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CSU Seeks Changes in Benefits and Layoffs

BARGAINING UPDATE #1 - February 9, 2017

Full contract bargaining has kicked off with an exchange of outlines of the union’s and CSU’s respective bargaining proposals. This exchange of initial proposals, known as the sunshine process, is required before the parties meet face-to-face at the bargaining table.

The CSU administration’s sunshine proposal seeks to make yet-to-be-disclosed changes to the benefits and layoff sections of the contract, among other proposed adjustments.

CSUEU’s proposals, on the other hand, include increases in the opportunity for employees to progress through their salary ranges while promoting advancement, retention, and equity in the workforce. The union intends to propose other improvements throughout the contract.

CSUEU will stand strong against any attempt to cut to our benefits or changes that would negatively impact our members.

“We’re ready to fight if we need to,” says Vice President for Representation Rocky Sanchez. “We know our members demand a fair contract.”

It’s vital to stay informed as bargaining progresses! You can receive bargaining updates via text message or directly to your e-mail inbox. Text the word CSUEU to 787753 from your phone or sign up online to get breaking negotiation updates.

The contract between CSUEU and CSU expires on June 30, 2017, and formal negotiations will start on February 14 at the Office of the Chancellor. 

Support your bargaining team, stay tuned, and stay active!

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