Nov 28 @ 4:30pm – Pre-K to 12 Rep Council Meeting

Nov 28 @ 4:30pm – Pre-K to 12 Rep Council Meeting

TALB Pre-K-12 Representative Council Meetings

All Pre-K-12 Rep. Council meetings are being held at the TRC (1299 E 32nd St, Signal Hill, CA 90755) 

Start time is at 4:30. Pizza and light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the meeting. 

Next Meeting of the TALB PRE-K-12 Rep Council is Tuesday, November 28th.

2023-24 Rep Council Meeting Schedule

September 26, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
October 24, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
November 28, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
January 23, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
February 27, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
March 26, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
April 23, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.
May 28, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.

Dec 5 – Wear RED to Support Your Bargaining Team

Dec 5 – Wear RED to Support Your Bargaining Team

On Tuesday, December 5th – Wear RED for Ed!

Upcoming Negotiations Dates Are
Monday, November 27, 2023
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Monday, December 18, 2023
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Monday, February 26, 2024


TALB Bargaining Team
Corrin Hickey, Lakewood HS
Kevin Quinn, Los Cerritos ES
John Solomon, MacArthur ES
Maritza Summers, Mann ES
Juliane McCall, Nelson MS
Christine Gibson, RN, Franklin MS
Kennedy Dixon, Cubberley K-8
Maria Garcia, Head Start
Allinette Dean-Richardson, CDC
Chris Callopy, TALB

LBUSD Bargaining Team
Kelly An, Assistant Superintendent, HRS
Steve Andelson, AALRR
Joy Dowell, Employee Relations
Sarah Forrester, CDC
Maria Harris, Head Start
Dawn Lomeli, Keller MS
Caroline Nemec, Lincoln ES
Steve Rockenbach, Employee Relations
Erin Simon, Assistant Superintendent, OSS
Wayne Strumpfer, Superintendent of Schools Office, LBUSD
Yumi Takahashi, CBFO, LBUSD


What is Red For Ed? 

When we think about the promise of education today, we see the future leaders of our nation and the qualified educators who reach, teach and inspire them. We see classrooms with modern tools that help students prepare to make an impact on the world. We see students getting the support they need to thrive and educators having the support they need to serve.

Red For Ed is a movement of educators who will put everything on the line to make this dream a reality for every student, regardless of zip code. 

We see progress and hope.

But we also see budgets being cut, overcrowded classrooms and outdated materials. We see educators working around the clock to make a difference in the lives of their students and standing up to lawmakers to ask for better pay and school funding. We’re raising our voices together for our students, for our schools and for ourselves as educators.

Did you know? 1 out of 5 educators must take another job to make ends meet. 71% of people think teachers are not paid enough. 16% less funding goes to districts with the highest poverty.

That’s why we wear Red for Ed. Our movement is committed to: 

Fighting for Our Students

Budget cuts and underfunding have made it harder for educators to prepare their students. Our students deserve better, and so do we. That’s why we push public officials to make funding decisions that better account for school needs.

Upholding Our Value

Students benefit from educators who know them by name, know their community and have a say in the policies that govern their schools. We must ensure that talented educators can afford to stay in the profession they love.

Advocating for Change

TALB / CTA / NEA gives educators a voice to advocate for the better pay, benefits and working conditions that have long been ignored. We deserve, and have earned, pay and benefits that match our expertise, education and professional experience.



Dec 6 @ 5pm – LBUSD Board of Education Meeting

Dec 6 @ 5pm – LBUSD Board of Education Meeting

Long Beach Board of Education Meeting Schedule

Regular Long Beach Board of Education meetings are usually held at 5 p.m. in the Long Beach Unified School District Administration Building, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach.

Agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance in the lobby of the Administration Building. Board of Education meetings are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:

School board meetings are typically live-streamed on the LBUSD YouTube Channel.

Scheduled Meetings: 2023-24

  • June 28
  • July 26 (Workshop)
  • August 9 (Workshop)
  • September 6
  • September 20 (Workshop)
  • October 4
  • October 18 (Workshop)
  • November 1
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • December 8* (Friday)
  • December 20
2024 Scheduled Meetings:
  • January 17
  • February 7
  • February 20-21 (Workshop)
  • February 21
  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15
  • June 5
  • June 18 (Tuesday)

Would you like your voice to be heard at the upcoming Board of Education meeting during public comments?
Here’s How:

The Board of Education values public input and encourages members of the public to make public comments during its meetings. Any member of the public wishing to address the board may approach the microphone when called upon.

Addressing the Board Regarding Agenda Items
You may address the Board on agenda items, before action is taken, by filing a written request with the assistant secretary (forms are available near the entrance prior to the meeting). Persons will be allowed to speak in the order in which the requests are received.

Addressing the Board Regarding Items Not on the Agenda
If you request to speak about a matter of school district business not on the agenda, you will be invited to make your remarks during the “Public Testimony on Items Not Listed on Agenda” portion of the agenda. Limited discussion may take place on the part of the Board of Education on an item which has not received public notice by being listed on the agenda. However, after receiving public testimony, any member of the Board may recommend placing such item(s) on the agenda of a future meeting or refer the item(s) to staff for a report.

When You Are Recognized to Speak
Please step to the microphone, state your name and address for the record, and direct your remarks to the chair. Remarks by persons addressing the Board of Education shall be limited to three (3) minutes per person for agenda items (30 minutes total) and three (3) minutes for non-agenda items (30 minutes total), unless the Board agrees to extend the time. Charges or complaints against individual employees should be submitted as a personnel complaint with Human Resource Services in writing so that complaints may be heard in closed session in conformity with the Brown Act. Remarks by any person addressing the Board which denigrate the religious, racial or personal characteristics of any person are discouraged.  Please remember that young children often watch these board meetings, so we invite commenters to use language that is suitable for young children.

Available for Public Review
Agenda and minutes of previous meetings are available on the LBUSD website or at the Board of Education office.

Placing an Item on the Agenda
You may place matters directly related to school district business on the agenda by filing a request form, available from the assistant secretary of the Board of Education. Please include available back-up material. The Superintendent or designee will determine whether the matter is directly related to school district business. Written requests must be received at least 10 working days prior to the meeting date.

Dec 5 @ 4:30pm – CTA Virtual Retirement Workshop

Dec 5 @ 4:30pm – CTA Virtual Retirement Workshop

CTA Virtual Retirement Workshops

Presented via WebEx

You’re never too young or old to learn about your CalSTRS benefits, programs, and services. There will be materials and discussion of the CalsTRS retirement benefit formula, options, Defined Benefit Supplemental program, survivor benefits, legislative changes, and Social Security Offsets.

Topics Include

  • STRS- Overview of the System and How it Works
  • Social Security – Effects on CalSTRS Members

All workshops are from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Registration is limited to 300 participants for each workshop. If you get a message that the workshop is full, please select a different date.

Workshop Dates

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Thursday, April 4, 2024


Dec 12 @ 1:00pm – TALB Exec Board Meeting

Dec 12 @ 1:00pm – TALB Exec Board Meeting

TALB Executive Board Meetings

The TALB Executive Board meets monthly at the TALB Offices

The next  Board Meeting will be December 12 at 1:00 pm

2023-24  Meeting Dates

September 12, 2023 @ 1:00pm

October 10, 2023 @ 1:00pm

November 14, 2023 @ 1:00pm

December 12, 2023 @ 1:00pm

January 9, 2024 @ 1:00pm

February 13, 2024 @ 1:00pm

March 12, 2024 @ 1:00pm

April 9, 2024 @ 1:00pm

May 14, 2024 @ 1:00pm

June 11, 2024 @ 1:00pm


Dec 13 @ 5-6:30pm – Organizing Your School Site

Dec 13 @ 5-6:30pm – Organizing Your School Site

Organizing Your School Site Training

Unions: It’s about “we”, not “me”.
Have you put the YOU in UNION?

Active members are the backbone of our TALB organization. Learn how to organize TALB members at your site (school) at this important training program.

Topics to be covered:

  1. Site Rosters
  2. Bulletin Boards
  3. Labor/Management Meetings
  4. Email & Social Media
  5. Q&A

Organizing Your School Site Training 2023-24 Schedule
All trainings take place at TALB Offices from 5:00 to 6:30pm

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

TALB Offices are located at 4362 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

Please RSVP your attendance here



Jan 8 @ 4:45-5:45pm – REAC Committee Meeting

Jan 8 @ 4:45-5:45pm – REAC Committee Meeting

TALB REAC Committee Meetings

What is REAC? The Racial Equity Affairs Committee (REAC) monitors BIPOC representation within TALB and provides BIPOC input on TALB membership programs and policies.
What is BIPOC? Black, Indigenous, (and) People of Color
Rosa Palacios – Minority-A-Large – TALB Executive Board Member

Committee Meetings:  First Mondays of the Month
4:45 to 5:45pm at the TALB Office

January 8, 2024
February 5, 2024
March 4, 2024
April 8, 2024
May 6, 2024

If you have ideas on how to motivate and encourage more participation from our REAC-BIPOC members, come join us!

We want to hear from you!