June 28, 2018
Vicky McLeod (Unit 9 - Budget Analyst at CSU Fullerton and a member of the CSUEU Legislative Committee) attended the Senate Education Committee Hearing on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Here are her impressions:
Imagine a world with CSU support staff being paid for their performance, longevity, and knowledge. It is a dream that is not far-fetched. AB 1231 (Weber-San Diego) - a steps bill sponsored by CSU Employees Union, was heard Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee and passed unanimously (6-0).
Wednesday's vote shows that fairness is a non-partisan issue. At one point when CSU Sr. Legislative Advocate Andrew Martinez stated, "Steps were brought to the bargaining table," CSUEU Legislative Committee members in the audience gasped. Senator Pan commented, "By the gasp and reaction in the room, I would like to get clarification if steps were brought to the bargaining table." Legislative Director David Balla-Hawkins clarified and stated that steps were not offered at the ...