New & Noteworthy

June 4, 2014

CSU Re-Openers for Salaries Requested

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On April 30, 2014, SETCU requested CSU re-openers for salaries (Article 24) for the fiscal year 2014/2015 pursuant to Article 24 of our CBA.

What follows is a time line of responses since our request.

In an effort to keep you all informed of what's going on in your Union, we will be making a greater effort in posting current events and information on our website. I appreciate your patience and continued support.

Over the next several months, we will be getting extremely busy with not only the CSU re-openers for salaries but we will be coming into sunshining for the CSU contract. I encourage all Unit 6 members to take an interest in these issues and feel free to make suggestions or forward any information that you feel would benefit our goals of increasing our salary structure and making our contract stronger. For instance, at one of the CSU campuses, they are having an issue with CTO and how management utilizes it to their advantage. On another campus, it's their interpretation of how and when we can use vacation or sick leave, and you may be having an issue with the continuous and ongoing problem of working out of classification not to mention the contracting out of Our Work!

All of these if not more may be happening on your campus and we may or may not know about it. So by sharing amongst ourselves relevant issues and information we will be helping ourselves become United and Stronger which is what they don't want. So let's not give them what they want!

Click here to view correspondence.

Stay tuned for upcoming information.

Thank you very much.

Carl Kimberlin
Business Manager

June 1, 2014

2014 Scholarship Recipients

We'd like to thank you all for submitting your scholarship application essays. As much as we would like to fund all of the 74 scholarship applications we received, unfortunately we can only fund 40. Applicants who did not receive a scholarship in the last two years and applied again this year are given priority selection.

The following scholarship applicants will receive $500 (checks will be mailed out the first week of June) from the SETC-United John R. Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund for 2014. The SETC-United Memorial Scholarships are made possible by a generous commitment from the members of SETC-United who all donate a portion of their member dues to provide permanent scholarship support to students like you, every year.

Congratulations again on being selected and best of luck to you as you continue your studies. We look forward to hearing of your success!

  • Name
  • Qualifying Member Campus
  • Andrew Adams
  • San Jose
  • Jocelyn Alvarado
  • San Francisco
  • Tristan Biles
  • Long Beach
  • Ashley Candia
  • UCI
  • Andrew Castillo
  • UCI
  • Amanda Castillo
  • San Francisco
  • Adam Chang
  • Fullerton
  • Enrique Chavez
  • Fullerton
  • Kelly Dejong
  • Fullerton
  • Sonja Downing
  • UCM
  • Juan Garay
  • San Francisco
  • Michael Heering
  • San Jose
  • Franklin Griggs
  • Humboldt
  • Shane Hernandez
  • UCI
  • Emily Highstreet
  • East Bay
  • Lisa Hoffman
  • San Diego
  • Bridgette Homstad
  • San Bernardino
  • Arielle Huitron
  • UCLA
  • Madison Jordan
  • Northridge
  • Samantha Kelly
  • Sacramento
  • Jennifer Ledesma
  • UCI
  • Daniela Magana
  • San Marcos
  • Eric Martinez
  • Northridge
  • Valerie Ostrowski
  • Fullerton
  • Daniel Paine
  • Long Beach
  • Jason Ramirez
  • Monterey Bay
  • Bryce Raney
  • Sacramento
  • Brianna Rodriguez
  • UCLA
  • Christopher Scyphers
  • San Francisco
  • Justin Segura
  • Fullerton
  • Danielle Slater
  • Northridge
  • Kerry Smith
  • UCSD
  • Robert Soza
  • UCSD
  • Francisco Tejeda
  • Stanislaus
  • Kayla Tilton
  • San Diego
  • Tino Todorovic
  • UCSD
  • Jesus Valenzuela
  • Long Beach
  • Stephen Watson
  • San Francisco
  • Wes Zuffinetti
  • Bakersfield

May 4, 2014

Attention Scholarship Applicants

Dear Scholarship Applicants,

If you submitted an scholarship application prior to February 29, 2014, please resubmit your application. Scholarship applications received prior to this date were on the the old email server and unretrievable.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

April 10, 2014

General Membership Meeting

Dear Members,
Our next Quarterly General Membership meeting is being hosted by CSU Monterey Bay on Saturday, April 26, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

We would like to encourage all members and especially stewards from the surrounding campuses to attend to obtain information on contract negotiations, financials, grievances, ULPs, etc.

Don't miss the opportunity to talk about issues that are important to you.

For further information on location and directions, click here.

Carl Kimberlin
Business Manager

March 18, 2014

Building Service Engineer at San Diego State

Dear Members,
San Diego State University is currently recruiting for a Building Service Engineer. Please click here to view posting.

Chris Sprofera
Executive Board Member

February 1, 2014

Changing Email Servers

Dear Members,
We are in the process of changing over our email servers. There should not be any interruption of service. Members, who have an setc-united.org email, will need to set up new passwords and migrate their email from the old servers, if they choose. We will be posting further instructions, once the accounts are ready.

January 17, 2014

John R. Connor Memorial Scholarship Applications

Dear Members,
Applications for the SETC-United, John R. Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund are now being accepted. To access the scholarship application, simply click on the "Inside SETC" tab in the menu navigation and you will find the link under the "For Our Members" section.

Completed applications must be submitted online by May 31, 2014.

Thank you.

Carl Kimberlin
Business Manager

January 11, 2014

UCI Contract Negotiations

Dear UCI Members,
We will be sunshining the UCI contract for the upcoming contract negotiations very soon. We need your input as to what you feel is important for the contract. Please take the time to voice your suggestions, changes, additions, etc., by filling out the following contract survey. Just click on the link below to access the "UCI Contract Survey for 2014" or you can copy and paste the link into your browser and fill out the survey.

Click here to take the survey

Carl Kimberlin
Business Manager

Brian Maloney
Executive Board Member/UCI Chief Steward

November 26, 2013

2013/2014 SETCU-CSU Contract Re-opener

The CSU Board of Trustees has approved a 1.34% salary increase for all Unit 6 members in active status, or on leave, as of July 1, 2013. The increase shall be paid pro-rata for employees who are less than full time.

All Unit 6 salary range minimums and maximums for all classifications shall be increased by 1.34%. These changes shall be effective July 1, 2013.

The general salary increase shall be effective July 1, 2013.

Please note that it could take several months for the above to get processed through the State Controller's Office. Click here to view the proposal.

Carl Kimberlin
Business Manager

November 1, 2013

STATE EMPLOYEES' TRADES COUNCIL-UNITED EXECUTIVE BOARD 2013 ELECTION RESULTS

Dear Members:
The Election Judges have now written to say that they have dismissed two election protests and have completed their work, effectively certifying that the results of the SETC-United Officers election are final. The new officers are as follows:

Business Manager Carl Kimberlin, CSU Los Angeles
President Kenneth Sanchez, CSU Fullerton
Vice President Chris Sprofera, San Diego State
Secretary/Treasurer Linda Chang, CSU Fullerton
Recording Secretary Gary Kestel, San Jose State
Executive Board Member Gary Comer, UC Los Angeles
Executive Board Member Tracy Hanamoto, UC Los Angeles
Executive Board Member Brian Maloney, UC Irvine
Executive Board Member Willian Heaps, UC San Diego
Executive Board Member Joe Mendoza, CSU Fresno
Executive Board Member Dave Hagstrom, San Francisco State
Executive Board Member James Boothe, CSU San Bernardino

SETC-United Executive Board

JOHN CONNOR REMEMBERED

In remembrance of John Connor, Business Manager 1982 - October 18, 2009

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He chose to take the best!

October 14, 2013

STATE EMPLOYEES' TRADES COUNCIL-UNITED EXECUTIVE BOARD 2013 ELECTION RESULTS

Dear Members:

On Thursday, October 10th, the ballots for all SETC-United Officers and Board Members were counted in by a third party election company retained by the Executive Board to conduct this election, True Ballot, Inc. In accordance with SETCU's Election Rules, which are available at this link, http://www.setc-united.org/pdf/Election_Posting_No3.pdf, persons wishing to challenge the election results on account of an alleged violation of the Election Rules may do so up until the close of business on the tenth (10th) calendar day following this posting of the election results. Accordingly, an election challenge or protest must be filed by the close of business, 5 PM, on Thursday, October 24. Note that the election rules expressly state the time limit for filing an election protest will be strictly construed and that an election protest "must include a detailed statement of the reasons for the election protest and the names and contact information of individuals who purportedly have information supporting the election protest or other relevant information or it is subject to be summarily dismissed." To view the certification supplied by the election company and vote totals, click here.

The persons elected to office are listed as follows:

Business Manager Carl Kimberlin, CSU Los Angeles
President Kenneth Sanchez, CSU Fullerton
Vice President Chris Sprofera, San Diego State
Secretary/Treasurer Linda Chang, CSU Fullerton
Recording Secretary Gary Kestel, San Jose State
Executive Board Member Gary Comer, UC Los Angeles
Executive Board Member Tracy Hanamoto, UC Los Angeles
Executive Board Member Brian Maloney, UC Irvine
Executive Board Member Willian Heaps, UC San Diego
Executive Board Member Joe Mendoza, CSU Fresno
Executive Board Member Dave Hagstrom, San Francisco State
Executive Board Member James Boothe, CSU San Bernardino

SETC-United Executive Board

September 25, 2013

Attention SETCU/CSU Unit 6 Employees

On Monday, September 23, 2013, SETCU reopened wages and sunshined for a 1.34% GSI. CSU will sunshine November 5, 2013.

Herb Dickerson
Business Manager

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