A Message from CSUEU President Neil Jacklin I’m very pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Philliou as Executive Director for CSUEU. Jim comes to us with 30 years of experience as a union organizer, labor representative, organizing director, division director and chief negotiator. He has a track record of success leading large organizing campaigns and significant victories at the bargaining table. Jim also brings extensive supervisory experience, including directing dozens of union staff working at local unions from the SEIU Western Region and the SEIU International Union. An attorney with a degree from UC Berkley Law, Jim also holds a Purple Belt in Jujitsu. Jim is excited to take on this position. He sees the Executive Director role as a unique opportunity to support CSUEU’s bargaining, organizing and legislative agendas. Following an extensive nationwide search, our 12-person Executive Director Search Committee, representing members from across our Union, unanimously decided Jim was our top choice. 'I am delighted to join our brothers and sisters at the CSUEU,' said Jim. 'Together we will work to lift up the voices of Support Staff to improve working conditions as well as to build a better future for their families and communities.' The Committee was assisted by the executive search consulting firm of Margolies Potterton and Associates, Union Search LLC. Please welcome Jim into our union family!