Our Teamsters Local 2010 bargainers negotiated a systemwide IRP Procedure containing several important improvements to the CSU Skilled Trades In-Range Progression (IRP) procedures. We bargained this new procedure under the new IRP language the Union negotiated during our re-opener, which provided for arbitration of IRP denials for the first time. Numerous members have already applied for and received IRPs under this language, and we have been successful in arbitration of denied IRP requests.
Under the new systemwide procedure, our contract now defines the factors that qualify a worker for an IRP, including but not limited to:
- Out-of-class work
Another improvement is that if a requested IRP is denied due to budgetary reasons, an employee may re-apply on the first day of the new fiscal year, July 1. Previous contract language required a worker to wait a whole calendar year – 12 months – from the initial IRP request.
See all the In-Range Progression contract changes by clicking here.
“Our Union is fighting successfully for a fair process so our members will receive the IRPs we deserve,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010. “Our contract language now makes it clear how a worker qualifies to move along the job progression, and also clarifies the criteria so that supervisors and managers can approve the applications.”