Calbright Ratifies First Contract with California School Employees Association

College to Join CSEA Chapter 53 Representing Classified Employees

MARCH 24, 2023, SACRAMENTO, CA – At the March 21 Calbright College Board of Trustees meeting, the College ratified its first contract with the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 53, creating an organized labor union agreement for classified employees. This agreement, reached through an extensive and cooperative negotiation process, is the inaugural contract with CSEA and the second ratified labor agreement since the College’s inception in 2019. At present, the College is in contract with all chapters of its labor partners.

“From the very beginning, our goal was to ensure that classified employees would have a meaningful voice at Calbright, helping to contribute to the fulfillment of the College’s mission, and vision,” said Anya Elder, CSEA Chapter 53 president and strategic initiatives specialist at Calbright College. “Together, we created a contract that establishes baseline working conditions by providing classified employees with the critical protections, tools, and wage increases that support the passion they bring to our urgent work on a daily basis.”

In May of 2022, the Calbright College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the College’s collective bargaining agreement with the Calbright Faculty Association (CFA) – the first in the College’s history –  the institution’s local chapter (1485) of the California Teachers Association. This week’s CSEA contract is yet another example of Calbright’s institutional development and commitment to organized labor, nurturing a supportive workplace culture, and fair representation.

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