Latest CSU Salary Proposal Still Inadequate

Our latest round of bargaining with CSU Sept. 5-6 showed that the actions we are taking as Teamsters across the state, together with our sister Unions, are moving CSU to improve its offers. But we need to keep pushing to win the fair contract we deserve. CSU’s latest salary proposal showed progress, but our Teamsters Bargaining Team let CSU know that it is still inadequate.

In its newest proposal, CSU increased the proposed General Salary Increase (GSI) for the current year from 4% to 5%. For the second year, the CSU is proposing a step placement that would be less than 2 percent for the majority of our members. For the third year, CSU did not improve its prior proposal at all, continuing to propose only a 2% GSI and a step increase, which would result in an approximately 3.8% total raise in year three. 

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Our team made clear that CSU’s proposal is still unacceptable.  The increases CSU proposes continue to be inadequate in light of the inflation members are facing, and our hard work and sacrifices over recent years which have kept CSU successful. Worse, CSU maintained its proposals to eliminate in-range progression (IRP) language, a massive takeaway on emergency pay, and tying the step increase to performance evaluations.

Teamsters members know that CSU can afford to pay fairly, with the budget increases it has received from the state, proposed tuition hikes, billions of dollars in reserves, and exploding executive pay. 

Our Teamsters Bargaining Team responded with a salary proposal without takeaways and unnecessary restrictions, that continues to move toward reaching a deal for fair pay for our members’ essential work. It’s critical that we continue to make our voices heard to CSU leaders at the Trustees meeting on Sept. 12 at the CSU Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach.

“Skilled Trades Teamsters at CSU – along with 60,000 Union workers throughout the system – are standing together and ready to do whatever it takes to win the fair contracts we deserve! It’s time for CSU to show real appreciation for the workers who make the University run. Stop the unfair practices and bargain in good faith with Teamsters and all CSU Unions!”