Earlier this week, Retiree Organizer, Drew Phelan got the chance to visit our Council 400 Chapter out in Torrington for their Annual Luncheon. Good thing she got to the UCONN Extension Building early—boy was the room packed! Special thanks to Freund’s Farm Market for catering a delicious farm-grown meal for us to enjoy while we discuss issues pertaining to retirees.
Chapter 414 is very lucky to have dedicated leadership from George, Peaches and Karen pictured below. From keeping our members informed and engaged to coordinating fun social events like this—thank you for all you do!
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019 – 12:00 PM TO 4:30 PM
At The Farmington Club
162 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT
LUNCH BUFFET – ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Fried Pepper & Onions,
Baked Beans, Salads (Egg, Potato, Toss), Sauerkraut, Beverage, & Sundae Bar.
• OPEN BAR (Beer & Wine – 12:30-3:30 PM)
Basketball *, Horseshoes *, Tennis *, Volley Ball *, Swimming, Softball (Bring Gloves), Shuffle Board, Bingo, Egg Toss, Pool Relays, Plenty of Games, and a Playground for Kids.
*Friendly competition among the P-4 Chapters AND Gifts for the KIDS!
MEMBER: $32.00 ** until July 8, 2019 Thereafter – $42.00 GUEST: $42.00.
** All CHAPTERS are Encouraged to give an Additional $5.00 (minimum) REBATE.**
NOTE : Picnic Cost Could Be $42 (Total Cost) – $10 (Council Rebate) = $32.00 – $5 (Chapter Rebate) = $27.00.
CHILDREN: Ages 6 & under-Free; (Please Note) Ages 7-10 – $12.00 Ages 11-20 – $37.00.
TICKETS can be PURCHASED from P-4 Council Officers, Stewards and CSEA Headquarters. NOTE: P-4 Contract allows 1/2 day off to attend the Picnic.
CHECK PAYABLE TO CSEA, P-4 COUNCIL
Any Questions Or Ticket Purchases, Please Contact:
When Durham School Services became the school transportation contractor last year, they refused to honor the existing contract that had been negotiated by a previous contractor and instead proposed deep
cuts to planned raises and other benefits. CSEA members stood their ground and demanded that Durham pay every cent that was promised to them. After 7 months of fruitless negotiations the drivers and monitors voted overwhelmingly to strike. Drivers and monitors held an informational picket at their bus yard with plans to begin striking days later.
After two long days of bargaining, CSEA signed a tentative agreement with Durham School Services that guarantees the wages promised in the agreement with the former contractor.
It’s difficult to overstate how big of a win this contract is for our members. Some will receive wage increases of over $7.00/hour. Some
will receive retroactive payments over $6,000.00. Bus monitors won a $15.00/hour minimum wage. All this without cuts to other benefits.
Our members in Shelton proved once again that when working people stick together in their union, they win big.
Congratulations Shelton drivers and monitors!
This afternoon there will be a rally in support of a moral budget at the legislative office building in Hartford. CSEA will be providing shuttle rides to the LOB starting at 3:30pm from our HQ at 760 Capitol Ave. Hartford. We will stand in solidarity and urge our elected leaders to pass a MORAL BUDGET that supports all CT residents and asks the wealthy to pay their fair share.
We want a better Connecticut, and we can have it if we demand it.
We challenge our current elected leaders to join us in building a CT that will work for all of us, not just the few.
All Trips are open to everyone, including the general public. Call CSEA at 860-951-6614 to RSVP or reply to this email!
Note: Due to popular request from Eastern Connecticut, we are adding a pickup point in Norwich, CT (park & ride off exit 14 on I-395) for many trips. Call CSEA for more details.
3 Days in NYC-”the Big Apple”
$375 Per Person May 18-20 (Saturday-Monday) 2019 Price includes Motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, 4 meals (2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners), Full day guided tour of NYC, See the new 9-11 Museum, stunning One World Observatory, central park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Wall Street, great experiences, beautiful sights and much more! Pick up locations at commuter lots in Norwich at 8am (park & ride off exit 14 on I-395), Tolland at 9:15am, Windsor at 10am(exit 38, I-91), 11:15am at Southbury exit 14 off 1-84. RSVP by March 10.
CSEA Day at Lake Compounce
Saturday, June 1,
$44 per person
Ticket includes admission, most rides, and $15 return voucher, parking, lunch buffet from 12:30 -2:30pm including burgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers, baked beans, salad bar, pasta salad, icecream, and softdrinks.
Organized Labor Night includes:
Come join us for a fun-filled night of Early Summer Baseball. Fellowship with our Brothers and Sisters from other various and assorted Labor Organizations. A Scrumptious 2.5 Hour Buffet BBQ Meal, and even a Post Game Fireworks Display. Courtesy of Atlas Fireworks.
June 23-29, 2019 (Sunday-Sat.)
$699 Per Person
Price includes Motorcoach transportation, 6 nights lodging, 11 meals(6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners), Guided tour of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, World Famous 360 Chicago Observatory, Luncheon cruise aboard Odyssey Chicago River including DJ & Dance Floor, Visit historic Navy Pier and Chicago’s money museum, gaming at Chicago area casino, great experiences, beautiful sights and much more! Pick up locations at commuter lots in Norwich at 8 am (park & ride off exit 14 on I-395), Tolland at 9:15am, Windsor at 10am(exit 38, I-91), 11:15am at Southbury exit 14 off 1-84.
Niagara Falls & Toronto SOLD OUT
*You Must Bring Valid US Passport Or Passport ID Card
July 8-12, 2019 (5 days, 4 nights)
$549 per person.
Incredible price includes motorcoach transportation, 4 nights lodging, 8 meals (4 breakfasts, 4 dinners), guided tours of Niagra Falls and Toronto, Journey to the falls on the “Hornblower Niagara Cruise, gaming at the Fallsview Casino, a visit to Niagara-on-the-lake, and Queen Victoria Park, a visit to Casa Loma; Canada’s most magnificent castle and much more! Pick up locations at commuter lots in Tolland at 8am, Windsor at 8:45am(exit 38, I-91), 10:00am at Southbury exit 14 off 1-84. Call Mark at 860-951-6614 if you are interested in a Norwich pickup for this trip.
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, & New Brunswick
August 7-15, 2019 (Wednesday-Thursday)
*You Must Bring Valid US Passport Or Passport ID Card
$1070 Per Person
Price includes Motorcoach transportation, 8 nights lodging, 14 meals (8 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners), Guided tours of Acadia National Park, Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Prince Edward Island including Anne of Green Gables Home. Visit to the Waterside Town of Saint John, Admission to King’s Landing Historical Settlement and Natural Wonder “Hopewell Rocks”. great experiences, beautiful sights and much more! Pick up locations at commuter lots in Southbury (exit 14 off 1-84) at 8am, Windsor at 9:15am(exit 38, I-91), Tolland at 10am, Norwich at 11:15am (park & ride off exit 14 on I-395).
Sail Away with CSEA on Norwegian Cruise Lines: NYC-Bermuda
November 3-10, 2019
*You Must Bring Valid US Passport Or Passport ID Card
Deposit of $50 per person is due when you book this cruise.
All prices are per person with double occupancy expected.
Price varies by cabin type:
Inside $749, Ocean View $899, Balcony $1049, Spa Room $1249, Mini Suite $1199, The Haven $3099.
Note: Price does NOT include tax, fees, and transportation. Final Payment is due July 3, 2019.
CSEA Social Activites will provide transportation to and from the port, at designated locations, provided there is enough interest.
Call CSEA for more details at 860-591-6614
TO: P3B Members
FROM: Roland J. Bishop, P3B Council President
DATE: January 18, 2019
RE: P3B Council Meeting Dates
Please be advised that the P3B Council will meet on the following dates at CSEA Headquarters (760 Capitol Avenue, Hartford) starting at 5:30 p.m. We offer a light meal at 5:00 p.m.
We hope to see you at these meetings.
Deadline for Applications for P3B Sabbatical
Friday, February 22, 2019
Please review Article 27 of the P3B Contract and/or Contact your P3B Union Steward with any questions
P3A Professional Development Reimbursement
Process and Guidelines
The Professional Development (PD) committee will review all incoming applications. The PD committee meets monthly to review applications if needed. The PD committee will review all applications upon receipt.
The PD Committee operates on a fiscal year with a plan to appropriate $15,000 each year for fiscal years (FY) 2018, 2019, and 2020, $15,000 to the PD fund. The PD fund will increase to $21,000 for the FY 2021. There will be unlimited carryover of unused funds from one contract year to the succeeding contract year(s).
Professional Development Reimbursement Guidelines:
Each employees is entitled to apply for up to $4,500 PD reimbursement funds per the duration of the union contract.
Each employee shall be entitled to apply for reimbursement at the maximum rate of $1,500 per fiscal year.
Employees are responsible for professional development costs in advance of the professional development reimbursement approval.
In-State: Conference fees, mileage and parking
Out of State: Conference fees, travel, lodging and meals
Meals: Rates as listed in Article 17 of the CSEA Contract, under Professional Development and Tuition Reimbursement.
Professional Development Reimbursement Process:
Employee must submit the P3A Professional Development Reimbursement Application at least six (6) weeks prior to the start of the conference date. Click here to review the State Employee Travel Information.
The PD Committee will approve applications for professional development opportunities within six weeks of receiving the application. The employee and their supervisor will receive an e-mail containing the written memorandum and notice of approval once determined. Once the employee receives the notice of approval then the employee is to follow the union funded travel procedures.
Approval of professional development opportunities by the PD Committee will not be unreasonably denied. In the case where a denial is when determined, then the denial notice will include an explanation in a written memorandum. An unreasonable denial of any employee’s request may be appealable to the Office of Labor Relations. The Office of Labor Relations shall respond to the appeal within five working days.
The PD Committee will review complete applications only.
Employees must notify the PD Committee, the Comptroller as well as their agency representatives if any changes or cancellations occur.
The fiscal year ends on June 30. Employees are encouraged to submit reimbursement paperwork prior to June 30 each year so that applications are processed by the end of the fiscal year. All completed applications are subject to available funding at the time of receipt. When current fiscal year funds are depleted, no additional applications will be considered.
Please keep copies of all your documents.
Article 17, section 4 of the P3A contract contains language pertaining to the professional development fund. Click here to read the P3A Contract.
Professional Development Committee Members:
The committee comprises two union representatives and two management representatives.
|Shola Freeman||SDE-P3A Union||860-713-6532||Shola.Freeman@ct.gov|
|Kelly Mero||SDE-P3A Union||860-807-2073||Kelly.Mero@ct.gov|
|Debra Paradis||SDE- Management||860-713-6695||Debra.Paradis@ct.gov|