Furlough Case Updates
CCPOA Blueprint for Success1/11/10 - State Board Memo from Chuck Alexander: "Attached is a copy of the "New Directions" document that we have begun distributing to members of the Legislature and media. Also, beginning Sunday January 10, we begin airing a TV and radio spot, specifically in the Sacramento region, regarding CCPOA's willingness to assist in reforming the CDCR. The spot will be available on our web page within the next few days..."
VIEW the MEMO from Chuck
VIEW the "New Directions" Publication
BUDGET RESPONSE1/11/10 - In a press release titled, "CCPOA Responds to the Governor's Proposed Budget," and dated January 8, 2010, CCPOA says: "Today the governor released his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2010-11, which fails to include any comprehensive and desperately needed prison reform ideas. Instead, what he has proposed is simply 'business as usual.' Among the many flaws in his new budget is his plan to place out-of-state, for-profit corporations in charge of California's prisons..."
READ the Full Press Release
5150 Hotline1/19/10 - Check out the current 5150 Hotline from January 15th - now available online in both audio and text versions. The audio is a downloadable MP3 file that can be played through out website or saved to your computer or MP3 player.
LISTEN TO & READ IT HERE
Letter to Matt Cate1/15/10 - On behalf of Bargaining Unit 6 Members, CCPOA's Executive Vice President Chuck Alexander has written a letter to Matthew Cate, Secretary of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with regard to furloughs...
READ the LETTER
CCPOA.TV Updates1/12/10 - Two new items have been added to the CCPOA.tv site today including a radio/audio commercial and a television/video commercial. After you check out these new ads you can listen to archived 5150 recordings and view past commercials and the NEW CCPOA First Watch Update...
Commercial "Inside" (Video)
Commercial Spot (Audio)
PEACEKeeper12/28/09 - The latest issue of the PEACEKeeper is now available online! You will receive your print copy in your mailbox very soon, but until then make sure you check out the informative articles and tips available in this month's issue online...
VIEW in HTML or PDF Formats
CCPOA Teleconference12/23/09 - Listen to the most recent "Town Hall" conference with CCPOA and the membership from December 17, 2009...
LISTEN TO IT HERE
President's Message12/17/09 - Service is a word that means many things. It can mean the service you receive when you order a meal at a restaurant, or it can mean that you served your country in the Armed Forces. It can even mean the opening salvo of a tennis volley or the cups, saucers, and utensils for high tea. In the context of the quote from boxing champ Mohammed Ali, service obviously means the performance of work for the benefit of others with no expectation of personal profit. But there is also the service you provide to either a private corporate entity or agency of government for which there is an expectation of payment...
CCPOA First Watch Update12/14/09 - The 5th episode of CCPOA's First Watch Frontline News video reports is now available. These online video reports are being produced on a regular basis so we can get first hand information on important events out to our members faster. Archived reports and other video/audio are also available at the recently revamped CCPOA.TV...
WATCH on CCPOA.TV
CALIFORNIA PENS12/14/09 - New incidents, assaults and happenings from around the state covering through November 30, 2009 have been added to this growing section. Incidents can only be posted if they are reported to CCPOA. E-mail your chapter's incidents to email@example.com and give as many details as possible...
[MOST RECENT UPDATE]
ELECTIONS RESULTS12/9/09 - The results from the 2009 CCPOA Chapter Elections are now available. You can view them in the ELECTIONS section of the CCPOA website or by clicking the link below...
VIEW the RESULTS
Voting ResourcesA new member resource complete with printable forms for registration, vote-by-mail and other election resources is now available. Links to outside resources with deadlines, election dates, voter's rights, etc. are also provided.
CHECK OUT the NEW RESOURCE
Tax Acceleration LawCCPOA is not in a position to give tax advice, and is providing this notice strictly for your information. As part of the budget "fix" California has enacted a tax acceleration law. Beginning November 1, 2009 the State will be withholding State taxes at a rate 10% higher than the current amount witheld. This is an increase of 10% to your tax withholding amount, but does not increase your annual tax liability, in effect, a loan to the State...
VIEW the MEMO from CCPOA
READ the LEGISLATION
EDD Website: www.EDD.ca.gov
Addressing Some Frequently Asked Questions...CCPOA answers some of the top questions asked in the last couple of days: "Why do we have to put up with furlough days?", "Why is my overtime affected when I burn leave credits?" and "Will there be layoffs?"...
READ the FULL Q&A RESPONSE
Mortgage MeltdownThere is no question about it, the burden of the financial crisis rocking California is landing squarely on the backs of the hard working men and women of corrections. Since the housing bubble burst, California has been in the forefront of states suffering a sharp increase in the number of home foreclosures. Once the furloughs and wage reductions began, though, it got much worse...
READ the FULL INFORMATION SHEET
FURLOUGH FRUSTRATION?Feeling frustrated regarding having to work for free? Want to let the Governor know how you feel? Well, here is the phone number to the Governors office (916) 445-2841. Please be sure to remain professional and whatever you do don't call from a state phone. Those who have called so far have not been treated with respect, so be prepared to be told that you are "lucky" to make the money that you do. If you feel like it, send an e-mail of your conversation with our loving Governors staff to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible publication. Also, you may want to take the time to contact your local legislators district office and let them know the hardships this decision by this Governor is causing you and your family. You can find your legislator by clicking on this link leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html and then entering your zip code.
REQUEST TO USE FURLOUGH DAYS- A sample form to be used by CCPOA members to request the use of furlough days. Edit the sample to include your name and information before printing and submitting to your institution.
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CALIFORNIA PRISONS UNDER PRESSUREAll 4 episodes are now available for viewing. The California Correctional Peace Offers Association presents California Prisons Under Pressure, a groundbreaking film documentary that examines some of the root causes of prison overcrowding. The four-part series, each a half-hour long, focuses on state policies and politics that have resulted in the current prison situation which many have labeled a corrections crisis... FULL ARTICLE
Double Dealing in Bad FaithA Chronology of Failed Contract Negotiations Between CCPOA and the State of California
California's parole agents, youth facility counselors and correctional peace officers have been working without a contract since July 2006. Despite many attempts by CCPOA (Bargaining Unit 6) to move the process forward, the State of California has refused to negotiate in good faith. The following chronicles this failure over the past two years - and most notably the past two months. Every highlighted item corresponds to written documents, which will be provided on request.
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