Bargaining Update----Contract Extension

Submitted by CyndiO on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 11:26am

The California State University Employees Union, CSEA, SEIU Local 2579 (CSUEU) and the Trustees for the California State University (CSU) agree to extend all terms and conditions of the November 12, 2014 - June 30, 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement up to and including August 4, 2017. (See signed June 30, 2017 contract extension)

Future bargaining sessions have been set for July 20 & 21, as well as August 1-4.

Governor issues May Budget Revise

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:52pm

2017- 2017 May Revision

Governor Jerry Brown issued his revision of the 2017 Budget where he cut $4 million from the General funds to offset the increase granted to Cal Grants to cover the tuition increase. Cal PERS was granted an influx of $6 billion to help offset pension liabilities.

CSUEU Audit Request Public Hearing on CSU Health and Safety Compliance Joint Legislative Audit Committee

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:50pm

Breaking News
June 27, 2017 in CSUEU E-News, General News, Union News

CSUEU Audit Request Public Hearing on CSU Health and Safety Compliance Joint Legislative Audit Committee
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
9:30 am, State Capitol Room 447

The CSU Employees Union is sponsoring a state audit of the CSU’s health and safety compliance. Recent events show a disturbing trend that is threatening the health of students and CSU employees.

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.