Teamsters: Report to Your Campus Strike Line Tuesday Morning

All CSU Teamsters are urged to join your campus picket line tomorrow morning, Nov. 14, for our one-day strike. You can find your campus start time and location by clicking here.

Our Teamsters Local 2010 Unit 6 Bargaining Team called the unfair labor practice strike at California State University after months of CSU’s numerous unfair labor practices and failure to bargain in good faith with the Teamsters, and after the parties failed to reach agreement in our mediation on Oct. 31. CSU continues to treat skilled trades Teamsters unfairly, continuing their inadequate wage proposals and their insulting insistence on taking away emergency pay and In-Range Progressions 

Our strike is legal and you do not need to notify your supervisor or manager that you will not be reporting for work on Tuesday, as our Union team has provided strike notice to the employer for all of us. Unfortunately, the CSU unlawfully directed workers to provide individual notice through CSU’s attendance system if they intend to strike, however, we are free to disregard this unlawful direction. This is part of CSU’s continued pattern of unfair labor practices, and the Union will take appropriate legal action in response.

Our strike is sanctioned by the two California Teamsters Joint Councils and the California Labor Federation, along with virtually every Central Labor Council in the state, meaning all Union members – and all workers –  have the right to honor our picket lines.

Make sure to complete a full shift of picket duty, and sign in and out with your Picket Captain, in order to qualify for the Teamster Strike Benefit of $100 for the day.  

Our contract expired in June 2023, meaning we are no longer constrained by the no-strike provision in our previous contract. Our strike is legal and a protected action under California law. You cannot be disciplined, fired, or replaced at work for participating. You are not paid for the time you are on strike, however, members who complete picket duty will receive a Teamster Strike Benefit of $100.

By striking, we will demonstrate the strength of our solidarity, because our work makes the CSU work. We will powerfully protest CSU’s unfair practices and mistreatment of workers and the stagnant wages and lack of salary steps that have affected CSU staff for almost 30 years. The CSU’s bad faith bargaining and insulting and substandard wage proposals show that they do not care that dedicated workers are underpaid, understaffed, and unsupported.

“CSU workers are fed up with the University’s unfair labor practices and refusal to show real appreciation for our hard work and sacrifice that has made the University successful. CSU can afford to be fair with workers, and Teamsters are standing together and ready to take effective strike action to make CSU bargain in good faith for the fair contract we deserve!”

Our Teamsters Bargaining Team. From left to right: Tanya Akel, Jose Fuentes, Carlos Sanchez, Ernesto Torres, Matt Mason, Chris Rooney, Drew Scott, Jason Rabinowitz, Aaron Flores, Alex Vermie. Not pictured: Michael Sherritt.