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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.

9 Dec 2013

SF march for “National day of action to reclaim the promise of public education”

Vicki Legion of American Federation of Teachers, local 2121 and  Nicky Trasvina of SFSU and APC Mobilizing Committee (holding original AJ Trasvina posters).  Nicky’s solidarity work was mentioned by the president of CCSF’s faculty union at the January meeting of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, which links higher ed unions in 21 states.