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TALB Executive Board Openings – Your Chance to Serve

Here’s Your Chance to Get Involved.

There are three vacancies on the TALB Executive Board.  They are:  Cabrillo Area Elementary Director; Jordan Area Elementary Director; and Millikan Secondary Director.  There is also a vacancy to represent TALB on CTA State Council.

This is a terrific opportunity for TALB members to make a difference.  Our Elections Committee will be meeting soon to develop candidacy forms, procedures and timelines for this election.

Stay tuned on TALB.org for future developments.


Supreme Court Janus Decision Announced

US Supreme Court Announces Decision in Janus v AFSCME

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 the Supreme Court announced it’s decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case.  This important case has a direct impact on you as a TALB member.  

TALB members may find more information about the decision here.

Tentative Agreement Voting Results: Yes 96.3%/No 3.7%

TALB Bargaining Update for March 30, 2018 – Tentative Agreement Voting Results

Voting for ratification of the Tentative Agreement has been completed and the results are posted below.





















Click here to download a printable copy of the voting results.


TALB Site Rep Elections for 2018-19

It’s time for TALB Site Rep Elections for 2018-19.

Now is the time for each site to hold its TALB Site Representative Elections for 2018-19.

Elections must be completed and Rep Election paperwork is due to TALB by May 31st, 2018.

Download Rep Council Election Packets 


Saturday, August 25, 2018@TRC  1299 E 32nd St., Signal Hill, CA  90755

Please RSVP your attendance at Rep Training/Council

TALB Bargaining Update – March, 2018 Tentative Agreement

TALB Bargaining Update for March, 2018 – Tentative Agreement

TALB and the District have reached a tentative agreement. 

Click here to download a printable copy of the Summary Details of Tentative Agreement Compensation & Contract Language.

Click here to download a printable copy of the complete Tentative Agreement Between Long Beach Unified School District and Teachers Association of Long Beach, K-12.

Click here to download a printable copy of Draft Traditional Calendars for FY 19-20, 20-21 and 21-22.

Calendar for Ratification:

March 21st – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. all Member Q & A meeting @ TALB Office, 4362 Atlantic Avenue, L.B.

March 26th – March 29th  Voting – Deadline to vote, Thursday, March 29th @ 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 30th – Ratification Vote Posted

School Climate & Administrator Survey Results 2017-18

School Climate & Administrator Survey Results 2017-18

Results for the School Climate and Administrator Survey are now available.

We have four administrators that have received “A” grades with an average score of 3.6 or more, making them eligible to be nominated by TALB members for the Outstanding Administrator Award.

Administrators receiving an “A” grade are:

  • Kevin Maddoz – Principal at Stevenson Elementary (3.73 average score)
  • Troy Bennett – Principal at LBSA/Beach HS (3.61 average score)
  • Kathy Cruz – Principal at Hamilton MS (3.60 average score)
  • Juan Gutierrez – Principal at Kettering ES (3.60 average score)

CLICK HERE to nominate one of these administrators for the TALB Outstanding Administrator Award

Detailed results from the School Climate & Administrator Survey are available to all TALB members.
Click on links below to view detailed survey results:

2017-18 Survey Summary

Addams Detail Survey Results
Avalon Survey Results
Barton Survey Results
Bixby Survey Results
Buffum Survey Results
Carver Survey Results
Chavez Survey Results
Cleveland Survey Results
Cubberly Survey Results
Emerson Survey Results
Franklin Survey Results
Gant Survey Results
Hamilton Survey Results
Harte Survey Results
Herrera Survey Results
Holmes Survey Results
Hudson Survey Results
Kettering Survey Results
LBSA/Beach Survey Results
Lincoln Survey Results
Lindberg Survey Results
Longfellow Survey Results
Los Cerritos Survey Results
MacArthur Survey Results
Mann Survey Results
Naples Survey Results
Powell Survey Results
Prisk Survey Results
Rogers Survey Results
Roosevelt Survey Results
Signal Hill Survey Results
Smith Survey Results
Stephens Survey Results
Stevenson Survey Results
Willard Survey Results





Results: TALB General Elections 2018

 TALB Election Results Are In 

Results of the TALB General Election voting are posted below.
Thank you to all candidates who participated.

TALB Bargaining Update – January, 2018

TALB Bargaining Update for January, 2018

On January 11th, the District and TALB Negotiation teams met.  Proposals were exchanged on Article VII Leaves of Absence, K-12 Appendix F and CDC/Head Start Appendix E, Article VIII Transfers, Article V Days and Hours of Employment, Article XVIII Terms of Agreement and Appendix B.

A District financial report will be presented at our next meeting on February 1, 2018.

TALB Bargaining Team Members are:

  • Corrin Hickey, Lakewood HS, Bargaining Chair
  • Chris Kelly, MacArthur ES
  • Kevin Quinn, Edison ES
  • Marc Ennen, Newcomb K-8
  • Maritza Summers, Mann ES
  • Gerry Morrison, McBride HS
  • Donna Gerren, Roosevelt ES and Herrera ES
  • Sybil Baldwin, CDC
  • Maria Garcia, Head Start

Insurance PPO & HMO Carrier Changes Effective July 1, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018 Aetna® will become your health insurance carrier.

Of utmost importance in making the decision to move to Aetna was little or no provider disruption.  The major doctor groups of Alamitos, AppleCare, Brookshire, Cedars Sinai, Good Samaritan, Harriman Jones, HealthCare Partners, Hoad, Lakeside, Lakewood, Long Beach Memorial, Memorial Care, Orange Coast Memorial, PrimeCare, Prospect, Regal, Riverside, St. Joseph, St. Mary, Torrance, UC Irvine, and UCLA, among many others, are fully in Aetna’s network.

To confirm your doctor or medical group is covered, you may access Aetna’s Find a Doctor applications as follows:

  1. Enter www.aetna.com into your browser.
  2. Click on “Find A Doctor” in the top banner bar.
  3. Under the section heading middle right “Not A Member Yet?” choose “Plan from an employer”
  4. In “Search for” enter the physician’s name, or other search criteria, and the city or zip code.  Click “Search”
  5. Next, there will be a pop-up box requesting you to “choose an Aetna plan.”  Click on the down arrow on the right side of the box.

For the HMO: scroll down to “Aetna Standard Plans” and click on “HMO” (the fourth item).
For the PPO, scroll down to “Aetna Open Access Plans” and click on “Aetna Choice POS II (Open Access)” (the second item)
Click “Continue.  The next screen will indicate whether your doctor is within network.


CalSTRS Contribution Rates – AB1469/SB864

CalSTRS Contribution Rates AB1469/SB864

Meeting its constitutional obligation, the State legislature passed the 2014-15 State Budget on June 15, 2014. As was stated in the May revision, the 2014-15 State Budget contains provisions to address the CalSTRS unfunded liability in Assembly Bill 1469 that was signed into law by the Governor on June 24, 2014. The final legislation differs in several ways from what was proposed in the May revision. The overview of the changes include:

1) a lower initial employer contribution to reflect the concerns expressed by management groups;

2) a periodic review of the CalSTRS Defined Benefit funding status on or before July 1, 2019, and every 5 years moving forward

3) an ability for the CalSTRS Board to increase or decrease the employer and State contribution (see details below).


Fiscal Year State Contribution Employer Contribution Employee

(2% @ 60)


(2% @ 62)

2014-15 3.45% 8.88% 8.15% 8.15%
2015-16 4.89% 10.73% 9.20% 8.56%
2016-17 6.33% 12.58% 10.25% 9.205%
2017-18 6.33% 14.43% 10.25% 9.205%
2018-19 6.33% 16.28% 10.25% 9.205%
2019-20 6.33% 18.13% 10.25% 9.205%
2020-21 6.33% 19.10% 10.25% 9.205%

The 2014-15 State Budget provides a plan to fully fund the CalSTRS Defined Benefit Program by July 1, 2046, that is based on shared responsibility among all parties with increased contributions from the State, the employers, and the employees.