labor relations:
relations between management and labor esp. as involved in collective bargaining and maintenance of contract.
—Merriam Webster Dictionary

APC is the exclusive representative of all California State University employees in Unit 4, Academic Support, regarding their terms and conditions of employment. As such, APC engages in collective bargaining with CSU management about the Collective Bargaining Agreement (a/k/a “Memorandum of Understanding” or “Contract”) covering these terms and conditions of employment. APC also represents Unit 4 members in grievances against CSU management to ensure the enforcement (a/k/a “maintenance”) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

For other news from APC,

To become a member of APC,
visit APC Help Desk


PERB Gives Employees Presumptive Right to Use Their Employer´s E-Mail System During Non-Working Hours for Protected Communications

Employers Who Access Such E-Mail Messages Without Employee´s Permission May Commit Unfair Practice


On May 16, 2018 we wrote here: 

"If you are a union steward or a union member and you want to communicate with anybody about a pending grievance or a discipline appeal, or even about a matter that may one day turn into a... read more...

Where’s the Fire? Campus Closures and the Rights of Unit 4 Employees

You Cannot Be Made to Take Vacation or Sick Leave When All Others Are Sent Home with Pay


The wildfire season is upon us, and if that was not stressful enough, it raises a question that has been answered many times before:  When a CSU campus is closed due to an emergency and employees are told to stay home with full pay, can Unit 4 employees who are scheduled to be on... read more...

Past Featured News   


Lee Norris
APC Labor Relations Manager

Barbara Petersen
APC Labor Relations Representative