“This battle will be won!”
~ Dr. Shirley Weber to CSUEU members last year following Gov. Brown’s veto of the CSUEU-sponsored bill to reinstate salary steps.
Click here for Dr. Weber’s entire message.
It’s a new year, with a new governor and new opportunities. Last year's veto was only a temporary setback. CSUEU has reintroduced this critical legislation and Dr. Weber will continue to author our bill.
The new bill, AB 369 (Weber), will restore an annual 5% salary step for CSU support staff with a satisfactory performance evaluation.
CSU support staff are the only state employees who do not receive salary steps. These merit-based salary increases were taken away by the CSU in 1996, and since then the CSU has refused to negotiate salary steps. Over the past two decades, the workers who oversee the functions and operations of the CSU haven’t earned a fair and equitable wage even as the CSU continues to profit from intentionally neglecting its employees.
As CSUEU members, we will again need you to engage in this campaign through legislative visits, letters and emails. The CSU will no longer be allowed to mistreat the employees who are the backbone of the University.
“Let us recommit ourselves while also reminding ourselves what history teaches us: Acts of injustice take multiple battles to overcome. If you’ve been standing on the sidelines, you can no longer be complacent,” said Dr. Weber.
CSUEU will continue meeting with legislators to ask for their support. The first hearing of the Assembly Higher Education Committee is scheduled on March 5th. We do not know when AB 369 will be heard, but we will announce the date as soon as we know it. Similar to last year, CSUEU members' active participation will help ensure the success of this important legislation.
If you haven’t contributed to the CSUEU PAC, we encourage you to do so. We use PAC monies to support our voices in the Legislature and to support legislators who have a strong record endorsing our issues.
If you haven’t renewed your CSUEU membership, then now is the time to do so.
Join us. Only together will we win this battle!