June 28, 2018
Be sure to look for CSUEU members' interviews with major media outlets addressing Tuesday's state audit of the CSU’s health and safety practices – or lack thereof. Indeed, the report’s findings are quite damning of management.
Legislative Committee Chair Kim Harrington and CSUEU VP for Finance Cathy Hutchinson spoke with reporters from CBS, the LA Times, Capitol Public Radio, and other media to drive home our message that the CSU has far too long operated without accountability … putting the health and safety of students, employees, and the community at risk.
The full audit is here: http://bsa.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2017-119.pdf
Here are some key take-aways. And remember, it's We, Union Members, who are leading the way for change!
Today’s report shows that:
The CSU does not have adequate policies and processes to protect the health and safety of those who work with or near hazardous materials – this includes our student population.
The CSU has repeatedly ignored recommendations and failed to address deficiencies cited by the university auditor.
And it’s not like the CSU did ...
The audit – requested by the CSU Employees Union (CSUEU) and authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) – was unanimously approved last year by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee in response to disturbing trends that threaten the health of CSU campuses, and strong evidence that CSU regulations and state laws are being usurped or ignored:
At CSU Sacramento, a 10-month delay occurs before the campus community is notified of lead in the drinking ...