Following earlier ratification by the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU), the California State University Board of Trustees voted today to approve a new three-year contract agreement. The agreement, which is retroactive to July, 2011 and extends until June, 2014 covers more than 15,000 CSU employees, including administrative and technical support, as well as healthcare and service workers.
"We appreciate that the CSUEU leadership brought their members together and participated in meaningful negotiations that resulted in a new agreement," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "CSUEU's many members are integral to the operation of the university and provide countless valuable contributions to the success of more than 420,000 students."
"This was a tough time to bargain for both sides," said CSUEU VP for Representation Russell Kilday-Hicks. "We appreciate the CSU's engagement at the table, and, though we faced off on many issues, this isn't the time to be fighting internally, considering all the external challenges we jointly face. I hope we can continue to work together to address such issues as state funding and movement through salary ranges as we move forward."