Gov. Brown Proposes Only Partial CSU Funding

Submitted by CyndiO on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:14am

In the 2017-18 budget that he unveiled in a press conference yesterday, January 10, Gov. Brown proposed $167 million less than the $324 million in state funds that the CSU trustees have said they need in order for the system to operate at full capacity.

Brown proposed $157 million in CSU funding over the base budget, according to the just-released budget summary. Though that does represent an increase, it still falls far short of the trustees’ budget request.

Gov. Brown To Present His 2017-18 Budget by Jan. 10

Submitted by CyndiO on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 9:12am

January 4, 2017 in State Budget

Gov. Brown is scheduled to present his proposed 2017-18 state budget no later than Tuesday, January 10. Hidden in all the statistics will be the governor's proposed allocation to the CSU system. Will he fulfill the CSU Board of Trustees' request for full funding, as he did two years ago, or, if not, how big will the gap be?

Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 9:28am

All,
Couldn't be prouder of their comments...see link:http://sd24.senate.ca.gov/news/2016-11-09-joint-statement-california-le…
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Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election

Celebration of Life for Gus Lease Is Set for Oct. 1 at SJSU

Submitted by CyndiO on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:30pm

Gus Lease and his wife of 56 years, Lois
Gus Lease, also known to many as “The Voice of the California State Employees Association,” passed away on September 4 at the age of 93.

A baritone singer who performed professionally for American troops at home and abroad for two decades, Lease also regaled CSUEU Board of Directors meetings and other CSEA affiliates for decades with a wide array of union songs, along with “America, the Beautiful” and the “The Star Spangled Banner.”

CalPERS Open Enrollment Ends October 7

Submitted by CyndiO on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:28pm

The CalPERS annual health open enrollment period for the 2017 calendar year began on September 12 and ends on October 7, 2016.

During the open enrollment period, members may enroll in the CalPERS Health Program, add eligible family members, or make changes to their existing health plans. The coverage becomes effective January 1, 2017.

Members are able to use their my|CalPERS accounts to access, download and print any of the CalPERS Open Enrollment publications designed to help them make informed health plan choices.

Give Staff Members a Voice on the CSU Board of Trustees!

Submitted by CyndiO on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:27pm

CSUEU-sponsored legislation—AB 2386 (Williams)—allowing a CSU classified staff employee to serve as a member of the CSU Board of Trustees is now on Governor Brown’s desk. He will soon sign or veto the bill.

Because he has vetoed similar legislation in the past, we’re asking all members to use VoterVoice today to send his office an e-mail urging him to sign this important bill.

CSUEU Candidate Endorsements Are Now Online

Submitted by CyndiO on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:27pm

In advance of the November general election, a complete list of CSUEU-endorsed candidates is now available online.

The CSUEU Board of Directors has also endorsed Prop. 55, which temporarily extends Prop. 30’s personal income tax increases on individual earnings over $250,000 per year to fund K-12 schools, community colleges, and healthcare programs. This revenue will free up other state monies to fund the CSU and social service programs.

Bargaining Survey: Voice Your Concerns

Submitted by CyndiO on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 1:24pm

In preparation for contract negotiations that begin early next year, this morning the CSUEU bargaining team unveiled an online survey designed to find out about the concerns of all CSUEU-represented employees.

The survey typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is designed to work well with mobile devices.

Please participate so that your union bargaining team can make sure your workplace issues are addressed in negotiations with CSU for our next contract. The current 2014-17 contract expires on June 30, and the next contract goes into effect on July 1, 2017.