More than 50 Local 2010 members hit the State Capitol in full force on June 5th showing Teamster power in support of our bills for fair treatment of workers. The day started early with travel to Sacramento and kicked off with a brief orientation, then members hit the hallways to meet with over a dozen legislators and aides in support of restored salary steps for California State University workers, and paycheck protections for University of California workers.
“It was an unforgettable experience to speak directly with California’s lawmakers, or their proxies, and convey the importance of passing AB 369 and SB 698 and their benefits to Teamsters working for the UC and CSU systems,” said UCLA Steward Jeannette Hernandez.
“Today our members made our presence felt in the Capitol and took a strong stand for fair treatment for working people,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010.
SB 698 would amend the Labor Code to require the University of California (UC) to follow the same rules as private employers to pay workers properly and on time. Failure by the University to do so allows employees to take legal action for back wages and penalties.
AB 369 will restore salary steps for CSU workers, including our skilled trades Teamsters, and provide much needed parity with all other state agencies and state employees. The California State University (CSU) is the only California state agency that eliminated salary steps for its employees.
Our lobbying work has just begun. If you would like to get involved and help with the passage of these bills, here’s what you can do! Click here for the CSU bill (AB 369) letter writing campaign. We are also asking all members to share with Governor Newsom how UC and CSU’s refusal to pay workers properly affects you and your family and to urge him to sign both AB 369 and SB 698 by using the contact information below. Thank you!
Click here to see all pictures from our June 5th Lobby Day.