On behalf of the CSUEU, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Joseph I. Castro, a leader who has deep roots in California and reflects its diversity.
The Office of the Chancellor holds a great deal of power, overseeing the educational success of some 480,000 college students each year while serving as the chief executive to an organization of more than 50,000 employees.
Every CSU employee, regardless of our title, is a stakeholder in the institution that strives to equip the next generation with knowledge, skills, and competency. As the union representing 15,000 support staff that is the operational backbone of the CSU, our working relationship with the Chancellor-select and his leadership team contributes to the overall success of the institution.
The CSU is laying off several hundred Support Staff represented by the CSUEU, and we will not be silent.
The Board of Trustees meets this week (Sept. 21-23) and our members will be seizing their one-minute allotment per speaker during Public Comments on Sept. 22 to voice our protest.
We can show our support by using the same virtual background "green screen" whenever we Zoom today.
Click here to download "No Layoffs" image.
Click here to download "Solidarity" image.
Watch the board meeting livestream here starting at 10 a.m on Tuesday (9/22): https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/board-of-trustees
CSUEU Sept. 18 eNews features:
Getting news that you are being laid off is upsetting under any circumstances. But to learn, via email or a phone call, that you are losing your livelihood – effective the date of the notice – is a gut punch.
That’s what happened to dozens of CSU Fullerton employees who learned on Aug. 28 that they were losing their jobs at the University due to a "lack of work." Once Fullerton human resources management learned that its layoff process violated our union contract (no adequate advanced notice), employees were subsequently provided a 90-day-notice.
In total, the campus is laying off some 70 employees, 46 of whom are CSUEU-represented, with many from the custodial and environmental health departments. As CSUEU Chapter President Jacqueline Otis said: “The University didn’t take into consideration the safety issues of the campus. In the middle of the pandemic, why we would lay off people who clean our buildings? This makes absolutely no sense at all.”
UNION MEETINGS OPEN TO MEMBERSHIP
You must register to attend meetings via video-conference. Click on the Union Calendar to obtain Zoom links for meetings.
Board of Directors: Thursday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Every two weeks
Communications Committee: 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. | First and Third Wednesday of Each Month
Click for the full Union Meeting Calendar