On Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, our Teamsters Bargaining Team sat down with the CSU and a neutral Factfinding Panel Chair, appointed by the Public Employee Relations Board after the CSU declared an impasse in negotiations, to lay out what’s really going on for CSU workers.
Our presentation to the factfinder demonstrated, thoroughly and conclusively, that the CSU’s flawed pay structure and lack of adequate pay increases have left Unit 6 workers with salaries far below inflation and the cost of living, and even farther behind the market average for our work. Our Union’s economist, Dr. Bunsis, also showed that the CSU has the money to fund the increases we’re asking for and can pay us fairly any time they want.
The factfinder’s report on our session will be made public on Jan. 15, and we’ll provide further information to members then. Teamsters have demanded CSU return to the table and bargain in good faith for a fair contract. If they fail to do so, we are ready to strike Jan. 22-26, together with California Faculty Association