I voted for J.J. Jelincic in the CalPERS’ Board Runoff Election. J.J. Jelincic has been endorsed by the California State University Employees Union for this CalPers seat.
Jelincic, is a very pro labor candidate for the CalPers seat. Jelincic is the past president of the California State Employees Association (CSEA), a labor group representing 140,000 active and retired state employees. Jelincic, a rank-and-file investment officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) since 1986, was elected president in November 2003. Jelincic has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga and has an M.B.A. in finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. The CFA® is to investments what the CPA is to accounting.
Jelincic started his union activism as a member of Oakland Teamsters Local 70 while working as a garbage collector and later a truck driver. He joined California state service in 1986 and became active in CSEA’s Civil Service Division, which is now known as SEIU Local 1000. He has represented the rank-and-file employees at CalPERS as a steward, chief steward and chapter president and also represented the 43,000 professional and financial state employees as chair of Unit 1 the bargaining team. He has been involved in discussions about pension formula and health care benefit design and provider network. He knows the key CalPERS personnel and how the System actually operates.