Welcome to this week’s CASE Files, part of our commitment to keep you up-to-date on our work to increase your salary, improve and protect your benefits, and to aggressively represent your professional interests in every forum where they are at stake.
CASE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ UPDATE
CASE Board Meeting – Friday, November 18. The next CASE Board meeting will be held Friday, November 18. Members interested in attending, can register here. A zoom link will be provided the morning of the meeting. Make sure to register no later than Thursday, November 17 at 12:00pm if you’d like to attend.
Did you know your CalPERS benefits are considered community property under California law? To see how this may impact you, review Community Property, Divorce & Your Pension, or click here to contact them via phone.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
News Headlines. Recent media reports of interest to Unit 2 legal professionals:
- Public Pensions Weathered “The Great Recession” and Took Action to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability – Forbes
- Nijjar Realty broke California’s real estate law – Human Resources Director
- Scott Peterson moved off California’s death row – NBC / Associated Press
Ensuring Members Receive Their Stipends. CASE continues to receive reports of members not receiving the telework stipends negotiated over a year ago, with especially pronounced issues at the Department of Industrial Relations. To assist us in enforcing your rights under the contract, we invite members to take this quick survey. Your responses will help us assess next steps – including filing Wage Claims on behalf of members who haven’t received what they are owed. Take the survey today.
Get Out The Vote! There are two important elections underway:
California General Election – November 8. Vote-by-mail ballots for the November 8, 2022 General Election were sent last week to all California registered voters.To be counted, your ballot must be postmarked by November 8 or dropped off in a secure ballot drop box by 8 p.m. that night. Not registered? You can register online here, or confirm your voter registration information is correct here.
CASE 2022 Elections – through 5pm, November 4. All CASE Members who joined prior to the August 26 deadline received an email last Friday from Ballotpoint Election Services (email address: notice@ballotpoint[dot]com) to the personal email address you have on file with CASE. If you do not have a personal email address on file, your ballot was sent to your state email address. Don’t see it? We recommend checking both work and personal inboxes and checking your spam folder (and your work email quarantine) before requesting a new ballot be sent to you. Candidate statements have been posted for your review. You can access them at the CASE website. Password to access is membersmatter22.
A Note from HQ: We recently ran a refresh on our email lists to remove outdated information and ensure members receive important CASE Communications. If you’d prefer to receive CASE-related email at a different email address, or need to update any information on file with CASE, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.