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Breaking News – Contract Extended

APC and the CSU have reached an agreement to extend the current contract for 2-years, which is good news, but the APC Bargaining Team wants you to know the truth: this is a mixed bag. The year started with a rosy economic picture in which salary increases were expected. Unfortunately, with the onset of Covid-19 those hopes were dashed. The State faces a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall and the CSU is likely to see a reduction in state funding of about $400 million. Therefore, the Parties reached this agreement in order to protect benefits for ALL Unit 4 employees during this time when the economic, health and social systems are under a great deal of stress.

So, during this historic period, a period which will be remembered for its great uncertainty and social change, it was determined that maintaining a solid economic foundation was of paramount importance. Through the hard work and dedication of the APC Bargaining Team, Unit 4 employees will continue to receive the bonuses payments to which everyone has become accustomed. At the same time, the extension will ensure base-pay and benefit reductions are off the table.

A significant achievement was APC obtaining the ability to reopen negotiations if:
1. ANY other represented group receives a general salary increase (base-pay increase), or;
2. If existing executives receive an across-the-board salary increase.

APC’s Bargaining Team’s goals of protecting health benefits, retirement and salary while ensuring Unit 4 is not left behind if the economic picture improves were ALL achieved. The extension is a testament to the dedication and caring each member brought to the Team and for that everyone should be grateful.

View signed Memorandum of Understanding

APC – Ensuring A Quality CSU Education With Expertise, Support And Compassion

For students attending the California State University, Academic Professionals of California (APC) union members share their expertise along every step of a student’s academic path. We help ensure the quality of an accessible CSU education. From arriving on campus until graduating with a degree, a student’s life at CSU is filled with specialized support from the expert academic professionals of Collective Bargaining Unit 4. Our work with CSU students often begins even before they arrive on campus, and we assist all along the way until students receive their diplomas, and beyond!


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