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CSUEU: Chapter 312, Northridge

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Upcoming Events

  • 08/13 -- Stewards Council -- OV36
  • 08/20 -- E-Board Meeting -- off campus
  • 09/10 -- Stewards Council -- OV36
  • 09/24 -- E-Board Meeting -- OV36
  • 10/08 -- Stewards Council -- OV36
  • 10/22 -- E-Board Meeting -- OV36
  • 10/29 -- BU 9 Meeting
  • 11/05 -- BU 2 Meeting
  • 03/19 -- Chapter Meeting -- USU Northridge Center
  • 06/25 -- Chapter Meeting -- USU Northridge Center
  • 09/17 -- Chapter Meeting -- USU Northridge Center
  • 12/09 -- Chapter Meeting -- USU Northridge Center


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Updated 06/17/14

{ Executive Board Update }

2014 Budget

In-Range Progression (IRP)

Ballots will be mailed on 26th to the home addresses of all members. Ballots must be received at CSUEU headquarters by 5 p.m. on October 24. If for some reason you haven't received your ballot by September 30, contact Hai-Ling Tang right away with your current address.

Tentative Agreement


The Fight against Outsourcing Continues

CSUEU recently fought another skirmish--and made meaningful gains--in the war over contracting out of our jobs, also known as outsourcing, this time at the Bakersfield campus.

Management has long outsourced custodial services at CSU Bakersfield's library, computing center, and satellite campus. Additionally, several at-large custodial positions are held by contract personnel.

"We were able to hold down the number of outsourced positions," said bargaining team leader and statewide VP for Representation Alisandra Brewer, referring to a meet and confer during the week of September 29. "Plus, the campus agreed to grant immediate permanency to two temporary CSUEU-represented employees. That victory was important not only for supporting employees, but also for fortifying our stronghold at the grassroots level."

"We gained some important territory and held the line in other areas," observed Senior Labor Relations Representative Joseph Jelincic. "This agreement lays the groundwork for future improvements."

During negotiations, Jelincic spoke across the table for the union team, which included Brewer, Bargaining Unit 5 Chair Michael Chavez, and CSU Bakersfield Chapter 310 Chief Steward Kathryn Plunkett and President Ray Finnell.

Chavez noted, "Negotiations also resulted in an agreement from management to employ only CSUEU-represented custodians in the campus' new dormitory complex." The 500-bed complex is expected to open in January. One new custodial job will also be a union-represented position.

The final piece is an agreement to meet and confer again if costs of the contracts exceed minimal percentages-which seems likely, if the experience at other campuses is any guide.

"We expect to be in Bakersfield again," Jelincic added.

View a gallery of 60 photos of the event (click on each thumbnail to the see the entire photo). Learn more about the "Take a Stand!" campaign.

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Last Updated: 10/17/2014
By: Hai-ling Tang

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