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CSU Wage Reopener

Bargaining Update: February 6, 2018

 
Our bargaining team met with the CSU in mediation on Friday, February 2, 2018.  After the great rallies at the CSU Board of Trustees and at campuses across the state, we entered bargaining empowered and looking to continue the fight to bring fair wages, equity adjustments, and better IRP language for all our members.  
 
Under the terms of mediation, we are not allowed to discuss what matters were discussed during this time.  However, with our newfound Teamster power, we are working hard in bargaining towards bringing our members a fair contract.   We set another mediation date for Tuesday, February 13, and we hope to continue our progress.
 
By standing together as Teamsters, we are showing the CSU our power and strength.  Our bargaining team will be in contact with all stewards about any updates on supporting your brothers and sisters.  If you have any questions, please contact your Union Representative.


Bargaining Update: December 20, 2017

 
Our Teamsters Bargaining Team met with the CSU on December 18 in Oakland at the local office.  We took feedback from the members to craft a response to the CSU’s last proposal.
 
Our team considered the following counter fair and reasonable.  It allows our members to have concerns addressed which will provide across the board increases, and assist in fixing the equity problems.
 
The Teamsters offer included:

  • General Salary Increases
    • 3.11% in FY 2017-18, and;
    • 4% in FY 2018-19 and;
    • 4% in FY 2019-20.
  • Equity Funding
    • $1,488,000 funding pool for 2017-18, and;
    • $1,534,000 funding pool for 2018-19.
  • In Range Progression
    • Standardize systemwide guidelines and procedures
    • Create a fair and consistent IRP process
    • IRP denials to be subject to grievance and arbitration
We extended our proposal to include a year three.  This will allow our members the opportunity to secure guaranteed wage increases into the future.  As the CSU continues on a path of under-funding, we are committed to making every effort to secure better wages. 

CSU did not accept our proposal and did not make a counter to improve on their previous offer.  The CSU continues to ignore the equity concerns which they brought to light during these bargaining sessions.  We continue to push the need for equity adjustments for our members.

After extended talks, both sides decided to move bargaining to mediation.  This will allow both sides to present proposals to a neutral party to assist in finding solutions which will address the concerns for all our members.

In the meantime, we will continue to stand together as Teamsters to take action for a fair contract. The team will be meeting with all stewards over the next few days to put together a plan for action.  Every member needs to stay involved so we will increase our power at the table.  


 

Bargaining Update: Dec. 6, 2017


Our Teamsters Bargaining Team met with the CSU on November 27-28 where it was our turn to respond to Management’s offer.

After further review and consideration, we proposed a counteroffer that still addressed many of the concerns of our membership.  Our team considered the following counter fair and reasonable.

Our two-year counteroffer included:

  • General Salary Increases
    • 3.11% in FY 2017-18, and;
    • 4% in FY 2018-19.
  • Equity Funding
    • 2% funding pool for 2017-18, and;
    • 2% funding pool for 2018-19.
  • In Range Progression
    • Standardize systemwide guidelines and procedures
    • Create language to simplify and streamline process

Our offer pushes the agenda of our members  by addressing your concerns surrounding IRP’s and equity while getting across the board increases for all members. 
 
After two days of meeting, the CSU rejected our proposal and stands with their previous insufficient offer which does not address the equity problems identified by our members.
 
The CSU’s two-year offer on Salary and Benefits Articles includes: 

  • General Salary Increases
    • 3.11% in FY 2017/18, and;
    • 3.00% in FY 2018/19.
  • Recognition Bonus
    • $650 one-time payment – prorated based on appointment.
  • Retiree Health Vesting
    • 10-year vesting period for all new Unit 6 hires (current 5-year vesting would remain intact for all current employees). 
Negotiations will be taking place on December 18-19.  We will continue to build strength in the workplace for a safe campus and fair pay

If you have any questions, talk with the stewards on your campus or reach out to your board members.  And if you have not done so, click here to take our survey on staffing levels and maintenance needs on your campus. 

Please ensure you talk with your brothers and sisters on campus to make sure they are all aware of bargaining.

Bargaining Update: Nov. 8, 2017

 
Our CSU Teamsters Bargaining Team met with management on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Oakland at Local 2010’s Northern California office. It was Cal State’s turn to respond to Teamsters Local 2010’s
last proposal – and they did.
 
We are pleased to report that we have been successful in getting the University to improve their initial proposal, and address our demand for GSIs for all Unit 6 workers.  However, the offer is still not sufficient, as it doesn't address the equity problems across the CSU system that we have identified. In fact, the proposal is regressive in the sense that CSU withdrew it previous proposal to institute an Equity Program to provide increases to those with long-term service who have not progressed through their range. Our team made it clear that CSU must address inequity because many members have been stuck on the salary scale, and sliding further behind market comparables.
 
The CSU’s two-year offer on Salary and Benefits Articles includes:

  • General Salary Increases
    • 3.11% in FY 2017/18, and;
    • 3.00% in FY 2018/19.
  • Recognition Bonus
    • $650 one-time payment – prorated based on appointment.
  • Retiree Health Vesting
    • 10-year vesting period for all new Unit 6 hires (current 5-year vesting would remain intact for all current employees). 
  • Salary Equity
    • Withdrew previous proposal
    • No proposal to address equity, IRP’s or cost of housing
The Teamsters will be making a counter-proposal at our next bargaining session scheduled for November 20 and 21.
 
In the meantime, we will continue building strength and our campaign for a Safe Campus and Fair Pay. Look for a communication from Teamsters Local 2010 in the next few days, asking you to identify safety and maintenance issues on your campus. After all, we know that is our daily contributions – the critical renewal and repair projects that are part of the deferred maintenance backlog, including health and safety concerns at each campus – that avert building and campus shutdowns.
 
Safe Campus – Fair Pay

 

Bargaining Update: Oct. 30, 2017

 
On Friday, our bargaining team met with CSU for reopener negotiations, and CSU finally passed a wage proposal after months of delay.  While we appreciate CSU making a first offer, unfortunately it is wholly unacceptable for the hardworking men and women of Unit 6 because it contained no general salary increases, and would leave 60% of the bargaining unit with no raise for two years.  Therefore, our team rejected the proposal and will be passing a counter-proposal in the next bargaining session.
 
The CSU proposal was as follows:

  • A 0% general salary increase (GSI) over two years (2017 and 2018).
  • No changes to the broken In Range Progression system.
  • An equity increase worth, on average, approximately 1.5% of total compensation in each of 2017 and 2018, with increases to be provided to only about 40 percent of the bargaining unit under a formula devised by CSU.
While we welcome CSU’s willingness to address inequities, since many members have not progressed through their range after many years of service, CSU’s proposal is totally inadequate because it contains no GSIs.  The proposal would only give raises to some members; 60 percent of our members would receive no raise in year one, and nearly 70 percent would receive no raise in year two.
 
Our bargaining team made clear that we insist on a fair and equitable offer, which gives increases to all workers: addressing increased cost of living, recognizing productivity increases, and workload issues. This is in addition to establishing a path forward to begin to tackle the longstanding equity issues, which the CSU is responsible for creating.
 
Building strength as Teamsters is the only way for CSU Skilled Trades Workers to fight back against depressed wages, growing wage-equity issues, and longstanding staffing issues that has resulted in a ~$2.6 billion backlog of deferred maintenance.
 
It is vital that we all continue to build power on our local campuses and at our workshops. We must not allow CSU to divide us – we are stronger together. Details about a systemwide job action around our next bargaining session on October 24 and 25 are will be coming soon.
 
Safe Campus, Fair Pay!


 




 
 
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