Unit 6: Give your feedback in the CSU Salary Study!

Give your feedback in the comprehensive CSU Salary Study!

Thanks to union organizing on campus and lobbying in Sacramento, an independent consulting firm will conduct a comprehensive study of the salary structure for non-faculty staff at the CSU.

The CSU worked with CSUEU and Teamsters 2010 leaders to secure funding in the 2021 State Budget (Senate Bill 129) for this independent evaluation. Mercer Consulting was awarded the contract after evaluation by a committee including Teamsters Skilled Trades Director Drew Scott, CSUEU Executive Director Jim Philliou, and CSUEU President Catherine Hutchinson.

Local 2010 fought tirelessly with our fellow union to make this study a reality. Clear and accurate information on CSU salaries is more important than ever– especially as the CSU continues to delay bargaining on 2020-2021 wages for Unit 6 workers, prompting Local 2010 to file an Unfair Labor Practice charge to try and stop these delaying tactics.

Be sure to share your feedback on the CSU’s salary structure at an upcoming focus group! Invitations went out December 6 to all CSU staff.

“I’m glad CSU leadership have finally seen reason and helped us move forward on this critical study. After months of dismissiveness from CSU managers who told us our members’ salary needs were unreasonable, this study, supported by CSUEU and the CSU, will show clearly the need for change in the CSU’s salary structure.”

The study will evaluate existing salary structures and issues of salary inversion as well as providing recommendations, if applicable, for alternative salary models for CSU’s non-faculty staff currently covered by collective-bargaining agreements, including but not limited to an annual salary steps model.

Mercer will produce its first draft report by mid-March 2022. CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro will then report the recommendations to the State Director of Finance and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for their review and consideration, as required in Senate Bill 129.

"Getting this study done is an important legislative win for the Teamsters and our sister unions. The lack of salary steps and equitable pay for essential workers at CSU is unacceptable and Teamsters will keep fighting for fair raises that our members deserve."