Hello Brothers and Sisters:
Please review below for the latest update on bargaining. Please pass information along to your fellow brothers and sisters.
Our Teamsters Local 2010 Bargaining Team met with management on Tuesday, October 24 at the Chancellors Office in Long Beach, for our first bargaining session since the CSU made its initial inadequate proposal.
The session began with the Cal State team responding to the detailed information request the Teamsters made regarding CSU’s proposal and its revenue and budgeting practices. In response to the Teamster request, the University admitted that its initial proposal was worth only an average of 1.47% per year, as the Teamsters claimed, rather than the higher value the University previously asserted. Our team again made it clear that the proposal was unacceptable, because it did not provide raises to every worker in Unit 6, and because the amount of the proposed raises was insufficient.
The Teamsters gave a presentation, to the CSU management team, based on our wage and market research, establishing our bargaining position and laying out our proposals. The presentation compares how the CSU has held down our wages as compared to inflation and hourly wages at similar institutions.
Then the team presented our initial proposal. The proposal spans two years, includes fair guaranteed, across the board increases for all members of Unit 6, and also addresses several of the pay equity problems facing Cal State’s skilled trades workers.
The Teamsters proposed a two-year agreement to include:
Annual GSIs – Proposed annual General Salary Increases of 3.5% for all workers in each year, equal to what was offered to the Faculty.
Annual IRPs – Proposed a number of fixes to the In-Range Progression process and an annual systemwide IRP pool equivalent to 1.5% of payroll or $1.49 million, each year.
Equity Program – Proposed an Equity Program to address CSU-made wage inequities, to provide annual range increases to members who have not progressed through their range despite many years of dedicated service, equivalent to 2% of payroll or $1.99 million, each year.
Housing Stipend – Proposed instituting a Housing Stipend which would be used to the fact that salary ranges are the same across the state, despite the geographic differences in the cost of living between all the CSU campuses, equivalent to 1.5% of payroll or $1.49 million, each year.
Finally, the bargaining team thanks all the CSU Unit 6 workers who showed solidarity and Teamster strength at their worksites with the highly successful sticker day action. By standing together as Teamsters and wearing our stickers, across the system, we showed CSU our Member Power, and it is making a difference at the table!
Future bargaining dates have been scheduled thru December, with the next session set for November 6 in Oakland at Local 2010’s office.
Safe Campus – Fair Pay
-CSU Bargaining Team
John Van Adrighem