The California State University (CSU) and the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) have reached a tentative agreement on a successor contract. The new three-year collective bargaining agreement will run through June 30, 2020. CSUEU is the university's largest staff union and represents more than 16,000 CSU employees. These employees work in a wide variety of positions ranging from registered nurses to custodians, police dispatchers and accountants.

"Every CSU employee contributes to the success of our students, and I'm delighted with this agreement that now awaits ratification. We value all of these contributions, from daily interactions with students to the behind-the-scenes work that goes into keeping campuses operating," said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. "Recruiting and retaining employees of the highest caliber are vital to our efforts to improve student achievement through Graduation Initiative 2025, so it is imperative that the CSU provide appropriate compensation."

Under the successor collective bargaining agreement, CSUEU-represented employees will receive three percent general salary increases on July 1, 2017 (retroactive), July 1, 2018 and July 1, 2019.

Current full-time employees will receive a one-time employee recognition bonus of $650 on ratification of the successor agreement by the CSU Board of Trustees. Employees in less than full-time positions shall receive the recognition bonus pro rata to the time-base of their appointment.

Effective July 1, 2017, salary schedule minimums below $2,600 per month will be increased to a minimum of $2,600 per month.

Additionally, effective July 1, 2018, CSUEU-represented employees new to the CSU shall receive full health benefits upon retirement at age 52 with at least 10 years of service credit. (Currently employees may retire and receive full benefits after five years of service credit).

Please click to review the full tentative agreement. The tentative agreement will brought to the CSU Board of Trustees for ratification at their January meeting.


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