Dec 15 – CalSTRS Retirement Seminar – Fully Booked

Dec 15 – CalSTRS Retirement Seminar – Fully Booked

Thursday, December 15, 2022
CalSTRS Retirement Seminar

This Seminar is Fully Booked – stay tuned for future seminars

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time:  4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where:  TALB Offices –   4362 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach

Whether you are ready now or might be in a full years, being fully apprised of your retirement benefits is critical.

Have you checked in on your CalSTRS account? Whether you are brand new or counting down the days, planning for retirement is critical. A simple first step is to create an account with CalSTRS – click here. Once you’ve created an account you can access –

  1. Account Balances
  2. Benefit Planning
  3. Manage Beneficiary
  4. Retirement Progress Reports
  5. 403b Compare


Sat. Jan 14 @ 9:30 am: TALB at the MLK Day Parade

Sat. Jan 14 @ 9:30 am: TALB at the MLK Day Parade

Join Team TALB to Celebrate Our Rights and Heritage.

Long Beach Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Saturday, January 14th at 9:30am

It’s important for all teachers, nurses, librarians, and SLPs to come together and be visible in our community. Plan to walk at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade with your colleagues to demonstrate our support for the human and civil rights of all people. This also encourages public support for us as educators.

We will be meeting at our parade assignment location on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 9:30am.

RSVP to let us know you will join in and to receive location instructions


Mar 1-Mar 10: VOTE! TALB General Elections 2023

Mar 1-Mar 10:  VOTE! TALB General Elections 2023

Announcement of TALB General Elections 2023
March 1 through March 10, 2023

Upcoming TALB Elections will be held for important positions in TALB:

TALB Officers including

  • President
  • Vice-President

TALB Executive Board Area Directors for:

  • Cabrillo Secondary Director
  • CDC-Head Start Director
    Nominations open to all CDC/Head Start Members
  • Jordan Area Elementary Director
  • Lakewood Area Secondary Director
  • Millikan Area Secondary Director
  • Minority-at-Large (Fill remaining term through June 17, 2024)
    Nominations open to all TALB members who are American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American or Hispanic
  • Poly Area Elementary Director
  • Wilson Area Elementary Director
    Nominations are open to TALB members who work in each area.

The term for each TALB office is from June 19, 2023 to June 16, 2025

Elections will also be held for the following:

1 CTA State Council Representative
Nominations are open to all TALB members.  (Fill remaining term through 2025)

2 CTA State Council Representatives
Nominations are open to all TALB members. The term for each CTA State Council Representative is 2023-2026.

18 Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly in Orlando, FL  Nominations are open to all TALB members to serve a single term for 2023.  The term for each NEA Representative is July 2 – July 6, 2023

Candidacy declaration forms and election materials will be available on the website at a date/time to be announced

SPEAK OUT: Contact the BOE – Write+CALL+Email! Contact Info Here

Attention TALB Members, Community Members, Parents and Students.

The Board of Education and Executive Staff need to hear from you
Write – CALL – Email.

To send physical, snail mail.

1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

CALL + EMAIL . . . and/or FAX!

Board of Education, LBUSD please cc Executive Staff when you email the BOE

Dr. Juan Benitez, District 3 – 562-997-8240

Megan Kerr, District 1– Vice President – 562-997-8240

Erik Miller, District 2 – 562-997-8240

Douglas Otto, District 4 – Member – 562-997-8240

Diana Craighead, District 5 – 562-997-8240

Executive Staff  – LBUSD

Dr. Jill Baker,  (562) 997-8242  Fax (562) 997-8280 

Dr. Tiffany Brown, Deputy (562) 997-8465 Fax (562) 997-8282 

David Zaid, Assistant Superintendent, HRS, LBUSD – (562) 997-8258 Fax (562) 997-8300

Dr. Jay Camerino, Assistant Superintendent, High Schools, (562) 997-8115  Fax (562) 997-8286 

Dr. Christopher Lund, Assistant Superintendent, Middle Schools & K-8, (562) 997-8100  Fax (562) 997-8282 

Brian Moskovitz, Assistant Superintendent, Early Learning & Elementary Schools, (562) 997-8247 Fax (562) 997-8285

Dr. Kristi Kahl, Assistant Superintendent, OCIPD, (562) 997-8025

Chris Brown, Assistant Superintendent, Research & School Improvement Office, (562) 997-8143 

Dr. Erin Simon, Assistant Superintendent, Office of School Support Services, (562) 997-8644  Fax (562) 997-8290

Steve Rockenbach, Direct of Employee Relations & Ethics, (562) 997-8220  Fax (562) 997-8283 

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

To send a comment in to be read by the Board of Education secretary, Leticia Rodriguez, at the next school board meeting. Type up a quick comment. Read it aloud and time yourself. Your comments must be under 3 minutes (and maybe under two minutes if they cut public comment time) – that’s all the time you’ll get – once the timer goes off, Leticia will stop reading it. 

Typically there are two opportunities to address the Board of Education.
1) You can make public comment on items listed on the agenda: reopening of school, online instruction, etc.
2) You can make public comment on items that are not listed on the agenda = Budget priorities, Framework for Reconciliation in Long Beach Unified, Superintendent pay raise, Reopening of schools, Promotions, etc.

If you want your comments to be read aloud during the public session of the Board of Education meeting, send an email to

If you want your comments to be read aloud during the closed session of the Board of Education meeting, send an email to


TALB Bargaining Update: Negotiations 2022-23

TALB Bargaining Update: Negotiations 2022-23

TALB Bargaining Update:
Negotiations 2022-23

On Thursday, August 18, 2022 the TALB Executive Board approved the bargaining team per S.R. 12.2. The team is now reading the bargaining survey data and crafting proposals. If your site TALB Rep. attended the annual Rep. Council meeting and training on Saturday, August 20 they have a copy of the bargaining survey results. If you would like a copy of the survey results reach out to your TALB Executive Board member.
Timelines (Tentative)
Bargaining Team brings proposals to the TALB Executive Board on September 13, 2022.
If approved, the proposals will be sent to the TALB Representative Council meeting on September 27, 2022.
If approved, the proposals will be sent to the LBUSD Board of Education. These proposals are “sunshine” in a Board of Education agenda. The public can view these proposals and may make comment in open session during a Board of Education meeting. In addition, the LBUSD Board of Education has to “sunshine” their own proposals to TALB.
Ideally, the proposals will be completed and “sunshine” by the end of October at the latest, so that the bargaining teams can come together to start negotiating in early November.
Your Bargaining Team: 
Corrin Hickey, Bargaining Chair, Lakewood H.S.
Gerry Morrison, McBride H.S.
Maria Garcia, Head Start
Julie McCall, Nelson M.S.
Sybil Baldwin, CDC
Maritza Summers, Mann E.S.
John Solomon, MacArthur E.S.
John Kane, Jordan H.S.

2.5% Off-Schedule Payment Date Tentatively Set for Sept 9

2.5% Off-Schedule Payment Date Tentatively Set for Sept 9

2.5% Off-Schedule Payment Date Tentatively Set for Sept 9

The 2.5% off schedule payment is tentatively scheduled to be paid on Friday, September 9. The District is “testing” the system to ensure accuracy. Remember, this is a 2.5% off schedule salary payment, in addition, hourly assignments, stipends, training etc. from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

TALB Member Update Archives – 2022-23 School Year







TALB Member Update Archives – 2022-23 School Year

Saturday, October 1st, COVID Leave Extended & more

Friday, Sept 9th Update. Extreme Weather – What You Can Do Now

Friday, August 26th Update.  Exec Board Sets Course for 22-23 | Bargaining Team Approved

Friday,  August 12th Update.  Site Rep Training | 2.5% Off Schedule Payment

Friday, July 29th Update.   Site Rep Training


Connect With EASE: Employee Assistance Service for Education

EASE Can Help During Difficult Times

Let’s face it, this is a time unlike any other that most of us have faced.  If you are struggling with family troubles, emotional distress, job stress, anxiety, drug/alcohol use, grief, loss, life transition issues and more reach out to EASE.

Professional counselors are ready to help at no cost to you.  Call the EASE Hotline 24/7 for assistance at 800-882-1341

All TALB members are eligible to reach out to EASE for free confidential professional help for district employees and family members.

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
  • Stress
  • 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 on-line at