A CSUEU-developed chart showing growth since 1992-93 in SJSU managers and staff, along with faculty (17 percent) and students (six percent), has just been posted: http://bit.ly/9sgV0U . Sources of data were the CSU Office of the Chancellor and CSUEU. “Why are 73 CSUEU-represented workers being laid off when we are not aware of a single manager position being eliminated?” asks San Jose State CSUEU Chapter 307 President Vera Acevedo, referring to the campus administration’s April 15 notice that 76 staff members will be laid off, 73 of them represented by CSUEU. “The growth chart shows a nearly continuous rise in the number of SJSU managers since 2002-03,” says CSUEU President Pat Gantt. “From the dot-com bomb through the Great Recession, SJSU administration has grown and grown without let-up. It’s unfair on the face of it for the campus’ current financial woes to be resolved on the backs of support staff members.” Release of the chart is timed to the first day of layoff negotiations today. The CSUEU bargaining team is meeting on campus with management representatives from the Chancellor’s Office and SJSU all day today and tomorrow to explore options to save jobs. At noon today, CSUEU-represented employees and their supporters across the campus community are set to rally at Tower Hall on the SJSU campus to call for a stop to the cuts and for good faith bargaining on both sides of the table. Details are available at http://bit.ly/bKvAKO Further details about CSUEU are available on the union’s web site, www.csueu.org . About CSUEU 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 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.