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.

Management Seeks to Slash Union Rights

Submitted by CyndiO on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:02am

CSU’s Message to Its Employees: No Union, No Voice!

In the second round of contract negotiations, held at CSU East Bay last week, February 28-March 2, management made one thing clear when it rejected CSUEU’s proposed employee rights-centered preamble to the collective bargaining agreement:

They do not want a union, and they do not want us to use our voice!

Union Power Is People Power

Submitted by CyndiO on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:53am

March 15, 2017 in Bargaining, Union News, Updates

BARGAINING UPDATE #4 - March 15, 2017

CSUEU Demands Salary Movement!

With enthusiastic support from members across the Office of the Chancellor, CSUEU put forth a bold proposal to fix the broken compensation system during the third round of CSUEU/CSU contract negotiations, held in Long Beach yesterday, March 14.

Help Wanted

Submitted by CyndiO on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:47am

You can contribute to CSUEU communications! Your Communications Committee needs volunteers to contribute graphic design services and cartoons, along with serving as “social media ambassadors.” For more information, contact Communications Committee Chair Nancy Kobata

Management Seeks to Slash Union Rights

Submitted by CyndiO on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:45am

March 7, 2017 in Bargaining, Union News, Updates

BARGAINING UPDATE #3 - March 7, 2017

CSU’s Message to Its Employees: No Union, No Voice!

In the second round of contract negotiations, held at CSU East Bay last week, February 28-March 2, management made one thing clear when it rejected CSUEU’s proposed employee rights-centered preamble to the collective bargaining agreement:

They do not want a union, and they do not want us to use our voice!

This was also evident in management’s first written proposals:

Cal Maritime Custodians Speak Up and Win Big

Submitted by CyndiO on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:15am

Cal Maritime custodians with Chapter 323 President Petronella "Pete" Steyn, center
Late last year, 10 of the 11 CSUEU-represented custodians at CSU Maritime got word that their shifts would be starting three hours later, at 5 a.m. instead of 2 a.m.

That type of big change would bother anyone, but these folks had a special reason for concern: per the contract, their previous shifts of 2 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. had entitled them to receive night shift differentials totaling $2.20 per hour for all eight hours of their shifts.

CSUEU Prepares For Full Contract Bargaining

Submitted by CyndiO on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:15am

With the current contract expiring on June 30, CSUEU and CSU are gearing up for negotiations for the next agreement.

Next week, the two parties plan to trade initial proposals, an exchange known as the sunshine process. Largely a legal requirement, “sunshining” is the first step in negotiations and is required before the parties meet face to face across the bargaining table.

Bargaining teams from both sides will arrange meeting dates and locations over the next few weeks.