Teamsters Strike: Campus Operations Update

Monday, November 13, 2023, 4:00pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: Chandra Holte, AVP for Human Resources; Simone Aloisio, Interim AVP for Faculty Affairs and Success

As you may have heard, Teamsters Local 2010 (Teamsters), representing skilled trades workers within the CSU system, has announced plans to hold a one-day systemwide strike on Tuesday, November 14. CSU representatives have not been able to reach an agreement with Teamsters through the collective bargaining process. While we remain committed and are hopeful of reaching an agreement, we want to share some additional information should Teamsters engage locally in a strike on our campus tomorrow.

Sonoma State University will remain open to students, staff, and the public during any such strike activity. The university remains committed as a public institution to providing student instruction and other student services. We anticipate that campus operations, and all administrative services, will be available and scheduled events will be held as planned. Please note there may be picket lines at the entrance to campus. You may cross or choose an entrance that does not have a picket line.

Any employees who engage in strikes will not be paid for time off and are not eligible to use their vacation or other time off accruals. Benefits that are affected by the percentage of time worked during the month may also be affected.

Should a strike occur, the media may also be on campus and ask for comments. If you are approached and do not feel comfortable speaking to a reporter, you may direct their inquiries to Jeff Keating, AVP for Strategic Communications ( 

If any questions or concerns arise surrounding strike activity, please contact Chandra Holte, AVP for Human Resources ( | 707.664.2092) or Simone Aloisio, Interim AVP for Faculty Affairs and Success ( |