapter meeting on January 9th.  Below are the proposed dates for this year. Once approved they can be found at https://www.csea477.org/meeting-schedule/ If you have any questions regarding the dates or locations, please contact Yolanda Remirez.

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  • April 21, 2017

    Yolanda Ramirez Named Rio Hondo College Employee of the Year

    The first ever Classified Employee Award was granted to Yolanda Ramirez, Secretary in the Math and Science Division, by President Teresa Dreyfuss and the Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees April 12, at Rio Hondo College. The award commends a person who is a shining example of professionalism in their field of work, goes beyond

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