APC Cares

APC Cares

Who Is APC? We Are You!

The Academic Professionals of California represents all Collective Bargain Unit 4 workers throughout the entire California State University System.  We negotiate our Collective Bargaining Agreement to protect you on your job.  APC ensures this Contract is adhered to by every campus, and every manager.

We Are You – APC is made up of colleagues from among the Unit 4 ranks across the state:

  • Local Chapter Campus Stewards are Unit 4 colleagues who volunteer their time to support you and help protect your rights. They are there ensuring that your administration honors our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • The APC Labor Relations Team guides campus stewards with their professional expertise. They advocate for Collective Bargaining Unit 4 rights, making sure our Contract is enforced, and that all provisions of the California Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) are being fulfilled.

During Contract negotiations APC is there for you, and we’re there daily – Especially when faced with new challenges such as COVID.  APC has been meeting several times a month with CSU representatives to protect your health and safety. We are fighting for your rights. We are there advocating for you, so that you can do your job free from worry about anyone violating your rights.

APC is there to listen to members’ concerns, knowing and appreciating the value of your work.  We understand all that you do to support student success. We know how you provide students a high-quality educational experience for them. We are there to help members problem-solve, so that you can do your job!

Self Care

As Student Academic Support Professionals, our jobs as Unit 4 workers can be stressful.  During COVID work and life demands are more challenging than ever.

We spend so much time helping others, at times we tend to neglect our own self care. Experts advise us that if we want to help take care of others, we must also take care of ourselves.

Please consider some of these helpful self-care practices.

Self Care Tips

  • Eating Healthy
  • Drinking Plenty of Water
  • Getting Plenty of Sleep
  • Exercising Daily
  • Deep Breathing
  • Stretching
  • Meditation
  • Self-Affirmations
  • Avoiding Risky/Destructive Behaviors
  • Safely Spending Time Outside
  • Keeping A Daily Routine
  • Staying Connected with Loved Ones
  • Focusing on Things for Which You Are Grateful
  • Staying in the Present
  • Engaging What You Can Control
  • Listening to Music
  • Reading Books
  • Taking Breaks from News/Social Media
  • Relying on Your Personal Values or Faith
  • Finding Ways to Help Your Community
  • Appreciating What Others Do for You and Community
  • Laughter (Find/Do Something That Makes You Laugh, e.g., Movie, Comedy)
  • Being Creative (Draw, Sing, Dance, Etc.)
  • Simplify/Declutter
  • Pamper Yourself (Bath, Alone Time, etc.)
  • Spending Time with Pets/Animals
  • Listening To/Reading Something Motivational/Inspiring
  • Doing More Things That Bring You Joy

If You Are in Need – Reach Out:

Stressors in these times can have serious mental and physical health impacts.  Being isolated may further compound issues. If any of the following concerns become persistent or interfere with daily functioning, beyond the norm for the COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out for help. Contact a professional care provider for support and guidance:

  • Trouble focusing on daily activities
  • Anxiety that turns into feelings of being out of control
  • Strong feelings that interfere with daily activities
  • Having emotions that become difficult to manage
  • Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness