CSU Wage Reopener
Bargaining Update: December 20, 2017
Our Teamsters Bargaining Team met with the CSU on December 18 in Oakland at the local office. We took feedback from the members to craft a response to the CSU’s last proposal.
Our team considered the following counter fair and reasonable. It allows our members to have concerns addressed which will provide across the board increases, and assist in fixing the equity problems.
The Teamsters offer included:
- General Salary Increases
- 3.11% in FY 2017-18, and;
- 4% in FY 2018-19 and;
- 4% in FY 2019-20.
- Equity Funding
- $1,488,000 funding pool for 2017-18, and;
- $1,534,000 funding pool for 2018-19.
- In Range Progression
- Standardize systemwide guidelines and procedures
- Create a fair and consistent IRP process
- IRP denials to be subject to grievance and arbitration
We extended our proposal to include a year three. This will allow our members the opportunity to secure guaranteed wage increases into the future. As the CSU continues on a path of under-funding, we are committed to making every effort to secure better wages.
CSU did not accept our proposal and did not make a counter to improve on their previous offer. The CSU continues to ignore the equity concerns which they brought to light during these bargaining sessions. We continue to push the need for equity adjustments for our members.
After extended talks, both sides decided to move bargaining to mediation. This will allow both sides to present proposals to a neutral party to assist in finding solutions which will address the concerns for all our members.
In the meantime, we will continue to stand together as Teamsters to take action for a fair contract. The team will be meeting with all stewards over the next few days to put together a plan for action. Every member needs to stay involved so we will increase our power at the table.
SAFE CAMPUS FAIR PAY
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