Paycheck Update

Submitted by President322 on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:25am

March 1, 2018 in CSU News, Union News

The Collective Bargaining Agreement was fully ratified January 31, 2018, and is now in full effect. The Chancellor's Office is working with the State Controller's Office (SCO) to issue the pay and change employee pay rates.

The SCO will process the retroactive pay, which will cover July 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. That check will be issued toward the end of March, but all indications are that it will be before the last day of March. That will be first check.

The Extraordinary Sick-Out

Submitted by President322 on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:23am

At last month’s conference, an audience member asked: The Eagles won the Super Bowl and the city (Philadelphia) scheduled a celebratory parade. We are a hospital and we cancelled all approved leave and required all employees to be at work. We wanted to be fully-staffed given the potential for injury from the massive crowds.

The question: What do we do with the employees who called-in sick? We think they called-in sick in order to attend the parade.

Two arbitrators on the panel gave this answer:

Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31

Submitted by President322 on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:21pm

Facts of the case
In 1977, the Supreme Court, in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, upheld against a First Amendment challenge a Michigan law that allowed a public employer whose employees were represented by a union to require those of its employees who did not join the union nevertheless to pay fees to it because they benefited from the union’s collective bargaining agreement with the employer.

Paycheck Update

Submitted by President322 on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:11pm

March 1, 2018 in CSU News, Union News

The Collective Bargaining Agreement was fully ratified January 31, 2018, and is now in full effect. The Chancellor's Office is working with the State Controller's Office (SCO) to issue the pay and change employee pay rates.

The SCO will process the retroactive pay, which will cover July 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. That check will be issued toward the end of March, but all indications are that it will be before the last day of March. That will be first check.

Why Janus v. AFSCME is “an attack on all workers”

Submitted by President322 on Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:11pm

February 26, 2018 in CSU News, Union News

Newsreview.com/Chico. By Marshall Elliott (CSUEU Chico State Chapter President). Organized labor’s struggle to protect workers’ rights has been long-fought in this country and it continues today. On Feb. 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME. But the real goal of the lawsuit is to weaken workers’ ability to gain strength in numbers. A living wage, medical benefits, paid sick time and vacation are all in the crosshairs of the rich and powerful. This is an attack on all workers.

Frequently Asked Questions - Tentative Agreement

Submitted by President322 on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 4:07pm

Frequently Asked Questions - Tentative Agreement
November 20, 2017 in Union News

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Tentative Agreement. New questions and answers will be added on a continuous basis.

Q: Who is eligible for the 3% General Salary Increase (GSI) that is retroactive to July 1, 2017?

All employees in active pay status or on leave as of July 1, 2017 are eligible to receive the 3% salary increase (and retroactive pay). Those hired after July 1, 2017, will receive the next increase effective July 1, 2018.