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October 11, 2018
Governor Brown’s veto of AB 1231 was a travesty.
As the author of the CSU Employees Union sponsored legislation, I can tell you there was no sound reason why AB 1231 shouldn’t become law. It is simple fairness to give CSU support staff well-earned, and long overdue, salary steps enjoyed by management and faculty as well as the vast majority of other state employees. I am so angry by this injustice, but getting mad isn’t enough. I want you to know that I have recommitted to this cause.
You are the employees who run the University. CSU students, faculty and administrators rely on you to get things done and your work should be respected and appreciated.
We may have suffered a temporary setback with this veto, but I must say that the CSU can’t ignore support staff anymore.
CSUEU was phenomenal in its work on AB 1231. Not only in its lobbying, but also the thousands of personal letters and emails that were sent ...
The bill, sponsored by our Union and supported by a dozen other statewide labor organizations with employees at the CSU, won strong bi-partisan support from both chambers of the state Legislature. Our argument was irrefutable: All other state employees in California receive salary steps. Why not us?
We submitted thousands of personal testimonials to support AB 1231, authored by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). We flooded legislators’ email boxes. We knocked on every door ...
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 ...