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7 Feb 2017

The APC Elections Committee is pleased to announce the official start of our election season for the 2017-2020 term of office and we are pleased to announce the names of the candidates running for each statewide office:




Edie Brown, CSU, Sonoma
Edie Brown Letter of Candidacy

Patrick Choi, CSU, Bakersfield
Patrick Choi Re-Election Statement

Vice President

Dagoberto Argueta, CSU, San Francisco
Dagoberto Argueta Re-Election Statement


Christine McCarthy, CSU, Fullerton
Christine McCarthy Re-Election Statement

Recording Secretary

Cynthia Brown, CSU, Pomona
Cynthia Brown Letter of Candidacy

Rose Duran, CSU, San Luis Obispo
Rose Duran Re-Election Statement

All the above candidates are active APC members with a proven record of dedicated service to the CSU.

We encourage you to become acquainted with our colleagues from all over the state who have taken the generous step of running for office.

Please read their Candidate Statements in which they articulate to all of us, the voting body of APC, their qualifications and visions for the office they seek. You will receive ballots and voting instructions during the week of February 20, 2017. Completed ballots must be received by March 21, 2017.

13 Jan 2017

Call for Nominations for 2017-2020 Statewide Officer Elections

Dear APC Member,
The Academic Professionals of California (APC) is governed by its members. Every three years
APC members directly elect statewide officers to provide leadership to the statewide Council
and to our Union.
The four statewide officer positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and
Recording Secretary. Every eligible member considering running for any of these offices is
encouraged to access our website ( January 17, 2017 in order to review detailed
descriptions of the responsibilities and expectations of each position as approved by the APC
Council. The support policy for statewide officers adopted by the Council will also be accessible
via our website by January 17, 2017.
Eligibility: Candidates must be active members of APC (i.e., currently employed in
Unit 4 and dues-paying members of the Union).
Nomination Process: Nominations must be made on the attached Nomination and
Declaration of Candidacy form. The nominee still must sign the form indicating that
he/she wishes to be a candidate for office. Write-ins will not be accepted on ballots.
Statement of Candidacy: Each candidate may submit a statement of candidacy (of no
more than one typewritten page) along with his/her nomination form by the deadline
date of January 27, 2017.
Nomination Timeline: Nominations must be mailed directly to the APC Election
Committee and received by the committee no later than January 27, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
All nominations received after this date and time, will not be considered. Write-ins will
not be accepted on ballots.
Mail nominations to:
APC Election Committee
c/o Tammy Giannini, Chair
662 Shadowview Ct.
Turlock, CA 95382
Whether or not you choose to run for statewide office, we wish to extend our thanks to you for
your continued support of our Union.
The APC Election Committee:
Tammy Giannini, Chair (Stanislaus)
Eric Anderson (Bakersfield)
Sam Tran (East Bay)

Call For Nominations
Nominations Form
APC Officers Descriptions
APC Officers Support Policy

16 May 2016

NEW!! APC Newsletter May 2016

Please check out our first edition of our new quarterly newsletter.

16 Mar 2016

February 17, 2016 APC Contract Vote Results

February 17, 2016 APC Contract Vote Results: 97% of voting membership approves contract.

3 Feb 2016


Ballots have been mailed to APC members and must be received back at the APC Statewide Office by February 16. Read more!

12 Jan 2016

APC Labor Relations Website

For help with issues related to APC representation, please visit the APC Labor Relations website.

24 Dec 2015


Dear APC/Unit 4 Member,

The APC Bargaining Team has reached a tentative agreement with the CSU on the July 2015 – June 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Read more →

24 Nov 2015

New! APC Help Desk Website

Get help with your membership, ask APC a question, change your address, join APC, etc. For all Unit-4 employees.
Go to the APC Help Desk Website.

10 Sep 2014

Tentative Agreement Reached

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a tentative agreement has been reached between APC and the CSU on Article 23 Salary, and Article 24 Benefits through the 2016-17 fiscal year. In addition, there are improvements in Article 32.5 Parking and In-range Progression (IRP) language. Highlights include:

  • APC and CSU agreed to guaranteed General Salary Increases (GSI) of 3% retroactive to July 1, 2014, 2% GSI effective July 1, 2015, and another 2% GSI effective July 1, 2016.
  • Current Article 23 bonus programs continue during this period.
  • Article 24 Benefits language remains unchanged through 2016-17.
  • Limited increases to monthly parking fees to a cumulative total of $3.00 over the next three years.
  • Unit 4 members on all campuses will now be able to submit IRPs directly to Human Resources and will be entitled to a response within 90 days.

Upon CSU Board of Trustees approval, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be made available. It is expected that GSIs and retroactive GSI payments will be processed before the end of the year. Please contact your stewards if you have any questions.

In union,

Patrick Choi
APC President

1 May 2014

HSU Community Rallies to Establish Scholarships

A generous outpouring of support has helped to create two substantial scholarship funds honoring the memory of those lost in the I-5 Charter Bus accident.

The message below was provided by University Advancement.

Thank you! The outpouring of support from the Humboldt family has been overwhelming. Your compassion has helped generate almost $100,000 for the Arthur Arzola and the Michael Myvette & Mattison Haywood Memorial Scholarships.

After announcing the original $20,000 gift match challenge, we met that goal in less than 24 hours. Because of that momentum, we were able to double the gift match challenge to $40,000. The Humboldt family met that challenge in just 6 hours.

Folks were also encouraged to attend Friday’s Dance of the Century because $5 would be donated for the first 1,000 people through the doors. We didn’t know what to expect. We were blown away when more than 1,400 people attended.

We wanted to create a lasting way to honor those affected by this tragedy. We tried to find a way to turn heartbreak into hope. Thanks to your gift and your support that goal is now a reality. There are so many grateful people that it’s impossible to list them all.