Teachers, Nurses, Speech Pathologists and Librarians Endorse Doug Otto and Erik Miller Long Beach School Board
For Immediate Release
Long Beach, California: On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Teachers Association of Long Beach, which includes teachers, nurses, speech pathologists and librarians, voted overwhelmingly to endorse Erik Miller for school board in Area 4 and Doug Otto in school board Area 2. Both seats are being vacated by retiring board members Jon Meyer and Felton Williams.
“Filling Jon Meyer’s shoes will be no easy task; however, Mr. Otto has a long history of advocating for our communities. Whether it be his tireless work at Long Beach Community College or the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. His steady leadership is just what LBUSD needs as we deal with the prospect of hiring a new superintendent and declining enrollment,” said Barry Welsch, President of the Teachers Association of Long Beach. Added Welsch, “Again, losing Mr. Williams experience and commitment to serving our students will be a great loss, but we are very fortunate that Mr. Miller, a former LBUSD student, long standing Long Beach resident and leader, has chosen to run for school board Area 2. Times are changing in Long Beach, but these two candidates demonstrate what we need to continue the hard earned accomplishments in LBUSD.”
The School Board election is scheduled for March 3, 2020. TALB Represents 3,700 teachers, nurses, speech pathologists, and librarians.
Chris Callopy at 562-426-6433 or email@example.com
Teachers Association of Long Beach
4362 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
TALB Bargaining Update for March 15, 2019 – Tentative Agreement Voting Results
Voting for ratification of the Tentative Agreement has been completed and the results are posted below.
K-12 Results: Yes 1538 (97.1%) Ratified
No 46 (2.9%)
CDC – Head Start: Yes 87 (97.8%) Ratified
No 2 (2.2%)
If the Tentative Agreement is approved by the District’s Board of Education. The 2% retroactive pay will be included in the May pay date. In October, the 1% increase off schedule will be paid. Specific dates will be provided in April.
The TALB Bargaining Team thanks all of the membership for their continued support.
Bargaining Chair: Corrin Hickey – Lakewood H.S., Bargaining Members: Mark Ennen – Newcomb K-8, Donna Gerren – Roosevelt E.S. & Herrera E.S., Gerry Morrison – McBride HS, Maritza Summers – Mann E.S., Kevin Quinn – Edison E.S., John Solomon – MacArthur E.S., Sybil Baldwin – CDC, Maria Garcia – Head Start.
Click here to download a printable copy of the voting results.
TALB Election Results Are In!
Results of the 2019 TALB General Election voting are posted below.
Thank you to all candidates who participated.
Feeling the Blues? Get Support for Difficult Times with EASE.
With all the stresses in our lives today it is easy to understand how we may become strained and overcome with anxiety. Often when feeling this way, it is difficult to know who to turn to for assistance.
A little-known benefit we have as educational employees in Los Angeles County is the Employee Assistance Service for Education Program.
EASE is a leading regional service that provides district staff and their families with the opportunity to assess and resolve their difficulties with the assistance of a professional counselor through an assessment and brief counseling service. EASE offers high quality, confidential assistance in:
- Personal and family problems
- Job-related issues
- Substance abuse
- Grief, loss and traumatic incidents
- Worksite and phone consultations
All calls and consultations with EASE are confidential and will not be reported to the district, your school, or the Association.
There is no reason to suffer in silence. If you feel you need assistance please take advantage of this very important benefit by calling (800) 882-1341. A confidential counselor will be available to take your call. More information is available online at www.lacoe.edu
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.
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).
(2% @ 60)
(2% @ 62)
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.