Labor Arbitration: Advice for Harassment Cases

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:38am

Conference Reporter

Advice for Harassment Cases

At a recent conference a well-known Chicago arbitrator gave advice on handling sexual harassment cases. Here are four excerpts from the lecture.

1. You don’t need a victim.
In a Title VII case in the courts, there needs to be a victim. But this is not required for an employer who wishes to issue discipline.

Labor Arbitration Institute: Insubordination: Refusal?

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:32am

Each case file will help you understand what you should and shouldn't do and how we can help.

CASE File:
At the Seattle conference last week, audience members asked three questions following a lecture on insubordination. The speaker is a prominent labor arbitrator who was once a labor-side attorney.

Question: The order is: "sort through 4 pallets and then, you can leave." The next morning, the supervisor finds that only 2 of the 4 pallets were completed. Is that insubordination?

Weber: "This battle will be won."

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:29am

October 11, 2018 in Legislative

“It’s on!” Governor Brown’s veto of AB 1231 was a travesty. As the author of the CSU Employees Union sponsored legislation, I can tell you there was no sound reason why AB 1231 shouldn’t become law. It is simple fairness to give CSU support staff well-earned, and long overdue, salary steps enjoyed by management and faculty as well as the vast majority of other state employees. I am so angry by this injustice, but getting mad isn’t enough. I want you to know that I have recommitted to this cause.

CSEA Foundation Scholarship Release

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:20am

October 12, 2018

The CSEA Foundation is a non-profit, charitable corporation created to fund Scholarships and Disaster Grants to CSEA affiliate members, dependents, spouses and grandchildren (ACSS, CSR, CSUEU, SEIU Local 1000 and UAW Local 2350).

This year the Foundation received a record amount of applications from all affiliates. The Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Scholarship recipients. The Foundation awarded twelve scholarships, eight $1500 scholarships and four $1000 for Best Essays that will be posted on the CSEA Foundation web site.

State Audit Slams CSU for Putting Student and Employees at Health and Safety Risk

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:45pm

July 13, 2018 in Press Releases

The CSU "Has Not Provided Adequate Oversight of the Safety of Employees and Students Who Work With Hazardous Materials." http://bsa.ca.gov/

SACRAMENTO - While focusing on four California State University campuses, a state audit released today cites unsafe deficiencies ignored for nearly two decades by the CSU, directing accountability right to the top: the Chancellor's Office "has not taken the steps necessary to hold the campuses accountable."

Legislative Update

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:44pm

June 29, 2018 in State Budget

CSU Budget is Approved; Salary Steps Bill advances out of Senate Appropriations Committee on June 25. Governor Brown has approved $358 million for the 2018-19 budget for the CSU - $95 million more than the amount requested by the Board of Trustees.

CSUEU Audit Approved

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:42pm

August 8, 2018 in CSU News, Legislative, Union News

The CSUEU requested state audit of CSU finances has been approved.

In its continuing efforts to hold the CSU accountable, a bi-partisan legislative committee today unanimously approved a CSUEU-requested state audit of the CSU's finances. Authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D - Fullerton), the audit will assess the CSU parking program and the nearly $3.8 billion being held in accounts held outside of the State Treasury.

2018 Lobby Day: Silent No More

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 4:58pm

April 18, 2018 in Union News

1,600 letters pour in sharing personal stories of working for years with no salary step advancement.

Energized and committed to bringing about real change to the CSU, members of the CSU Employees Union (CSUEU) Legislative Committee pulled off a stunning 2018 Lobby Day, powered by 60-plus members who descended on the Capitol to blitz every single legislator’s office on Tuesday, April 17.

See our album: www.facebook.com/csueu