CSUEU Chapter 322 Scheduled Meeting Dates

Submitted by CyndiO on Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:38am

Executive Board Meetings are held monthly and are open to CSUEU represented employees.
If you want to be on the agenda please notify the Chapter President at president@csueumb.org at least 72 hours ahead the general meeting date. Note: Certain sections of the board meeting may hold a close session.

Steward Meetings are held once a month. All steward meeting are closed sessions.

Chapter meetings are held once every 3 months. Meeting are open to all represented employees.

2016 CSU Fact Book Now Available

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:51pm

The 2016 CSU Fact Book (PDF) is now available. This annual compendium includes key facts about the CSU system’s funding, leadership, student costs, faculty and staff demographics, enrollment, and degrees awarded.

Among this year’s many interesting statistics:

The CSU system now serves 474,571 students—the largest student body in its history—and conferred 105,693 degrees last year.

CSU Budget Augmentation: Governor Says “No,” Committee Says “Yes”

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:51pm

On May 13, Gov. Brown released his May Revise, featuring adjustments to the 2016-17 budget plan that he proposed early this year. That January plan fell $101 million short of the CSU trustees’ budget request.

Brown didn’t include an augmentation, even though last year he included $38 million in additional funding.

CSU Board of Trustees Ratify Agreement with CFA

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:48pm

CSU Board of Trustees Ratify Agreement with CFA

Last Tuesday, the CSU Board of Trustees voted to ratify a multi-year collective bargaining agreement with the California Faculty Association, an agreement that CFA members had previously ratified.

This was the final step necessary for the “me-too” clause to go into effect, guaranteeing a three percent salary increase for all CSUEU-represented employees over the life of the current CSUEU/CSU contract, in addition to the previously negotiated seven percent, for a total of 10 percent.

Legislative Committee Votes for State Audit of CSU Management Growth

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:47pm

As the direct result of CSUEU efforts, the California Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted unanimously yesterday to direct the State Auditor to launch a state audit of management growth within the California State University system.

The committee, chaired by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Chino), acted in response to Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s (D-San Diego) request for an investigation of disproportionate growth in CSU management positions, exorbitant pay increases of CSU executives, and ineffective state oversight of the CSU budget.

CSUEU Endorses Extension of Prop. 30’s High Income-Tax Provision to Augment Higher Ed Funding

Submitted by CyndiO on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 4:36pm

The CSU Board of Directors has endorsed a proposed state ballot initiative to extend a higher income tax on upper-income earners, freeing up funds to support public higher education.

The new measure, “The Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016,” would extend the high-earner income tax portion of Prop. 30 for another 12 years, but it would not extend the sales tax portion. Prop. 30 was approved by voters in 2012, and its income tax increase is scheduled to expire in 2018.

CalPERS Switching to Online Health Insurance Statements

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:16pm

CalPERS has sent all its subscribers a letter explaining that it is changing its method of distributing its Health Plan Statements. Starting this August, this annual packet will no longer be mailed to home addresses unless members opt in. Instead, the statements will only be available online through MyCalPERS Member Self Service.

Here’s the full explanation, taken from a recent CalPERS Pension & Health Benefits Committee update:

CSUEU Endorses Extension of Prop. 30’s High Income-Tax Provision to Augment Higher Ed Funding

Submitted by CyndiO on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:05pm

May 2, 2016 in Legislation

The CSU Board of Directors has endorsed a proposed state ballot initiative to extend a higher income tax on upper-income earners, freeing up funds to support public higher education.

The new measure, “The Children’s Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016,” would extend the high-earner income tax portion of Prop. 30 for another 12 years, but it would not extend the sales tax portion. Prop. 30 was approved by voters in 2012, and its income tax increase is scheduled to expire in 2018.