Skilled Trades Teamsters Take on State Capitol

Over 60 skilled trades Teamsters from throughout the UC and CSU converged on the State Capitol for our first ever Local 2010 Skilled Trades Lobby Day on Wednesday, June 27. Our members met with the Governor’s office and over a dozen legislators and aides to support more funding to address deferred maintenance at the universities, and to urge them to pass AB 1231, the bill to restore step increases for CSU workers.

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Governor Brown signed the State Budget earlier that morning that included $35 million for each university for deferred maintenance, which the Teamsters and our lobbyists supported.

“Today the entire Legislature saw that the Teamsters were in the house and they heard our message loud and clear,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Local 2010 Secretary-Treasurer. “Skilled Trades Teamsters work hard to keep UC and CSU running safely. But to do our jobs, we need to be properly staffed, correctly classified, and fairly compensated. We need to pass AB 1231 to restore fair compensation to CSU workers, and make a real commitment to funding the huge maintenance backlog at our great Universities.”