Cal State hires too many managers, needs better budget oversight, state audit finds

Submitted by President322 on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:30am

by Rosanna XiaContact Reporter

A state audit released Thursday found that California State University has been hiring managers and providing them raises at a rate that “significantly outpaced” other employees.

It also raised concerns about budget oversight at the largest public university system in the nation.

California State Audit of the CSU

Submitted by President322 on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:24am

A highly critical state audit of California State University (CSU) personnel and budget practices was released by the California Bureau of State Audits. This audit determined that the CSU hired campus management positions that were unnecessary and provided generous salaries and benefits to executives that were deemed excessive.

Value Us - Promote From Within

Submitted by President322 on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:06am

Article 9 - Employee Status
The CSU is attempting to restrict and devalue our members consideration for promotion and in class progression, as well as eliminating the appeals process and maintains that employees must still serve a probationary period after a reclassification even though the basis for the reclassification was actually performing the duties.
CSUEU is committed to providing a mechanism for our employees to apply and be considered for promotions and to have years of service as a consideration.

Bargaining Team to the CSU Board: Honor the Preamble!

Submitted by President322 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 President322 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 President322 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.

With Pension Reform Looming, These California Departments Went on a Spending Spree

Submitted by President322 on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:47am

From the Sacramento Bee: On the eve of major pension changes that would crimp retirement benefits for new hires, a handful of California government agencies went on a holiday hiring spree.…