Across the state we’re fighting for fair pay!

CSU Teamsters Stand Together Across the State!

Unit 6 Skilled Trades Teamsters stood in solidarity across the state on Dec. 2 and 3, rallying for fair raises from the CSU!

On Oct. 28, CSU management responded to our initial proposal with a single 3% raise that would be effective July 1, 2021. Nothing, zip, zilch, nada was offered for 2020, when Skilled Trades workers continued to keep campuses safe and operational for faculty, staff and administration in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, Dec. 2, we rallied at CSU Northridge outside of Chancellor Joseph Castro’s “deep listening session.” Dozens of members held picket signs, passed out flyers, and let CSU leadership know that we won’t rest until our essential work during this pandemic is fairly compensated!

We followed Thursday’s rally with another action at San Diego State University on Friday, where we picketed again outside of the Chancellor’s event with Secretary-Treasurer Jason Rabinowitz. According to Union Steward Anthony Barbagello who was in the meeting with other Union members, our chants could be heard and they triggered the Chancellor to relay that his late father was a Teamster and would have teased him about being picketed by Teamsters.

Teamsters across the state showed their support Friday for our Union and our Bargaining Team, wearing their #HeroesNotZeroes stickers and Union hats and shirts.

I was proud to rally with our courageous SDSU members, and Chancellor Castro heard our message loud and clear. Our 1,100 essential CSU Teamsters have been working on the front lines throughout the pandemic, putting our lives and safety on the line to keep The University running. Meanwhile CSU has raked in billions in stimulus and state funds, and can afford to be fair with workers.

Our counter to the CSU wage proposal includes a 5% raise for 2020, and an 8% raise for 2021 to compensate us for our essential work keeping campuses safe and open despite the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team deleted our proposed in-range increase due to the fact that CSU has begun conducting a comprehensive salary study that was negotiated with CSU by Teamsters 2010 and our sister Union, CSUEU.

Our Union filed an Unfair Labor Practice complaint with the Public Employment Relations Board on Dec. 6 due to the CSU’s refusal to bargain raises and wages for 2020/2021 according to the signed re-opener agreement.

Our Essential Work is Worth More than ZERO!

In Solidarity,

Teamsters Local 2010