Lobby Day

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:26am

Lobby days, which include union members and their supporters, are among the most visible manifestations of the unions’ annual behind-the-scenes effort to influence how state policies are shaped and money is spent. Like many of their counterparts across the country, are an ever-present force at the state capitol, lobbying legislators and organizing their members to reach out to them.

Below are the bills at hand that are affecting our working class within the CSU.

SB 318 - Personal Services (Portantino)

CSU management up 15%, compared to 6% for staff

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:39am

A state audit released last week found that California State University officials hired managers at a faster clip than other employees and gave them more pay raises.

San Diego State University in particular increased the number of full-time management positions from 257 in 2007-08 to 319 last year, a 24 percent increase. Over the same period, nonfaculty support staff positions decreased by 6 percent.

State audit: Cal Poly hired too many managers, gave raises without evaluations

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:37am

Cal Poly unjustifiably grew its management staff and gave raises to administrators without up-to-date performance evaluations, according to a state audit of the California State University system.

The report, released Thursday, detailed the California State Auditor’s findings on CSU system finances from fiscal years 2007-08 through 2015-16. Auditors visited six CSU campuses, including Cal Poly, while developing their report.

State audit questions pay and priorities of the Cal State University system

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:33am

ust a year ago, the faculty of California State University was ready to walk.

After months of stalled negotiations, the California Faculty Association and its members had already planned for a weeklong work stoppage when Chancellor Timothy White stepped into the process, cut a last-minute deal and kept the system’s classrooms open.

One of the continuing complaints by the CFA during the long standoff was that the system had been adding administration positions at a greater rate than faculty jobs and that pay for managers had increased at a higher rate than other employees.

Cal State hires too many managers, needs better budget oversight, state audit finds

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:30am

by Rosanna XiaContact Reporter

A state audit released Thursday found that California State University has been hiring managers and providing them raises at a rate that “significantly outpaced” other employees.

It also raised concerns about budget oversight at the largest public university system in the nation.

California State Audit of the CSU

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:24am

A highly critical state audit of California State University (CSU) personnel and budget practices was released by the California Bureau of State Audits. This audit determined that the CSU hired campus management positions that were unnecessary and provided generous salaries and benefits to executives that were deemed excessive.

Value Us - Promote From Within

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:06am

Article 9 - Employee Status
The CSU is attempting to restrict and devalue our members consideration for promotion and in class progression, as well as eliminating the appeals process and maintains that employees must still serve a probationary period after a reclassification even though the basis for the reclassification was actually performing the duties.
CSUEU is committed to providing a mechanism for our employees to apply and be considered for promotions and to have years of service as a consideration.

Bargaining Team to the CSU Board: Honor the Preamble!

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:05am

One by one, each member of the CSUEU bargaining team went to the microphone during public comments at last Tuesday’s CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach to recite the entire staff-affirming preamble that CSUEU had proposed early in contract negotiations—and that CSU management immediately rejected in its entirety.