TALB Update: Saturday, April 30, 2022

TALB Update: Saturday, April 30, 2022

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Good Afternoon. Yesterday, the TALB & LBUSD Bargaining Teams reached a tentative agreement on contract language and compensation for the 2021-22 school year. Next steps – 

  1. The TALB Executive Board will review the proposed contract language and compensation package with the bargaining chair, Corrin Hickey, on Monday, May 2 @ 5:00 p.m. Then the TALB Executive Board will deliberate and hold an up or down vote to approve the tentative agreement (TA).
If the TALB Executive Board approves the tentative agreement.
  • Tuesday, May 3, the full tentative agreement will be sent to members. *Only Members can vote on ratification.
  • General Membership Meeting Q & A – Tuesday, May 10 from 4:30-5:30 (Tentatively @ Longfellow E.S. Auditorium)
  • Membership Vote – Wednesday, May 11 – Friday, May 13 @ 4:30 p.m.
  • Voting results will be released with the E-Update on Saturday, May 14

The team has held dozens of meetings and spent countless hours working on our contract and compensation package. Thank you!

TALB Bargaining Team
Corrin Hickey – Bargaining Chair, Lakewood HS Good Afternoon, 
Gerry Morrison – McBride HS
John Kane – Jordan HS
Julie McCall – Nelson MS
John Solomon – MacArthur ES
Kevin Quinn – Los Cerritos ES
Maritza Summers – Mann ES
Sybil Baldwin – CDC
Maria Garcia – HS


Retirement Workshop – In-Person @ TALB – May 26   4:30 to 6:30PM

May 26, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. TALB will be hosting a retirement seminar. This in-person workshop is limited to 60 members. Please RSVP with Veronica Castillo at vcastillo@talb.org

Can’t make the seminar?
There are many things to consider when retiring. Your first step is CalSTRS. Go to calstrs.com and create an account. The website has different tools to give a ball park estimate on your pension benefits. For more accurate data you need to make a “one on one” with a CalSTRS counselor.

Individual Benefits Planning Session

Explore your CalSTRS benefits and services with the help of a CalSTRS benefits specialist in a confidential, one-on-one setting.

  • Your personalized CalSTRS benefit estimates.
  • Beneficiary options and how to leave a lifetime benefit to your loved ones.
  • How to purchase service credit and what happens to your unused sick leave.
  • Concurrent retirement—retiring from more than one California public retirement system.
  • Considerations pertaining to health benefits, Medicare and Social Security.

For available session dates and times, simply call 800-228-5453 and select option 3.

When should I let the District know I’m going to retire?
Ideally, as soon as possible. We know that making the decision to retire can be hard and very personal. Some folks want to retire and go quietly in the night, with little or no fanfare. Others want to shout their retirement from their rooftops and dance! You can submit your retirement paperwork electronically to the District and not have it be publicly disclosed until after school is out for the summer. This helps the District plan for your replacement, but more importantly, it may help one of your colleagues avoid the unnecessary anxiety and stress of potentially being displaced/transferred from your school site. 


Zoom | Virtual Site Visits
  • A Virtual Site Visit invitation will be sent to individual members. Check your personal email for Zoom invitations.
  • Stephen M.S. Virtual Site Visit 5/2 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Lindbergh M.S. Virtual Site Visit 5/3 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Lafayette E.S. Virtual Site Visit 5/4 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Birney E.S. Virtual Site Visit 5/5 | 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Psychologists Forum 5/5 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Beer Club
Friday, May 27 @ 4:00 p.m.
Syncopated Brewing
3671 Industry Ave unit C1, Lakewood, CA 90712
RSVP with John Solomon at jsolomon@talb.org


Next BOE Meeting is Wednesday, May 4.  School board meetings are typically livestreamed on the LBUSD YouTube Channel.

2022 Upcoming Scheduled Meetings:

  • May 4
  • May 18
  • June 1
  • June 22

LBUSD Board & Exec Staff Contact Info


Membership Appreciation – Tacos with TALB – May 13  3:00-6:00pm


Tacos with TALB!
Thank you teachers, counselors, speech pathologists, librarians, nurses and psychologists! You make LBUSD work! Come join us for a fun afternoon of tacos, beverages and ice cream provided free by our wonderful sponsors. On Friday, May 13 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PLEASE RSVP with Veronica Castillo vcastillo@talb.org TALB is located on 4362 Atlantic Ave. 90807.

Update your Beneficiaries
The cycle of life. Every year we have a few members pass. Your TALB/CTA/NEA membership provides a survivor’s benefit up to $6,000.00. Sadly, every now and again, we have a member pass who did not update their beneficiaries. We can only issue the benefit to the individual(s) listed on your survivor’s benefit form. Life comes at you fast. Relationships change. If you have any questions about your survivor’s benefit please call the office at 562-426-6433.


CTA Conferences & Grants
For full details and to apply for a grant, go to www.CTA.org/grants.