State Audit Slams CSU for Putting Student and Employees at Health and Safety Risk

Submitted by President322 on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 4:54pm

April 24, 2018 in Union News

The CSU "Has Not Provided Adequate Oversight of the Safety of Employees and Students Who Work With Hazardous Materials."

Be sure to look for CSUEU members' interviews with major media outlets addressing Tuesday's state audit of the CSU’s health and safety practices – or lack thereof. Indeed, the report’s findings are quite damning of management.

Lobby Day April 16-17

Submitted by President322 on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:44am

Activists and leaders from all 23 campuses and the Chancellor's office will arrive in Sacramento on April 16-17 to visit our Legislators in the Capitol. For the first time this year, members from APC (Academic Professionals of California) will join forces to deliver letters written by our members in support of AB 1231 (Weber) which would restore step increases to all CSU employees.

For more information regarding this bill read our AB 1231 Fact Sheet.

CSEA Foundation Scholarship Deadline Extended to May 4

Submitted by President322 on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:43am

The California State Employees Association Foundation has extended its 2018 Scholarship Application deadline to May 4, 2018. Applications must be post marked by May 4, 2018.

For more information and to download the Scholarship Application, please visit the
California State Employees Association Foundation web page http://www.calcsea.org/Home/Foundation/Scholarship-Application

CSU Budget Misses the Mark on Staffing and Health and Safety Programs

Submitted by President322 on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:36am

April 13, 2018 in CSU News, Union News

CSU Employees Union is seeking a budget augmentation of $75 million to the 2018-19 CSU budget to protect the health and safety of our employees and students.

As the Union representing more than 15,000 CSU employees, we are seeking additional funding to address the recently documented health and safety failures of the CSU. The funding would directed to infrastructure [labs, stockrooms, etc.] as well as positions affecting biosafety, laboratories, and chemical hygiene.

Why Step Up and Support Step Increases?

Submitted by President322 on Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:50pm

​Message from a member:

For many years at CSUMB, staff received little or zero annual increases. During a budget crisis, we were even asked to give up a day's pay called Furloughs. In addition, we had a hiring freeze in place = someone left, others did their work with no additional pay or hope for a new person. The increases that we've seen in this current contract are great, but we might not see them again.

CSEA FOUNDATION Inc - Scholarship Application

Submitted by President322 on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:44am

Scholarship deadline extended

Founded in 1985, the California State Employees Association Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation supported by fundraisers and tax-deductible contributions from SEIU Local 1000, ACSS, CSR Inc., and CSUEU, SEIU Local 2579 members and the public.

In 2017, the Foundation awarded $15,500 in scholarships to dependents and grandchildren of the following qualified California State Employees Association Affiliate members:

Letter Writing Campaign Begins For CSU Employee Salary Steps

Submitted by President322 on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:36am

Greetings,

The CSUEU campaign to generate thousands of CSU employee letters to state Senators in support of CSUEU-sponsored AB 1231 starts now! The legislation, authored by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, to reinstate 5% annual salary step increases for CSU support staff was approved by the state Assembly yet faces a new challenge in the state Senate.

Is writing a letter to your state Senator worth a 5% annual salary increase to you? We hope so...

Labor Arbitration Institute -Collusion

Submitted by President322 on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:30am

Conference Reporter --- Collusion

It is the word in the news and there are parallels in the workplace. Two nationally prominent labor arbitrators explained at last month's conference about collusion.

Collusion among Bargaining Unit Members
Employees talk about the incident and what the grievant did. This is human nature. It is also human nature that when we hear a story a certain number of times, we start to believe it. It doesn't matter whether that version is true or not, we believe it because it's been repeated to us so many times.