Monday, June 27, 2005

Statewide CSUEU Update

CSU Employees Union Update
June 22, 2005


Bargaining moves forward, though at a snail's pace. We submitted a written proposal to the CSU in February, and four months later they gave us theirs. Rallies in support of our bargaining team have made a real impact. At CSUN, where the team was bargaining on June 13, 14 and 15, well over 100 people from as far away as San Diego participated with whistles, chants, and posters. CFA members joined in as well. See the following link:

[Click Here]

Future bargaining dates are as follows:

  • June 28-30, Chancellor's Office - Observers welcome. Contact your local LRR for information.
  • July 12 -14, Dominguez Hills - Rally planned for July 13. Contact your local LRR for information.
  • July 26-27, San Luis Obispo - Rally details to be announced.

ULP filed alleging that the CSU bypassed the union when it promised a 3.5% raise to all employees

CSUEU has filed an unfair labor practice charge alleging that the CSU bypassed the union when they announced a 3.5% pay increase to employees, failing to state that this is a matter for collective bargaining and not something that the Chancellor can decide unilaterally.

Bargaining proposals from both the union and management are now being posted on our website. Here is the link:
[Click Here]

Steps vs. Open Ranges: Then and Now

CSUEU has also posted a chart comparing the distribution of salaries in 1992, when we still had steps, to 2005, when we have open ranges. You can find this comparison at: [Click Here]

CalPERS adopts new rates for 2006

At a recent meeting of the CalPERS Board they adopted new premiums. Employees will see these new rates during the fall open enrollment period. The basic HMO premium increased to 8.7 percent, the lowest gain since 1999. More info at:
[Click Here]

Governor's supporters lay out plan to attack workers.

In a conference call of the Governor's supporters, the attitude toward public employees and their unions became clear. The corporate interests supporting the Governor wish to demonize public servants.
Special Election news at: [Click Here]

CSUEU Update sent to you by
Pat Gantt, CSU Employees Union President, SEIU Local 2579
SEIU Local 2579, AFL-CIO, CLC
 an affiliate of the California State Employees Association
 1129 10th Street
 Sacramento, CA 95814
 voice (916) 319-4800, ext. 104
 FAX (916) 319-4808


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