Acting Chancellor Relyea: Don’t hold up negotiations!

Teamsters Urge Acting Chancellor to Authorize Movement in Wage Negotiations

Earlier this month, our team responded to CSU’s last counter-proposal on our wages reopener. We matched CSU’s movement but continued to insist on fair pay for both 2020/21 and 2021/22, while CSU still has yet to propose raises for 2020/21.

We expected CSU to respond to our proposal during negotiations on Feb. 22,, but due to Joseph Castro’s abrupt resignation from the Chancellor position on Feb. 17, CSU negotiators informed us that they had not received authority to provide another counter-proposal due to the leadership transition. They stated that it was unclear whether Acting Chancellor Steve Relyea would grant them that authority or wait for an interim Chancellor to be named by the CSU Trustees.

Read the CSU’s last counter-proposal here.

Unit 6 Teamsters can’t afford to wait for fair pay for essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with the skyrocketing cost of living. Our union sent a letter to Acting Chancellor Relyea, CSU negotiators, and Trustees Chair Lillian Kimbell calling upon Relyea to exercise his authority as acting Chancellor to ensure bargaining continues to move forward on our wages reopener.

Regardless of changes in CSU leadership, we will not stop fighting for fair pay and treatment at the CSU!