Teamsters Stop Two Layoffs at SFSU

Our Fight to Protect Our Jobs Continues

Teamsters Stewards and our Union representative worked together to file grievances due to the CSU not following our Union contract regarding layoff order and already saved two workers’ jobs at San Francisco State University. Our Union continues to fight for the other nine workers laid off at that campus, as well as those issued layoffs notices at other CSU campuses.

Layoff notices have been issued to nine Skilled Trades workers at CSU Fullerton, four at CSU Sonoma, and three at CSU Monterey Bay. Teamsters are at various stages of the negotiations process that is guaranteed by our Union contract.

“Our Union will continue to fight every layoff, tooth and nail. Teamster members’ hard work has built CSU into a wealthy, successful institution. CSU should use its billions in reserves to avoid layoff and protect essential workers’ jobs.”

Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary Treasurer

Current Layoff Fight Actions

  • Members at San Francisco State participated in a socially distanced rally and car caravan against layoffs on Saturday, Sept. 12.
  • More than 10 members, including some who received layoff notices, plan to speak during public comment before the CSU Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 22.
  • Teamsters lobbyists in Sacramento will notify legislators of the districts in which the CSUs are located and the Governor that the campuses are not following the budget’s expectation that CSU use its large, unrestricted reserves to mitigate impacts, including layoffs. We will call on the Governor and legislators to take action and challenge the CSU to follow through on this expectation.
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