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Women’s March, Fresno – Saturday, Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Nees and Blackstone, between River Park and Villagio Shopping Center

The march is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance and diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity.

Click here for details: Women’s Caucus Women’s March 1.20.18 (PDF)

First Student “Kick Off” meeting
First Student had their “Kick Off” meeting, gearing up for another year of transporting students to Fresno Unified and county schools. Let’s have a great year and build power!

Member 2 Member Leaders Advocating for Working Families!

Members accomplished the following by being united:

  • Educating members on the importance of being a union member
  • Being present at Board of Supervisor meetings
  • Showing up to work-sites
  • Having one-on-one conversations with members.  Providing updates on healthcare, Friedrich’s case, and workplace issues
  • Getting involved in precinct walking, voting and participating in actions in Oakland, CA

Better Valley Health Survey for 521 Members
A Health Survey for SEIU members in the San Joaquin Valley (Fresno County, Tulare County, Kings County, City of Hanford, Kings Superior Courts, Fresno Superior Courts, First Student Chapter, Student Transportation of America, Tulare City of Wasco-Kern)
The San Joaquin Valley is a challenging environment for health and healthcare. As union members, we are at the forefront of working to improve quality-of-life standards for our communities, but as workers we face our own personal health-related issues. This brief survey is designed as the first step to help assess how workers feel about their health/health care coverage and identify wellness programs that could promote better health outcomes.
Take the survey now!


Newsletter December 2017

Click here to view or print newsletter: First Student Newsletter December 2017 (PDF)

In this issue:

  • Congratulations to your newly elected chapter officers
  • Membership meeting Dec. 12
  • Don’t be fooled by the “Right-to-Work” slogan
  • Join up!  We’re stronger together
  • The union difference

Know Your Weingarten Rights
Click here to view flyer: First Student Weingarten Rights Flyer 11.1.17 (PDF)

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Chapter News Archive

Chapter Meetings & Events

Membership Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 16
6:00—7:00 p.m.


  • Old Business
  • Secretary Seat Vacancy
  • Nominations for Bargaining Team
  • “Know Your Rights”

Please RSVP your attendance at (559) 447-2579.

Click here to view or print flyer: First Student Meeting 1.16.18

Steward Trainings:


Chapter News

Chapter Newsletter May 2017

Click here to print newsletter: First Student Newsletter May 2017 (PDF)

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Chapter Newsletter
Chapter News Archive

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Officers
President – Sally Mejorado
Vice President – Yvette Thompson
Secretary – vacant
Chief Shop Steward – Carla Watson

Shop Stewards
Yvette Thompson
Carla Watson

Chapter Contract(s)

First Student MOU 7.1.15 – 6.30.18 (PDF)
First Student Bylaws (PDF)

Chapter News Archive

First Student Meeting 11.14.17 (PDF)
Steward Council Meeting Flyer 11.4.17 (PDF)
Know Your Rights Training 11.4.17 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 10.17.17 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 9.12.17 (PDF)
First Student Worksite Survey March 2017 (PDF)
First Student Newsletter February 2017 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 3.14.17
First Student Newsletter December 2016
Fresno Immigration Resource Fair Flyer 1.14.17
First Student Meeting 1.10.17

First Student Newsletter October 2016
First Student Dos and Donts 2016
First Student You Are Entitled to Lost Wages (PDF)
First Student Did you know flyer 4.12.16 (PDF)
First Student Contract Ratification Results Flyer 5.24.16 (PDF)
SJVIA Healthcare Update – April 29, 2016
Click here to read more Members Stand Up for #BetterValleyHealth.
First Student Bargaining Update 9.14.15 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 9.13.16 (PDF)
Emergency Meeting and Contract Ratification Vote Flyer (PDF)
First Student Meeting 4.29.16 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 4.12.16 (PDF)
First Student Newsletter March 2016 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 3.8.16 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 2.9.16 (PDF)
First Student CAT Team Meeting 1.20.16 (PDF)
First Student Meeting 1.12.16 (PDF)


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