CSEA chapter 289

California School Employees Association

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CSEA: What We Do

The California School Employees Association is the largest classified school employees union in the United States. CSEA represents more than 200,000 public employees in California.

CSEA was formed in 1927 by a determined group of Oakland custodians who saw the need to gain protections for themselves and other classified employees. Through this initial determination, CSEA proved to be an organization that would stand the test of time.


Who We Are


CSEA Chapter 289


President: Liz Auchincloss 
Vice President: Cindy Salazar 
Secretary: Sherie Higgins 
Treasurer: Barbara Smith 
Chief Union Steward: Jason Thornell
Site Rep Coordinator: Beth Taylor-Schott
Communications Officer: Regina Reese


CSEA Chapter 289

Union Stewards

Jason Thornell - Chief Union Steward
Liz Auchincloss
Mary Saragosa
Regina Reese
Beth Taylor-Schott
Chantille Marquez
Julio Martinez
Therese Schweidler
Cheryl Brown
Melanie Olguin
Scott Kennedy
Michael Ghens
main campus

CSEA Chapter 289

Site Representatives (by area)

Accounting/Payroll/Food Services: Cheryl Brown
Admin Assistants: Sherie Higgins
Administration Building: Sally Gill
Athletics: Michael Gamboa
Bookstore: Melanie Olguin
Facilities and Grounds: Dan Gaffney
Humanities/Fine Arts: Chien-ei Yu
IT: Janine Draper
LRC: Regina Reese
Night Custodians: Cindy Salazar
Schott: Lisa Draper
Sciences: Mike Whitham
Site Reps and CSEA eBoard: Beth Taylor-Schott
Student Services: Mary Saragosa
Student Services: Kristy Renteria
Under the Bridge: 
Wake: Chantille Marquez