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1 Contract Ratification Meetings February 2012

2 Three-year contract Effective from the date of ratification thru June 30, 2014 Effective from the date of ratification thru June 30, 2014 Reopeners on salaries/benefits at request of either party in both and Reopeners on salaries/benefits at request of either party in both and No general salary increase this year No general salary increase this year Salary reopener this year ( ) must include negotiations about CSUs salary structure and the lack of movement through the salary ranges Salary reopener this year ( ) must include negotiations about CSUs salary structure and the lack of movement through the salary ranges

3 Benefits Maintenance of health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, including the Rural Health Care Stipend, for the life of the agreement. Maintenance of health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, including the Rural Health Care Stipend, for the life of the agreement. Parking fees frozen through July 2012 Parking fees frozen through July 2012 Thereafter, Parking Fees cannot be raised more than: Thereafter, Parking Fees cannot be raised more than: One time during each fiscal year One time during each fiscal year More than a max of $3/month (or $36 a year total) More than a max of $3/month (or $36 a year total) May never exceed the amount paid by students May never exceed the amount paid by students No GSI, No Parking Fee increases No GSI, No Parking Fee increases

4 YOU defeated the Parking Fee pay cut management wanted This victory was made possible by the huge member support for the bargaining team! This victory was made possible by the huge member support for the bargaining team! See the CSUEU e-news story See the CSUEU e-news storyCSUEU e-news storyCSUEU e-news story Finally, campuses cannot reduce the total number of non-reserved parking spaces Finally, campuses cannot reduce the total number of non-reserved parking spaces

5 10 articles remain as they were Article 1 Recognition Article 1 Recognition Article 4 Effect of Agreement Article 4 Effect of Agreement Article 6 Concerted Activities Article 6 Concerted Activities Article 11 Personnel Files Article 11 Personnel Files Article 12 Corrective Action Article 12 Corrective Action Article 13 Resignations Article 13 Resignations Article 16 Leaves of Absence without Pay Article 16 Leaves of Absence without Pay Article 19 Overtime Article 19 Overtime Article 23 Health and Safety Article 23 Health and Safety Article 26 Cruise Employees Article 26 Cruise Employees

6 Highlights of Changes to Contract Increased workload and out-of class work are added as new criteria for granting In-Range Progressions (IRPs) Increased workload and out-of class work are added as new criteria for granting In-Range Progressions (IRPs) Procedural changes in Article 5 (Union rights) and Articles 7 and 8 (Grievance and Complaint Procedures). This is especially important for stewards who are handling your grievances Procedural changes in Article 5 (Union rights) and Articles 7 and 8 (Grievance and Complaint Procedures). This is especially important for stewards who are handling your grievances

7 Additional Changes CSU will review the outdated Administrative Support, Administrative Analyst and IT classification series CSU will review the outdated Administrative Support, Administrative Analyst and IT classification series Article 9.3 was modified to make it clear that it is CSU policy to fill vacancies with qualified CSUEU-represented employees (except for emergency hires of less than 90 days) Article 9.3 was modified to make it clear that it is CSU policy to fill vacancies with qualified CSUEU-represented employees (except for emergency hires of less than 90 days)

8 Additional Changes Expansion of eligibility for sick or bereavement leave for persons living in your household Expansion of eligibility for sick or bereavement leave for persons living in your household No involuntary transfer of employees to satellite campuses as a result of contracting out No involuntary transfer of employees to satellite campuses as a result of contracting out Increased parental leave for parents and guardians of older children Increased parental leave for parents and guardians of older children New leave for serving as election precinct officer New leave for serving as election precinct officer

9 Additional Changes CSU insisted upon capping the amount of the fee waiver for doctoral programs. Program was expanded from Ed.D to all doctoral programs CSU insisted upon capping the amount of the fee waiver for doctoral programs. Program was expanded from Ed.D to all doctoral programs Fee waivers for undergraduate and masters degree programs remain the same Fee waivers for undergraduate and masters degree programs remain the same The contract clarifies that employees or dependents cannot be denied access to courses because they are on the fee waiver program The contract clarifies that employees or dependents cannot be denied access to courses because they are on the fee waiver program

10 Additional Changes Requires that involuntary time base reductions (i.e. reduction to a 10/12 schedule) must be governed by lay-off rules Requires that involuntary time base reductions (i.e. reduction to a 10/12 schedule) must be governed by lay-off rules Seniority rights (in reverse order of seniority) are protected in all lay-off situations Seniority rights (in reverse order of seniority) are protected in all lay-off situations Re-employment lists will apply to all types of lay-offs Re-employment lists will apply to all types of lay-offs

11 Additional Changes Whenever the university cites operational needs to deny any requests for leave, telecommuting, or an alternate work schedule, the administrator now must provide a written explanation of the reason (upon employees request) Whenever the university cites operational needs to deny any requests for leave, telecommuting, or an alternate work schedule, the administrator now must provide a written explanation of the reason (upon employees request) CSUEU may appeal any grievances filed on or after July 1, 2011 (when we worked without a contract) to binding arbitration. CSUEU may appeal any grievances filed on or after July 1, 2011 (when we worked without a contract) to binding arbitration.

12 Explanation of the Ratification Process Informational meetings to be held at all campuses and the Office of the Chancellor Informational meetings to be held at all campuses and the Office of the Chancellor On Feb. 23 ballots will be mailed out to all members and fair share fee payers who have addresses on file On Feb. 23 ballots will be mailed out to all members and fair share fee payers who have addresses on file Only members can vote. Join! Only members can vote. Join! CSUEU HQ in Sacramento must receive ballots by March 15th CSUEU HQ in Sacramento must receive ballots by March 15th Ballots counted for each Bargaining Unit Ballots counted for each Bargaining Unit

13 Reasons to Ratify the Contract The Bargaining Team recommends ratification The Bargaining Team recommends ratification This is the best agreement we could get in the face of cuts to CSU of more than $750 million and a corporate-generated climate of hostility towards public workers and their unions This is the best agreement we could get in the face of cuts to CSU of more than $750 million and a corporate-generated climate of hostility towards public workers and their unions The bargaining team negotiated for over eight months. The bargaining team negotiated for over eight months. We were able to hold our own against numerous management take-away proposals We were able to hold our own against numerous management take-away proposals The team has successfully addressed a number of important issues for our members The team has successfully addressed a number of important issues for our members

14 OK, but why ratify? This contract provides stability against arbitrary changes to important benefits and seniority rights during the life of the contract This contract provides stability against arbitrary changes to important benefits and seniority rights during the life of the contract Going back to the table offers no clear advantage and may jeopardize contract provisions which are in place now Going back to the table offers no clear advantage and may jeopardize contract provisions which are in place now A strong vote signals to management that we have wide member support to address the unfinished business of this contract beginning right now … the subjects of salary increases and movement through the salary range A strong vote signals to management that we have wide member support to address the unfinished business of this contract beginning right now … the subjects of salary increases and movement through the salary range

15 Whats next? Continue the campaigns to: Continue the campaigns to: Address the broken compensation and classification system during reopeners Address the broken compensation and classification system during reopeners Fight back against contracting out Fight back against contracting out Address bullying in the workplace and press for campus policies to prevent it Address bullying in the workplace and press for campus policies to prevent it Bring CSU into the 21 st century with work/family- friendly policies Bring CSU into the 21 st century with work/family- friendly policies

16 What can you do? Become a member Become a member Get involved at any level you can Get involved at any level you can Learn about and enforce your contract Learn about and enforce your contract Consider becoming a steward Consider becoming a steward Learn about this years political campaigns: its our future the legislators are debating Learn about this years political campaigns: its our future the legislators are debating Vote and mail back your ballot as soon as you receive it Vote and mail back your ballot as soon as you receive it

17 Any Questions? Visit our website at: Or contact your local steward And get an Answer!


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