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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD AT CSU TRUSTEES MEETING MAY 24

Tuesday, May 24th, UAW Local 4123 members will be meeting at the CSU Chancellor’s Office (401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802) to present our initial demands to CSU administrators. This is an important opportunity to show your support for your union’s Stop Student Debt campaign. We will be meeting at 9:45am at the flagpole outside. If you have any questions, please contact us union@uaw4123.org

We hope to see you there!

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Sisters and Brothers,

The Initial Bargaining Demands have been ratified by the our membership. More than 97% of the members who voted, have approved the demands. The approved initial bargaining demands are as follows:

As our contract from 2013 expires, there are many necessary changes that need to be made to ensure a better work environment for all Academic Student Employees. As indicated by the membership of UAW 4123, the university needs to improve the working conditions of Academic Student Employees to improve the overall quality of education at the CSU system. Our dual role as both students and instructors makes us vulnerable on both sides. We receive meager wages, most of which goes back to the university in the form of tuitions and fees. To improve the working conditions of academic student employees and the overall quality of education we have the following initial demands:

1). Improve Compensation and Benefits to match our contribution to CSU’s success
•       Pay raises that are commensurate with the high cost of living in California
•       Tuition waiver for all Academic Student Employees
•       Pay reflective of the hours worked and not based on units taught
•       Year-long appointment for TAs and GAs and guaranteed minimum-hours for tutors
•       Health benefits for ASEs
•       Parental leave regardless of gender

2) Develop workplace conditions that promote safety, diversity, and access
•       Access to all gender bathrooms
•       Stronger protection against all forms of discrimination
•       Stronger regulation and measures to stop bullying and sexual harassment from supervisors
•       Employee Parking access for all Academic Student Employees

3). Improve quality of training to increase student success
•       More pedagogical training to ensure quality and preparedness
•       Paid Training for classes, trainings, and modules that are conditions of employment

NOTE: The Union reserves the right to submit proposals on additional bargaining topics not specifically listed here.

In Solidarity,
UAW 4123

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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We are pleased to present you with the following list of newly elected UAW Local 4123 officers. As of the close of the nomination period at 5pm PST on April 16th, 2016, no more than one (1) member accepted nomination for the following positions. The candidates, being UAW 4123 Local members in good standing, and having accepted nomination for uncontested positions, are automatically elected:

Executive Board

President:
Sandip Roy

Financial Secretary:
Lautaro Galleguillos

VP District 4:
Brandon Edwards-Schuth

VP District 3:
Saliha DeVoe

Trustee:
Jory Clark

Recording Secretary:
Lydia Wood

Joint Council

Fresno
Head Steward: Megan Bronson

Cal Poly, SLO
Head Steward: Brandon Gunderson

Long Beach
Head Steward: Hannah Zucherman

San Diego:
Head Steward: Humberto Pereza

In Solidarity,

UAW 4123 Elections Committee

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Dear Members,

 

All UAW Local 4123 members in good standing prior to accepting nomination are automatically nominated for the following statewide vacancy election.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS:

 

Executive Board offices for terms ending in May 2019:

 

President

 

Financial Secretary

 

Recording Secretary

 

4 Vice Presidents (District 1, 2, 3, and 4) nominated by district:

  • District 1 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: Humboldt, Sonoma, San Francisco, East Bay, San Jose and Monterey Bay
  • District 2 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: Chico, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Fresno, Bakersfield and Maritime Academy
  • District 3 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: Channel Islands, San Bernardino, Northridge, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles and Cal Poly Pomona.
  • District 4 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: San Diego, San Marcos, Long Beach, Dominguez Hills and Fullerton.

 

and elected by the statewide membership

3 Trustee nominated and elected by the statewide membership

1 Sergeant-at-Arms nominated and elected by the statewide membership

1 Guide nominated and elected by the statewide membership

 

HEAD STEWARD NOMINATIONS:

All UAW Local 4123 members who have been in continuous good standing

for ninety (90) days prior to accepting nomination are automatically

nominated by campus for the following Head Steward offices for terms

ending in May 2019:

 

BAKERSFIELD

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

CHANNEL ISLANDS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

CHICO

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

DOMINGUEZ HILLS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

EAST BAY

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

FULLERTON

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

HUMBOLDT

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

LOS ANGELES

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

LONG BEACH

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

MARITIME ACADEMY

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

MONTEREY BAY

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

NORTHRIDGE

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

POMONA

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SACRAMENTO

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN BERNARDINO

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN DIEGO

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN FRANCISCO

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN JOSE

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN LUIS OBISPO

2 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN MARCOS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SONOMA

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

STANISLAUS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

 

STEWARD NOMINATIONS:

All UAW Local 4123 members who have been in continuous good standing

for ninety (90) days prior to accepting nomination are automatically

nominated by campus for the following Steward offices for terms ending in May 2019:

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

CHICO

3 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

EAST BAY

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

FRESNO

4 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

FULLERTON

4 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

HUMBOLDT

2 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

LONG BEACH

6 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

LOS ANGELES

2 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

MONTEREY

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

NORTHRIDGE

7 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

POMONA

2 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SACRAMENTO

3 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN BERNARDINO

2 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN DIEGO

10 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN FRANCISCO

4 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN JOSE

5 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN MARCOS

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN LUIS OBISPO

5 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SONOMA

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

STANISLAUS

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

 

 

NOMINATION PROCEDURES FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD, HEAD STEWARDS AND STEWARDS:

 

Members may accept nomination for no more than one Executive Board or Head Steward position. Each member who wishes to accept nomination must indicate this intention in writing by mailing, delivering, faxing, or e-mailing an acceptance of nomination for the specified

position(s) to:

 

UAW Local 4123 Election Committee

1228 “N” Street, Suite 34

Sacramento, CA 95814

Fax: (916) 498-8337

Email: union@uaw4123.org

 

Written acceptance must be received at the Sacramento office (above) no later than April 16th, 2016 at 5:00 PM. The written statement of acceptance should state how the nominee wishes her/his name to appear on the ballot. Also see the section on candidate statements below.

 

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS:

Members accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement (up to 500 words) by the nomination deadline of 5 p.m. on April 16th, 2016 to UAW Local 4123 Election Committee at the above address. The statement will be posted on the UAW Local 4123 website (http://www.uaw4123.org) and at the Union’s offices no later than April 20th, 2016 and will be available at polling sites during the election. In addition, a member may nominate another member for a position specified above. If a member chooses to nominate another member, s/he must notify UAW Local 4123 of the nomination in writing within the first five (5) days of the nominating period by mailing, delivering, faxing or e-mailing the nomination UAW Local 4123 at the above address. The nominator is required to notify the member s/he nominated for the specific office, so that the nominee will be aware of the nomination and of her/his obligation to follow the nomination procedure as described above. If a member is nominated and the nominator fails to notify the nominee, such failure will not invalidate or excuse the member’s responsibility to accept such nomination within the established acceptance deadline of 5pm on April 16th, 2016.

ELECTION SCHEDULE:

BAKERSFIELD
Thursday, May 5th
Polling: 10:00am-12:00 pm Science I 1st floor lounge

CHANNEL ISLANDS
Thursday, May 5th
Polling:  4-5pm In the Bell Tower East, in the Lounge, next to the microwave

CHICO
Tuesday, May 3rd
Polling: 10:00 – 21:00pm In the Free Speech Area in front of Trinity Hall

DOMINGUEZ HILLS
Thursday, May 5th
Polling:  12:30 – 2:30pm In front of the Toro Learning Center, by the elevators

EAST BAY (HAYWARD HILLS CAMPUS)
Monday, May 2nd
Polling: 2:00 – 4:00pm
In the courtyard between the New and Old University Union buildings

FRESNO
Tuesday, May 3rd
Polling: 1:00 – 3:00pm Maple Mall in front of Taco Bell

FULLERTON
Monday, May 2nd
Polling: 10:00 -12:00pm In the Campus Quad, near McCarthy Hall

HUMBOLDT
Thursday, May 5th
Polling: 10:00am-12:00pm In the Quad, in front of the University Center

LONG BEACH
Monday, May 2nd
Polling:  1:00 – 3:00pm In front of the main entrance (North) to Library

LOS ANGELES
Monday, May 2nd
Polling:  1:00 – 3:00pm Between Library North and the Palmer Wing of the Library, near the Golden Eagle Statue

MARITIME ACADEMY
Wednesday, May 4th
Polling: 10:00-11:00am in the Tutoring Center lobby

MONTEREY BAY
Thursday, May 5th
Polling: 2:00 – 4:00pm In front of the Dining Commons (Building 16)

NORTHRIDGE
Thursday, May 5th
Polling:  1:00 – 3:00pm In the Sierra Quad, outside of the Sierra Tower

POMONA
Monday, May 2nd
Polling:  10:00 – 12:00pm Between Building 3 and Building 5, on the ground floor walkway

SACRAMENTO
Tuesday, May 3rd
Polling: 2:00 – 4:00pm Outside Alpine Hall, on the benches on the south side

SAN BERNARDINO
Monday, May 2nd
Polling:  2:00 – 4:00pm North entrance of the Pfau Library

SAN DIEGO
Wednesday, May 4th
Polling:  9:00 – 12:00pm East Commons entrance by the library

SAN FRANCISCO
Tuesday, May 3rd
Polling: 10:00 – 12:00pm Malcolm X Plaza outside Cesar Chavez Student Center

SAN JOSE
Monday, May 2nd
Polling: 10:00 – 12:00pm Benches in front of MLK Library – campus-side, not street-side

SAN LUIS OBISPO
Monday, May 2nd
Polling:  12:00 – 2:00 pm In front of El Corral Bookstore, in front of the Starbucks

SAN MARCOS
Monday, May 2nd
Polling:  1:00 – 2:00pm In front of Kellogg Library 1st floor main entrance

SONOMA
Wednesday, May 4th
Polling: 12:00 – 2:00pm Schulz Information Center (Library), benches under balcony

STANISLAUS
Wednesday, May 4th
Polling: 4:00 – 5:00pm In front of the Library

The election for Executive Board, Head Stewards and Stewards will take place at the following times at the following campus locations:

All members in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to vote at their campus. Membership may be obtained at the polling sites. Members will be asked to present a form of photo ID at the polls. Those who join at the polls must show proof of membership eligibility (campus graduate student status or campus bargaining unit employment status). The election will be by secret ballot. Write-in candidates are not permitted. Voting must be in person. There will be no absentee ballots. If any position is uncontested, the candidate shall be considered elected and no election for that position will be held, All candidates for contested Executive Board and Campus Chair positions must be elected by majority of valid ballots cast for that position. A run-off election, if necessary, will be held from December 4-10th at the campus locations and times given above.

RUN-OFF:

A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on the following days and times at the following locations:

SCHEDULE BELOW IS IN CASE OF A RUN-OFF ELECTION ONLY.

BAKERSFIELD
Thursday, June 16th
Polling: 10:00am-12:00 pm Science I 1st floor lounge

CHANNEL ISLANDS
Thursday, June 16th
Polling:  4-5pm In the Bell Tower East, in the Lounge, next to the microwave

CHICO
Tuesday, June 14th
Polling: 10:00 – 21:00pm In the Free Speech Area in front of Trinity Hall

DOMINGUEZ HILLS
Thursday, June 16th
Polling:  12:30 – 2:30pm In front of the Toro Learning Center, by the elevators

EAST BAY (HAYWARD HILLS CAMPUS)
Monday, June 13nd
Polling: 2:00 – 4:00pm
In the courtyard between the New and Old University Union buildings

FRESNO
Tuesday, June 14th
Polling: 1:00 – 3:00pm Maple Mall in front of Taco Bell

FULLERTON
Monday, June 13nd
Polling: 10:00 -12:00pm In the Campus Quad, near McCarthy Hall

HUMBOLDT
Thursday, June 16th
Polling: 10:00am-12:00pm In the Quad, in front of the University Center

LONG BEACH
Monday, June 13nd
Polling:  1:00 – 3:00pm In front of the main entrance (North) to Library

LOS ANGELES
Monday, June 13th
Polling:  1:00 – 3:00pm Between Library North and the Palmer Wing of the Library, near the Golden Eagle Statue

MARITIME ACADEMY
Wednesday, June 15th
Polling: 10:00-11:00am in the Tutoring Center lobby

MONTEREY BAY
Thursday, June 16th
Polling: 2:00 – 4:00pm In front of the Dining Commons (Building 16)

NORTHRIDGE
Thursday, June 16th
Polling:  1:00 – 3:00pm In the Sierra Quad, outside of the Sierra Tower

POMONA
Monday, June 13nd
Polling:  10:00 – 12:00pm Between Building 3 and Building 5, on the ground floor walkway

SACRAMENTO
Tuesday, June 14rd
Polling: 2:00 – 4:00pm Outside Alpine Hall, on the benches on the south side

SAN BERNARDINO
Monday, June 13nd
Polling:  2:00 – 4:00pm North entrance of the Pfau Library

SAN DIEGO
Wednesday, June 15th
Polling:  9:00 – 12:00pm East Commons entrance by the library

SAN FRANCISCO
Tuesday, June 14rd
Polling: 10:00 – 12:00pm Malcolm X Plaza outside Cesar Chavez Student Center

SAN JOSE
Monday, June 13nd
Polling: 10:00 – 12:00pm Benches in front of MLK Library – campus-side, not street-side

SAN LUIS OBISPO
Monday, June 13nd
Polling:  12:00 – 2:00 pm In front of El Corral Bookstore, in front of the Starbucks

SAN MARCOS
Monday, June 13nd
Polling:  1:00 – 2:00pm In front of Kellogg Library 1st floor main entrance

SONOMA
Wednesday, June 15th
Polling: 12:00 – 2:00pm Schulz Information Center (Library), benches under balcony

STANISLAUS
Wednesday, June 15th
Polling: 4:00 – 5:00pm In front of the Library

In Solidarity,
UAW 4123 Election Committee

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Dear Brothers & Sisters,

We are approaching a new bargaining session where we go into negotiations for a new contract. The new contract will determine our pay-scale, terms of employment, etc. In order to be effective, we need to hear from you, about what you want to see improved/added to the new contract. Please take a few minutes to fill out the bargaining survey and lend your voice to the fight for a better contract:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/uaw4123

In Solidarity,

UAW 4123

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Dear Members,

As you may be aware, CFA, the union for the 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches at CSU, has called a strike on April 13-15 and on April 18-19. For more information, visit: http://uaw4123.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d0e36e0ebd0c1845c15c5a37d&id=fd52954013&e=b6dc216e55

While we support CFA’s effort to negotiate a fair pay for the Faculty which has been dubbed “Fight for Five,” we are not in any way part of the strike. As a TA, GA and/or ISA the strike does not affect you and you are not expected to be part of it.

Some members have asked about their rights under our labor agreement. The Union’s rights are set out in Article 5 of the contract
( http://uaw4123.us12.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d0e36e0ebd0c1845c15c5a37d&id=a44426947d&e=b6dc216e55 )

Every member has the right to decide how to, individually, respond to the strike and the CFA initiative. However, be aware that disciplinary action by CSU may follow if a UAW member does not carry out his/her employment duties as described in the contract.

Please respond to union@uaw4123.org or visit uaw4123.org if you have further questions.

In Solidarity,
UAW Local 4123

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Dear Members,

The July Executive Board and Joint Council Meeting will be held Saturday at 2:30pm at the UAW Region 5 Office at 6500 Rosemead Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend.

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July 15, 2015

Dear Members,

 

Effective July 1, 2015, UAW Local 4123 will receive a pay increase per our collective bargaining agreement. Teaching Associate and Graduate Assistants will see a 2% increase in salary. Instructional Student Assistants will see the new minimum hourly wage rise to $12/hour. If you have any problems with your pay raise going through, please contact us at union@uaw4123.org.

 

To reflect wage and salary increases gained in the contract, dues will be increasing. Per Article 24.7 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, we are writing to notify you of a modification of the dues amounts. Effective July/August 2015, the dues rates will be as follows:

Teaching Associate $ 15.07 / month

Graduate Assistant $ 11.50 / month

Instructional Student Assistant $ 6.44 / month

 

Membership dues provide crucial financial support for the local union to provide support staff for organizing new members, union education programs, contract enforcement, and bargaining of the contract.

If you have any questions about your dues deductions, please contact us at union@uaw4123.org

 

In Solidarity,

UAW Local 4123

 

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May 30, 2015

Dear Members,

This week, Governor Brown released his May Revise of the budget. Included in this was an additional $38 million dollars for CSU funding. The CSU and our coalition partners at Reclaim Higher Education have both been advocating for an additional $100 million dollars. The difference of $62 million dollars is a significant gap that means less money for CSU to help make the university an affordable and accessible place. This money can be used for tution waivers, higher wages, and better benefits for all our members.

As members of a public university, our Union believes that higher education should be affordable and accessible to all students in California. The Master Plan for Higher Education, created in the 1960’s, provided a framework for affordable education for students at CSU, UC, and community colleges. Unfortunately, the Master Plan has been dismantled over the last 5 decades. As a result, students now face massive student debt when attending CSU.

UAW Local 4123 has banded together with the coalition Reclaim Higher Education (made up of CSU, UC, and California Community College unions and student organizations) to fight to restore the Master Plan for Higher Education. In order to do this, the State of California has to increase revenue to generate money to adequately fund CSU, UC and the California Community Colleges. The coalition has discussed several different ideas and we want to get your feedback on the best solution to fund higher education. We have created a quick survey to get your feedback on the various ways that the state can restore funding to help stop student debt and restore the Master Plan for Higher Education.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5HBWNT6

Please like the Reclaim Higher Education Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/reclaimcahighereducation

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UAWLocal4123

If you have any questions, or would like to get involved, please email us at union@uaw4123.org

In Solidarity,
UAW Local 4123 Executive Board

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April 15, 2015

Dear Members,

The next UAW Local 4123 Executive Board and Joint Council meetings will take place Saturday, May 2, at CSU Fresno. The Executive Board meeting will begin at 11:30am, the Joint Council meeting will begin at noon. The meetings will take place in Henry Madden Library room 2206. All members in good standing are able to attend.

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April 13, 2015

Dear Members:

 

Below is the list of newly elected officers.  Because no other member accepted nomination for one position, they are elected unanimously.

Executive Board:

Mayra Lopez — Vice President, District IV (San Diego)

Shadi Adineh — Recording Secretary (Fresno)

Jackson Faber — Sergeant at Arms (San Diego)

 

Joint Council:

Jennifer Laviguer – Head Steward, CSU San Bernadino

Saliha DeVoe — Head Steward, CSU Los Angeles

 

In addition, we would like to take this time to announce that Richard Anderson has stepped down as President. Per Article 7, Section 7 of the Locals Bylaws and in accordance with Article 38, Section 14 of the UAW International Constitution, the Vice President of District II, Emily Beals, will succeed to the Presidency for the remainder of the term, which ends in May 2016.

As we march forward, let’s welcome this new era of leadership with the anticipation that the best is yet to come!  Congratulations to all our newly appointed leaders.

In Solidarity,

UAW 4123 Election Committee

 

 

 

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April 1, 2015

Dear Members,

UAW Local 4123 will be conducting a vacancy election to fill vacant Executive Board and Campus Steward spots. For more information, please go to our Elections page for full details. If you have questions about the positions, please contact us at union@uaw4123.org

In Solidarity,

UAW Local 4123 Elections Committee

 

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March 13, 2015

Dear Members,

All across CSU, UAW 4123 members are working together to stop student debt. As student workers who provide critical instruction, research, tutoring, and grading for over 400,000 students, we demand that we receive fee waivers, improved financial aid, and an end to the “student success fees”.

Please take a moment to add your name to the thousands of TA, GA, and ISAs who are standing in solidarity to fight student debt.

http://goo.gl/forms/E1QXIXqZiA

Please share this link with your fellow workers and students. It is important that CSU knows how much student debt impacts our study, research, and time to graduate.

If you would like to get involved in the campaign to stop student debt, please respond to this email.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/UAWLocal4123

In Solidarity,

UAW Local 4123

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November 17, 2014

Dear Members,

Below is the list of newly elected officers.  Because no other member accepted nomination for one position, they are elected unanimously.

Executive Board:

Emily Beals – Vice President, District II (Fresno)

Steve Ji – Vice President, District III (Pomona)

 

Joint Council:

Mayra Lopez – Head Steward, San Diego State

 

In Solidarity,

UAW 4123 Election Committee

 

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Dear Members,

All UAW Local 4123 members in good standing prior to accepting nomination are automatically nominated for the following statewide vacancy election.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS:

Executive Board offices for terms ending in May 2016:

4 Vice Presidents (District 1, 2, 3, and 4) nominated by district:

  • District 1 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: Humboldt, Sonoma, San Francisco, East Bay, San Jose and Monterey Bay
  • District 2 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: Chico, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Fresno, Bakersfield and Maritime Academy
  • District 3 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: Channel Islands, San Bernardino, Northridge, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles and Cal Poly Pomona.
  • District 4 shall contain the following campuses and their satellites: San Diego, San Marcos, Long Beach, Dominguez Hills and Fullerton.

 

and elected by the statewide membership

1 Trustee nominated and elected by the statewide membership

1 Sergeant-at-Arms nominated and elected by the statewide membership

1 Guide nominated and elected by the statewide membership

 

 

HEAD STEWARD NOMINATIONS:

All UAW Local 4123 members who have been in continuous good standing

for ninety (90) days prior to accepting nomination are automatically

nominated by campus for the following Head Steward offices for terms

ending in May 2016:

 

BAKERSFIELD

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

CHANNEL ISLANDS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

CHICO

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

DOMINGUEZ HILLS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

EAST BAY

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

FULLERTON

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

HUMBOLDT

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

LOS ANGELES

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

LONG BEACH

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

MARITIME ACADEMY

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

MONTEREY BAY

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

NORTHRIDGE

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

POMONA

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SACRAMENTO

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN BERNARDINO

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN DIEGO

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN FRANCISCO

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN JOSE

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN LUIS OBISPO

2 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN MARCOS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SONOMA

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

STANISLAUS

1 Head Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

 

STEWARD NOMINATIONS:

All UAW Local 4123 members who have been in continuous good standing

for ninety (90) days prior to accepting nomination are automatically

nominated by campus for the following Steward offices for terms ending in May 2016:

CHANNEL ISLANDS

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

CHICO

3 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

EAST BAY

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

FRESNO

4 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

FULLERTON

4 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

HUMBOLDT

2 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

LONG BEACH

6 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

LOS ANGELES

2 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

MONTEREY

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

NORTHRIDGE

7 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

POMONA

2 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SACRAMENTO

3 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN BERNARDINO

2 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN DIEGO

10 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN FRANCISCO

4 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN JOSE

5 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN MARCOS

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN LUIS OBISPO

5 Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SONOMA

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

STANISLAUS

1 Steward nominated and elected by campus membership

 

 

NOMINATION PROCEDURES FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD, HEAD STEWARDS AND STEWARDS:

Members may accept nomination for no more than one Executive Board or

Head Steward position. Each member who wishes to accept nomination

must indicate this intention in writing by mailing, delivering,

faxing, or e-mailing an acceptance of nomination for the specified

position(s) to:

UAW Local 4123 Election Committee

1228 “N” Street, Suite 34

Sacramento, CA 95814

Fax: (916) 498-8337

Email: union@uaw4123.org

 

Written acceptance must be received at the Sacramento office (above)

no later than November 7th, 2014 at 5:00 PM. The written statement of

acceptance should state how the nominee wishes her/his name to appear

on the ballot. Also see the section on candidate statements below.

 

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS:

Members accepting nomination may also submit a candidate statement (up

to 500 words) by the nomination deadline of 5 p.m. on November 7th, 2014

to UAW Local 4123 Election Committee at the above address. The

statement will be posted on the UAW Local 4123 website

(http://www.uaw4123.org) and at the Union’s offices no later than

November 13th, 2014 and will be available at polling sites during the election.

 

In addition, a member may nominate another member for a position

specified above. If a member chooses to nominate another member, s/he

must notify UAW Local 4123 of the nomination in writing within the

first five (5) days of the nominating period by mailing, delivering,

faxing or e-mailing the nomination UAW Local 4123 at the above

address. The nominator is required to notify the member s/he nominated

for the specific office, so that the nominee will be aware of the

nomination and of her/his obligation to follow the nomination

procedure as described above. If a member is nominated and the

nominator fails to notify the nominee, such failure will not

invalidate or excuse the member’s responsibility to accept such

nomination within the established acceptance deadline of 5pm on November 7th,

2014

 

ELECTION:

The election for Executive Board, Head Stewards and Stewards will take place at

the following times at the following campus locations:

BAKERSFIELD

Wednesday, November 26th

Polling: 11:30am-1:30pm Science I 1st floor lounge

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS

Monday, November 24th

Polling:  12-3pm In the Bell Tower East, in the Lounge, next to the microwave

 

CHICO

Tuesday, November 25th

Polling: 12pm-3pm In the Free Speech Area in front of Trinity Hall

 

DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Wednesday, November 26th

Polling:  2-5pm In front of the Toro Learning Center, by the elevators

 

EAST BAY (HAYWARD HILLS CAMPUS)

Monday, November 24th

Polling: 10am-12pm

In the courtyard between the New and Old University Union buildings

 

FRESNO

Thursday, November 20th

Polling: 10am-12pm Maple Mall in front of Taco Bell

 

FULLERTON

Thursday, November 20th

Polling: 11-2pm In the Campus Quad, near McCarthy Hall

 

HUMBOLDT

Tuesday, November 25th

Polling: 11am-1pm In the Quad, in front of the University Center

 

LONG BEACH

Monday, November 24th

Polling:  11-2pm In front of the main entrance (North) to Library

 

LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, November 25th

Polling:  3-6pm Between Library North and the Palmer Wing of the Library, near the Golden Eagle Statue

 

MARITIME ACADEMY

Wednesday, November 26th

Polling: 6:30-7:30 pm in the Tutoring Center lobby

 

MONTEREY BAY

Wednesday, November 26th

Polling: 10am-12pm In front of the Dining Commons (Building 16)

 

NORTHRIDGE

Tuesday, November 25th

Polling:  2-5pm In the Sierra Quad, outside of the Sierra Tower

 

POMONA

Tuesday, November 25th

Polling:  12-3pm Between Building 3 and Building 5, on the ground floor walkway

 

SACRAMENTO

Tuesday, November 25th

Polling: 3-6pm Outside Alpine Hall, on the benches on the south side

 

SAN BERNARDINO

Monday, November 24th

Polling:  11-2pm North entrance of the Pfau Library

 

SAN DIEGO

Friday, November 21st

Polling:  2-5pm East Commons entrance by the library

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Thursday, November 20th

Polling: 3-6pm Malcolm X Plaza outside Cesar Chavez Student Center

 

SAN JOSE

Monday, November 24th

Polling: 4-7pm Benches in front of MLK Library – campus-side, not street-side

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Monday, November 24th

Polling:  12-3pm In front of El Corral Bookstore, in front of the Starbucks

 

SAN MARCOS

Thursday, November 20th

Polling:  11-2pm In front of Kellogg Library 1st floor main entrance

 

SONOMA

Thursday, November 20th

Polling: 10am-12pm Schulz Information Center (Library), benches under balcony

 

STANISLAUS

Wednesday, November 26th

Polling: 4-5pm In front of the Library

 

All members in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to vote at

their campus. Membership may be obtained at the polling sites. Members will be

asked to present a form of photo ID at the polls. Those who join at the polls

must show proof of membership eligibility (campus graduate student status or

campus bargaining unit employment status). The election will be by secret

ballot. Write-in candidates are not permitted. Voting must be in person. There

will be no absentee ballots.  If any position is uncontested, the

candidate shall be considered elected and no election for that position will be held.  All

candidates for contested Executive Board and Campus Chair positions must be

elected by majority of valid ballots cast for that position. A run-off election,

if necessary, will be held from December 4-10th at the campus

locations and times given above.

 

RUN-OFF:

A run-off election, if necessary, will be held on the following days and times

at the following locations:

 

SCHEDULE BELOW IS IN CASE OF A RUN-OFF ELECTION ONLY.

BAKERSFIELD

Wednesday, December 10th

Polling: 11:30am-1:30pm Science I 1st floor lounge

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS

Monday, December 8th

Polling:  12-3pm In the Bell Tower East, in the Lounge, next to the microwave

 

CHICO

Tuesday, December 9th

Polling: 12pm-3pm In the Free Speech Area in front of Trinity Hall

 

DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Wednesday, December 10th

Polling:  2-5pm In front of the Toro Learning Center, by the elevators

 

EAST BAY (HAYWARD HILLS CAMPUS)

Monday, December 8th

Polling: 10am-12pm

In the courtyard between the New and Old University Union buildings

 

FRESNO

Thursday, December 4th

Polling: 10am-12pm Maple Mall in front of Taco Bell

 

FULLERTON

Thursday, December 4th

Polling: 11-2pm In the Campus Quad, near McCarthy Hall

 

HUMBOLDT

Tuesday, December 9th

Polling: 11am-1pm In the Quad, in front of the University Center

 

LONG BEACH

Monday, December 8th

Polling:  11-2pm In front of the main entrance (North) to Library

 

LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, December 9th

Polling:  3-6pm Between Library North and the Palmer Wing of the Library, near the Golden Eagle Statue

 

MARITIME ACADEMY

Wednesday, December 10th

Polling: 6:30-7:30 pm in the Tutoring Center lobby

 

MONTEREY BAY

Wednesday, December 10th

Polling: 10am-12pm In front of the Dining Commons (Building 16)

 

NORTHRIDGE

Tuesday, December 9th

Polling:  2-5pm In the Sierra Quad, outside of the Sierra Tower

 

POMONA

Tuesday, December 9th

Polling:  12-3pm Between Building 3 and Building 5, on the ground floor walkway

 

SACRAMENTO

Tuesday, December 9th

Polling: 3-6pm Outside Alpine Hall, on the benches on the south side

 

SAN BERNARDINO

Monday, December 8th

Polling:  11-2pm North entrance of the Pfau Library

 

SAN DIEGO

Friday, December 5th

Polling:  2-5pm East Commons entrance by the library

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Thursday, December 4th

Polling: 3-6pm Malcolm X Plaza outside Cesar Chavez Student Center

 

SAN JOSE

Monday, December 8th

Polling: 4-7pm Benches in front of MLK Library – campus-side, not street-side

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Monday, December 8th

Polling:  12-3pm In front of El Corral Bookstore, in front of the Starbucks

 

SAN MARCOS

Thursday, December 4th

Polling:  11-2pm In front of Kellogg Library 1st floor main entrance

 

SONOMA

Thursday,  December 4th

Polling: 10am-12pm Schulz Information Center (Library), benches under balcony

 

STANISLAUS

Wednesday, December 10th

Polling: 4-5pm In front of the Library

 

 

In Solidarity,

UAW Local 4123 Election Committee

 

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October 26, 2014
Dear Members,

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Statewide Membership Meeting, Sunday, November 16, at CSU Long Beach at noon (location TBA)

At our annual meeting of all our members, we will be kicking off our new campaign to fight student debt. We will discuss current issues of student debt and what we can do to demand tuition waivers, health benefits, and better wages in the battle for social and economic justice.

Food and drinks will be provided. If you would like to attend the statewide meeting, please RSVP tounion@uaw4123.org so that we can get a head count for food and drinks. If you will be traveling over 100 miles to Long Beach, transportation and housing is available for those coming from out of town.

If you have any questions, or would like to get involved, please simply email us at union@uaw4123.org

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October 2, 2014

Annual Statewide Membership Meeting

Dear Members,

Each year, UAW Local 4123 members from across the 23 CSU campuses gather to discuss the direction and goals for the upcoming year. As we continue to fight to stop stuent debt by providing tuition waivers, living wages, and improved financial aid, we need your participation and support. We invite all members to come and attend our annual statewide membership meeting.

We are conducting a Doodle poll to determine where the best location and date to hold the meeting is. Our Northern California option is in Sacramento and our Southern California option is in Long Beach.

Please click on the following links to vote for either Sacramento or Long Beach and the best date. Polling will close October 15, 2014 at midnight.

Long Beach option http://doodle.com/gug4ihf5ifrunedd

Sacramento option http://doodle.com/2emhzf7t9trzd7ua

For more information about the meeting or questions about the union in general please email: union@uaw4123.org

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September 27, 2014

The November 4 mid-term elections are just around the corner. Attached are endorsements made by the UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Councils. Please make sure to print out a copy for Election Day.

2014GeneralEndorsementsNo.CA

2014GeneralEndorsementsSo.CA 

Or you can go to www.uawendorsements.org for more information.

If you would like to get involved in the election by talking to your co-workers, canvassing neighborhoods, helping register people to vote, or turning out folks for election day, please contact us at union@uaw4123.org

 

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September 23, 2014

National Voter Registration Day

Dear Members,

Today is National Voter Registration Day. An active and engaged participation in our democracy is vital to ensuring that we as public employees have our voice heard and are compensated fairly for our hard work. As the late UAW President Walter Reuther once said, “the bread box is directly tied to the ballot box.” In order to continue to get our pay raises, we have to elect officials to Sacramento that make higher education funding a priority in the state budget.

Please make sure that you are registered to vote. This includes having the correct address listed so that you do not encounter any problems when you go to vote November 4. Here is the link to register to vote and update your voter information.

http://registertovote.ca.gov/

 

Here is a list of the important deadline prior to November 4, 2014

October 24, 2014 Voter Registration deadline (postmarked by October 24, 2014)

October 28, 2014 Vote-by-mail request deadline

November 4, 2014 Election Day 7am-8pm (Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by 8pm)

 

Once you are registered to vote, it is important to know the issues that affect us as Academic Student Employees at CSU. Please go to http://uawendorsements.org/state/california/ for a list of full endorsements of candidates and issues. This website will be updated as election day approaches.

We also encourage you to sign up for VCAP (Voluntary Community Action Program). This voluntary program is a monthly financial contribution that is in addition to your monthly dues. Without this VCAP money, we would not be able to financially support elected officials and spend money on our own members to lobby those in Sacramento. If you would like to sign up for VCAP, please respond to this email and a member organizer will be in touch.

If you would like to get involved with the upcoming elections, please respond to this email with your name, campus, and a number you can be reached at.

Please stay tuned for future updates about our Union’s political program as we near the November 4 election.

In Solidarity,

UAW Local 4123

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July 15, 2014

Dear Members,

Effective July 1, 2014, members of our UAW Local 4123 have gained pay raises! Because of the support of a strong majority of members, we have gained the following pay increases:

Teaching Associate: 2% pay increase for all Teaching Associates. In addition, there is a 5% increase to the minimum and maximum scale ranges.

Graduate Assistant: 2% pay increase for all Teaching Associates. In addition, there is a 5% increase to the minimum and maximum scale ranges.

Instructional Student Assistant: The new minimum hourly rate for ISA work will increase $.50 to $11.50/hour.

If you are working during the summer, please pay attention to your pay stub to make sure that your pay raise takes effect for work effective July 1, 2014. For those of you returning in the Fall, please make sure that you pay has the increased according to the contract.

If you have any questions about your pay raise, please contact us at union@uaw4123 or call us at (916) 498-8452.

In Solidarity,

UAW Local 4123

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July 9, 2014

Dear Members,

UAW Local 4123, the Union representing over 8,000 Teaching Associates, Graduate Assistants, Tutors, and Graders at California State University is seeking member organizers for Summer and Fall employment.

Job Duties

Primary responsibilities will include signing up new employees as members in the union in a one on one setting, conducting new employee orientations, recruiting and developing volunteers in departments across campus, and engaging in outreach and mobilization in support of our strong contract and campus goals.

 

Eligibility-In order to be eligible for the position, applicant must be a member of UAW Local 4123 and currently be a student at CSU. Applicant should be able to work 10-20 hours a week.

 

Compensation-Current rate of pay in your most recent campus position

 

Duration-Employment is for the summer term on your campus. Employment is also available during the Fall, Winter, and Spring.

 

If you are interested or would like to know more about the position, please email your resume to union@uaw4123.org.

In Solidarity,

UAW 4123

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February 24, 2014

***PAY RAISE AND BACK PAY INFORMATION***

Dear Members,

We have put together an instruction sheet that will help you calculate your new pay raise and how much back pay you will get. Some campuses have already begun receiving their back pay checks. New pay raises should be effective on your March 1 paycheck.

You will need your appointment letter to determine how much your pay raise will be and how much back pay you are owed. If you do not have a copy of your appointment letter, please contact your department office for a copy.

  1. 1.       How to determine your new pay rate and back pay (salaried TA & GA)

For TA & GA titles, there are 2 forms of pay increases

  • 1.34% increase for all TA/GA titles retroactive to July 1, 2013
  • 5% increase to the minimum/maximum scale range (for those at or near the salary range minimum) retroactive to July 1, 2013.

To calculate your new rate and back pay, multiply your salary by .0134. This will be your new salary rate retroactive to July 1, 2013. For example, if you monthly salary is $1000/month, 1000x.0134=$13.40 pay raise/month. Your back pay will be the # of months paid x $13.40.

To see if you qualify for the 5% adjustment to the salary scale:

1)      Determine your job code based on your appointment letter.

2)      Figure out your FTE (based on your appointment letter)

3)      Convert to 1.0 FTE (for example, if you are at .2 FTE, multiply x5 to get 1.0 FTE)

4)      Go to salary schedule calculator to see min/max range. http://www.calstate.edu/HRAdm/SalarySchedule/Salary.aspx

5)      If your salary at 1.0 FTE is below the listed range, you will be receiving a pay increase to move you to the new minimum increased by 5%. You will also receive that difference in your back pay

 

  1. 2.       How to determine your new pay rate and back pay (hourly ISA)

For ISA hourly employees (Tutors, Graders, Readers, Supplemental Instructor’s) the new minimum hourly rate (effective retroactive to July 1, 2013) is $11/hour.

  • To calculate your back pay if you are currently paid less than $11/hour, simply take the difference between your current wage ($10/hour minimum) and the new $11/hour increase. For example, if you are currently paid $10/hour, you will receive a $1/hour pay increase. For your back pay, if you worked 120 hours since July 1, 2013, you would be paid 120 x $1=$120 back pay.

 

If you need any assistance in helping to calculate your back pay or have not received your pay increase or back pay, please contact UAW Local 4123 at union@uaw4123.org.

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January 31, 2014

IMPORTANT-Pay Raise and Backpay Update

Dear Members,

The Union is appealing to a binding neutral arbitration hearing a grievance we filed last fall to secure the raises and backpay that we won in our new contract. Despite the Union ratifying the contract in October 2013 and CSU in November 2013, CSU has yet to implement the pay raises and provide back pay retroactive to July 1, 2013. In addition to the delay in receiving our much needed pay raises and backpay, it is of great concern that that members who are not working this semester/quarter, and particularly those who have graduated, must receive their just compensation and backpay before contact with them is lost.

This week at the Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, UAW 4123 had three members speak on the delay and the problems it is creating for our membership. “I’m glad that we got a good contract with pay raises. I’m upset that we haven’t gotten those pay raises,” said Nate Greely, Graduate Assistant and Head Steward at Cal State Los Angeles. UAW Local 4123 Recording Secretary Maura Cotter, a Graduate Assistant at Long Beach described the “nightmare” caused by not paying employees in a timely manner. “I was just speaking to TA’s who didn’t get jobs this semester… This is a waste of our member’s dues dollars and public taxpayer dollars spent trying to track everyone down to make sure they get their money.” President Rich Anderson noted that CSU needs to “quit using an incompetent State Controller’s Office to process payroll with extensive delays.”

Chancellor White and Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Gail Brooks spoke immediately about the situation at the Trustees meeting with Trustee Lou Monville, who chairs the Committee on Collective Bargaining, commenting that the Trustees will see if anything can be done to expedite the process.

We will keep you updated as to the status of the pay raises and backpay being implemented. We need be v