Past Bargaining News

Collective Bargaining

Under the California Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, the CSU must “meet and confer” (a/k/a “bargain” or “negotiate”), and endeavor to reach agreement, with APC about all “matters within the scope of representation,” i.e., your “terms and conditions of employment.” This includes the duty to bargain about a successor to our system-wide Collective Bargaining Agreement (a/k/a/ “Memorandum of Understanding” or “Contract”). It further includes the duty to bargain about system-wide or campus-specific policies that involve your terms and conditions of employment. For materials explaining the CSU’s duty to meet and confer with APC, please visit the collective bargaining section in our Educational Library. This page provides news about ongoing and past contract and policy bargaining.

Contract Bargaining

The APC membership and the CSU Board of Trustees have  ratified our new contract, which became effective on January 31, 2018. 

Major changes include:

*   3.11% for the year 2017-2018 retroactive to July 1, 2017, 

*   3.00% on July 1, 2018 for the fiscal year 2018 - 2019,

*   3.00% on July 1, 2019 for the fiscal year 2019 - 2020.  

The new contract also includes:

*   A one-time lump sum bonus of $650 for each Unit 4 employee in pay status upon ratification of the agreement by both parties

*   No increase in Parking Fees for Unit 4 members over the next three years

*  An increase in the weekly Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI) benefit from $125 to $250 for all Unit 4 employees 

 APC´s concession:  Unit 4 employees hired after July 1, 2018 would only be eligible for retiree benefits after ten (10) years of service.

The CSU initially proposed and ultimately withdrew proposals which would have negatively impacted the Unit 4 contract in several key areas such as In-Range Progression (IRP) requests, Grievance Processing, Family Medical Leave, Funeral Leave, and substantial Parking Fee increases for each year of the agreement.

Eligible Unit 4 members should receive the retroactive portion of the GSI for 2017-2018 and the $650 ratification bonus sometime in the spring.

Policy Bargaining

Even though many system-wide or campus-specific policies are themselves "non-negotiable," their impact on your terms and conditions of employment is "negotiable." For example, the decision to make a campus "smoke free" is "non-negotiable." Therefore, the CSU does not have to meet and confer with APC about that decision itself. Nevertheless, the impact on your terms and conditions of employment of the decision to make a campus "smoke free" is "negotiable." Therefore, the CSU, therefore must meet and confer about with APC that impact, such as the ability of Unit 4 employees to use their rest- and meal-periods to smoke. (Needless to say, in these negotiations, APC would also protect the interests of the non-smoking Unit 4 employees it represents.) 

If you become aware of a new policy that you believe has an impact on your terms and conditions of employment, please notify APC.


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APC and CSU reach Tentative Agreement on Three-Year Contract

Highlights Include General Salary Increases, Signing Bonus, and Parking Rates Freeze


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