Brothers and Sisters:
Our CSU Teamsters Bargaining Team met with management on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Oakland at Local 2010’s Northern California office. It was Cal State’s turn to respond to Teamsters Local 2010’s last proposal – and they did.
We are pleased to report that we have been successful in getting the University to improve their initial proposal, and address our demand for GSIs for all Unit 6 workers. However, the offer is still not sufficient, as it doesn’t address the equity problems across the CSU system that we have identified. In fact, the proposal is regressive in the sense that CSU withdrew it previous proposal to institute an Equity Program to provide increases to those with long-term service who have not progressed through their range. Our team made it clear that CSU must address inequity because many members have been stuck on the salary scale, and sliding further behind market comparables.
The CSU’s two-year offer on Salary and Benefits Articles includes:
- General Salary Increases
- 3.11% in FY 2017/18, and;
- 3.00% in FY 2018/19.
- Recognition Bonus
- $650 one-time payment – prorated based on appointment.
- Retiree Health Vesting
- 10-year vesting period for all new Unit 6 hires (current 5-year vesting would remain intact for all current employees).
- Salary Equity
- Withdrew previous proposal
- No proposal to address equity, IRP’s or cost of housing
The Teamsters will be making a counter-proposal at our next bargaining session scheduled for November 27 and 28.
In the meantime, we will continue building strength and our campaign for a Safe Campus and Fair Pay. Look for a communication from Teamsters Local 2010 in the next few days, asking you to identify safety and maintenance issues on your campus. After all, we know that is our daily contributions – the critical renewal and repair projects that are part of the deferred maintenance backlog, including health and safety concerns at each campus – that avert building and campus shutdowns.
Safe Campus – Fair Pay
-CSU Bargaining Team
John Van Adrighem