CSU Stewards Training 2013
April 25, 2013
Note About Scholarship Applications
We were recently informed by an applicant they had not heard from us regarding a Scholarship application they had filled out. Upon further review, we found out our server was not processing the form correctly, and the applications were not being sent. The problem has been fixed, but if you filled out a Scholarship application on or after March 22, 2013, and you have not received a confirmation email from us, we would ask you to please fill out another application. We apologize for any inconvenience.
April 22, 2013
UCLA Contract Negotiations
Dear UCLA Members,
We will be sunshining the UCLA 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 "UCLA Contract Survey for 2013" or you can copy and paste the link into your browser and fill out the survey.
Herb Dickerson, Business Manager
Gary Comer, Executive Board Member
Tracy Hanamoto, Executive Board Member
April 21, 2013
Victory in Wrongful Termination Case
Dear SETCU Brothers and Sisters:
It is with great pleasure to announce a huge victory for SETC-United by Fred Quiel, SETCU attorney and Karl Chan, UCLA Chief Steward, and Gary Comer, Executive Board Member/UCLA Chief Steward, after long hours of documentation, many, many briefings, phone calls and a whole of lot of time put in preparing for the arbitration hearings for Felton Pollard, UCLA member, for wrongful termination.
Felton Pollard's termination was reduced to a six-month suspension and he is to be immediately reinstated to his former position of employment, back to his original shift and work schedule assignment when discharged, with full back pay, benefits, and seniority less any interim earnings for all time lost from the end of the disciplinary suspension to reinstatement.
On behalf of SETC-United, congratulations Fred & Gary for a job well done in representing our members!
April 10, 2013
A message from The Executive Board
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
As of this date, SETC-United has received only 18 scholarship applications. SETCU has allowed up to 40 scholarships. The deadline is May 31, 2013.
Please remember to update your membership form if you have changed your address or changed your beneficiary by faxing to 707-293-9440 or mailing to: SETC-United Main Office at 960 N. Tustin St., #387, Orange, CA 92867.
The next Quarterly General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2013 at CSU Channel Islands. SETCU Executive Board looks forward to seeing as many stewards and members in attendance who are in the surrounding area.
January 30, 2013
In Memory of Randy Grobe
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
It is with a sad heart that I bring to you the news that Randy Grobe has passed. Many are saddened by his passing but we rejoice with his family in the knowledge that he accomplished many things in life that most people only dream about. He was a leader and a strong advocate of labor. His many years of service to the union movement helped propel SETC-United into the 21st century. He was on many contract bargaining committees, apprenticeship committee, and spent many years on the Board as an Executive Board member, and business manager. He also started our original web page and was known as the "Webmaster."
His latest assignment was the "Global Contracting Out" grievance, which took many of his hours, days and months to prepare. He diligently took on this assignment and through his meticulousness to detail greatly enhanced the Union's position. But this last great challenge will be left for others to finish.
Randy, your contributions to this union will not be forgotten, your sacrifices will not be in vain. SETC-United will carry on the good fight. Thank you for your service...
January 30, 2013
A message from Eduardo Rosales, SETCU Recording Secretary, UCSD Chief Steward
Dear UC Brothers and Sisters:
Just wanted to share the following link in case some of you did not get the UC campuswide email Blast. Just click on the link below to read the January 2013 issue which includes:
- Recaps of the Regents meeting, including the discussion of online education,
- President Yudof's statement regarding his decision to step down in August,
- A story about system-wide HR's plans for your medical insurance for 2014, and
- Profiles of UC people who make a difference.
January 28, 2013
General Membership Meeting at Cal Poly Pomona
Dear SETCU Members:
On behalf of the Executive Board, we'd like to thank all SETCU members for attending the General Membership Meeting on Saturday, 1-26-13 at Cal Poly Pomona. Thank you Cal Poly Pomona members for helping with the set up, posting signs and cleaning up after the meeting. We truly appreciate it.
We'd like to especially thank all the campus stewards who attended representing the members on your respective campus and presenting your report.
The minutes of the 7-28-13 General Membership Meeting and the 4th Quarterly Financial Report have been posted. Please log in to view. The minutes for the October meeting will be posted pending corrections.
January 15, 2013
2012-2014 SETCU/UCI & 2012-2015 CSU Contracts
Happy New Year Brothers & Sisters,
We are delighted to report that the first SETCU/UCI Contract 2012-2014 has been posted under "UC System" tab. Click here to view the PDF. The contract is ready to go to print with the exception of Appendix B (signature page).
The CSU Contract for 2012-2015 was delivered to all Stewards at the CSU campuses this past December. The CSU Contract has also been posted on our website under "CSU System" tab. Click here to view the PDF.
As a reminder, the next Quarterly General Membership meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Cal Poly Pomona. Please refer to upcoming general membership meetings for details. We'd like to encourage members in the southern region especially stewards to attend to discuss union matters and ask questions.