Our voices have been heard and the Governor has indicated his interest in elevating the need for merit salary steps for our members at the CSU. The administration has committed to actively work with the Teamsters, CSUEU, SEIU and the CSU to negotiate a fair resolution on step increases over the next few months. In light of this, our unions have determined that the best path forward is to hold AB 369 in the Senate while the CSU is given a final opportunity to proactively and meaningfully negotiate merit salary steps.
We are optimistic that with active engagement from Governor Newsom, and the strength of our unions, we can work together to address our workers’ right to merit steps and stop salary inversion. AB 369 will remain active in the legislative session and will remain an important tool to hold the CSU accountable! We retain the right to bring the bill to the Governor’s desk in the event that negotiations do not result in a fair agreement for workers.
“We appreciate the Governor’s willingness to help us reach a fair resolution on this issue,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010. “The fact that the Unions stood together to move AB 369 is what has gotten us to this point, and Teamsters look forward to productive negotiations with CSU starting next month.”
Stay tuned for more updates on bargaining and how you can help support our bargaining team as we enter contract negotiations.