In California, union representation in the public higher education system makes up the 8th highest percentage of union members in the United States. Though there is no state requirement to be a union member, the benefits in both representation and influence in the public education sector are invaluable in protecting the worker’s rights
The careers of Unit 4 employees are tied to students throughout the CSU system. With the decline of California’s population hitting the headlines, many university professionals may have concerns about the future of enrollment. Despite uncertainty, the emerging demographic shifts within the state present reasons for hope.
Here are a few ways the pandemic changed California’s higher education system, and what types of issues will need to be addressed in the upcoming years.