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CSUEU: Chapter 312, Northridge

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*Please note: Some of the definitions were taken from the Glossary of Terms.

 

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B

  • Bargaining Team: CSUEU members (voted into position) who represent employees in contract negotiations with the CSU.

  • Bargaining Unit: A group of employees determined by PERB to have a "community of interest". CSUEU represents emplolyees in Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, & 9.
  • Benefits of Membership

C

D

  • Disciplinary Action: Consists of reprimands, suspensions and terminations. Stewards cannot represent Fee Payers in these type of actions.
  • Dues-Paying Member: Represented employee who has submitted an application for membership. This employee receives the Benefits of Membership.
  • Duty of Fair Representation: Under HEERA, states that the exclusive representative (which is the union) has a duty to represent all the employees in the unit it represents.

E

  • EERA: The Educational Employer-Employee Relations Act, which is the law that governs collective bargaining for California school employees in grades K through 14. Also known as the Rodda Act.

F

  • Fair Share Fee: Means that if you are represented by a union, you will be charged for the cost of the services you benefit from.
  • Fee Payer: Represented employee who has automatic deductions taken out of their paycheck. This employee does not receive the Benefits of Membership which include representation for disciplinary actions.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

G

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Grievance: Generally defined as any complaint or dissatisfaction of an employee or group of employees with any aspect of his/her/their hours, wages, and working conditions. The MOU defines a grievance more narrowly as any alleged "violation, misapplication, or misinterpretation of a specific term of the Agreement".
    [MOU 7.1]

 

H

  • HEERA:The Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, which is the law governing collective bargaining for employees of the CSU system, the UC system, and Hastings College of the Law. Also known as Berman Act.

I

J

K

L

  • LRR

M

N

O

  • Officer: Executive Board Member who holds the position of either President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary
  • Open Session: A meeting that allows the attendance of Fee Payers and Dues-Paying Members

P

  • PERB: The Public Employment Relations Board, the state agency which administers the provisions of California's three collective bargaining laws (HEERA, SEERA, and EERA).
  • Probation Guide

Q

R

S

  • SEERA: The State Employer-Employee Relations Act, which is the law governing collective bargaining provisions for California civil service employees. Also known as the Ralph C. Dills Act.
  • Skelly Rights: Procedural due process rights afforded all permanent public employees faced with discipline. Employees are entitled to receive a notice of the proposed action, the reasons therefor, a copy of the charges and materials upon which it is based, and an opportunity to respond (1975 California Supreme Court decision).
  • Steward: The "backbone" and "eyes and ears" of the Union. The primary representative of the Union at the
    workplace.

T

U

  • ULP: (Unfair Labor Practice) Under HEERA, it is unlawful for CSU or CSEA to interfere with or discriminate against employees who exercise their rights to join or participate in union activities. It is also unlawful for either CSU or CSEA to refuse to meet and confer in good faith. Nor can the CSU consult with staff councils on any matter within the scope of representation. [GC 3571]

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X

Y

Z

 

 

 

Last Updated: December 8, 2009
By: Claudia Garcia

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