NEWS FROM THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES UNION
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2010
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY STAFF EMPLOYEES RALLY AGAINST CSU LAYOFFS ON MAY 19
Workers from across the San Jose State University campus will rally against layoffs and in support of CSU Employees Union negotiators
What: CSU Employees Union (CSUEU) memberswill rally to heighten awareness of recently announced staff layoffs. Speakers will discuss the layoff notices from the workers’ points of view.
Purpose: The action is intended to show support for CSUEU negotiators as they begin their first day of bargaining with management representatives from the Chancellor’s Office and San Jose State University. They will be exploring any and all options to save jobs so that SJSU can survive these difficult economic times with its support infrastructure intact.
Background: On April 15, San Jose State administrators announced layoff notices to 76 staff members, along with elimination of 49 vacant positions. As of mid-April, the campus employed 3,186 people: 1,816 faculty, 1,184 staff and 186 managers. CSUEU President Pat Gantt’s comment: “We’re committed to saving as many CSUEU-represented staff jobs as possible. At a minimum, we’ll be ensuring that the campus administration abides by the contract in all aspects of this move toward layoffs.”
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Where: Tower Hall, adjacent to the Morris Dailey Auditorium, SJSU
Time: 12 p.m.
Rally Speakers include:
CSUEU President Pat Gantt
CSUEU VP for Representation Russell Kilday-Hicks
CSUEU Chapter 307 President Vera Acevedo
Incorporated in 2005 after serving its members as a division of the California State Employees Association for more than 70 years, the California State University Employees Union (www.csueu.org) has built up a rich record of achievements on behalf of its 16,000 represented employees. Today it represents classified staff members at the California State University’s 23 campuses, as well as the Office of the Chancellor, encompassing such diverse job categories as registered nurses, custodians, groundsworkers, library assistants, graphic specialists, information technology consultants and performing arts technicians, among many others.
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