April 3, 2014
Dear Members:

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

Executive Board:

Nate Greely – Vice President, District III

 

Joint Council:

Frank Perez – Head Steward, CSU Fullerton

Emily Beals – Head Steward, CSU Fresno

Lety Velasquez – Head Steward, CSU Los Angeles

 

Constitutional Convention Delegates:

Rich Anderson, CSU Northridge

Lautaro Galleguillos, CSU Long Beach

Nate Greely, CSU Los Angeles

 

In Solidarity,

UAW 4123 Election Committee

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March 10, 2014

Dear Members,

We would like to inform you about two very important elections for UAW Local 4123 members. The first election will be to fill three (3) delegates to attend the 36th Annual UAW Constitutional Convention June 1-5 in Detroit. The second election will be to fill vacant officer positions. If you have any questions about these positions, please contact us at union@uaw4123.org

 

DELEGATES TO THE 36TH UAW CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

NOMINATIONS

In order to be eligible to serve as a delegate to a UAW Constitutional Convention, a member must have been in continuous good standing in the International Union for twelve (12) months immediately preceding the first (1st) day of the month in which the convention is held and shall have been a member of his or her local union for three (3) months immediately preceding the first (1st) day of the month in which the convention is held.  All delegates are nominated and elected by the Local Union membership.  All eligible members are automatically nominated for the following positions:

3 Delegates to the UAW Constitutional Convention

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VACANCY ELECTION

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:

3 Vice Presidents (District 1, District 2, and District 3) nominated by district (see list of campuses by

district below) 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

 

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.

 

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

LONG BEACH

1 Head Steward 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 JOSE

2 Head Stewards nominated and elected by campus membership

SAN LUIS OBISPO

2 Head Stewards 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 Elections 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 March 20th 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 March 20, 2014

to UAW Local 4123 Elections 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

March 27th, 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 March 20,

2014.

 

ELECTION:

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

the following times at the following campus locations:

BAKERSFIELD

Thursday, April 3

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

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS

Thursday, April 3

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

 

CHICO

Thursday, April 3

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

 

DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Monday, April 7

Polling:  2-5pm Library North tower 5th floor-in front of the Toro Learning Center, by the elevators

EAST BAY (HAYWARD HILLS CAMPUS)

Monday, April 7

Polling: 10am-12pm

In the courtyard between the New and Old University Union buildings

 

FRESNO

Tuesday, April 8

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

FULLERTON

Tuesday, April 8

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

 

HUMBOLDT

Tuesday, April 8

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

 

LONG BEACH

Wednesday, April 9

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

 

LOS ANGELES

Wednesday, April 9

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

 

MARITIME ACADEMY

Wednesday, April 9

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

 

MONTEREY BAY

Wednesday, April 9

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

NORTHRIDGE

Thursday, April 3

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

 

POMONA

Thursday, April 10

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

 

SACRAMENTO

Thursday, April 3

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

 

SAN BERNARDINO

Wednesday, April 9

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

 

SAN DIEGO

Thursday, April 10

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

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Thursday, April 10

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

 

SAN JOSE

Wednesday, April 9

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

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Friday, April 4

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

 

SAN MARCOS

Monday, April 7

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

 

SONOMA

Thursday, April 10

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

 

STANISLAUS

Monday, April 7

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 April 14th through April 25th 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

Poll: Monday, April 14th  Time: 5-9pm Location:  Inside first floor

lounge of Science 1

 

CHANNEL ISLANDS

Poll: Monday, April 21st Time: 3-7pm Location: In the Bell Tower

East, in the Lounge, next to the Microwave

 

CHICO

Poll: Monday, April 14th  Time: 11-3 Location: In the Free Speech Area in front of Trinity Hall

 

DOMINGUEZ HILLS

Poll: Tuesday, April 15th  Time: 3-7pm Location: Library North tower 5th floor-in front of the Toro Learning Center, by the elevators

 

EAST BAY

Poll: Tuesday, April 15th  Time: 11-3 Location: In the courtyard between the New and Old University Union buildings

 

FRESNO

Poll: Wednesday, April 16th  Time: 11-3 Location: Maple Mall in front Taco Bell

 

FULLERTON

Poll:  Wednesday, April 23th Time: 11-3pm Location: In the Campus

Quad, near McCarthy Hall

 

HUMBOLDT

Poll: Monday, April 21th  Time: 11-3 Location: In the Quad, in front of the University Center

 

LONG BEACH

Poll: Tuesday, April 15th Time: 10-2pm Location: In front of the main entrance (North) to Library

 

LOS ANGELES

Poll: Wednesday, April 16th Time: 10–2pm Location: Between Library

North and the Palmer Wing of the Library, near the Golden Eagle Statue

 

MARITIME ACADEMY

Poll: Monday, April 21th  Time: 6-8 Location: Tutoring Center Waiting Area

 

MONTEREY BAY

Poll: Monday, April 21th  Time: 11-3 Location: In front of the Dining Commons (Building 16)

 

NORTHRIDGE

Poll: Monday, April 21st Time: 10-2pm Location: In the Sierra Quad, outside of the Sierra Tower

 

POMONA

Poll: Monday, April 21st  Time: 4-8pm Location: Between Building 3 and

Building 5, on the ground floor walkway

 

SACRAMENTO

Poll: Thursday, April 17th  Time: 10-2 Location: Outside Alpine Hall, on the benches on the south side

 

SAN BERNARDINO

Poll: Monday, April 21st Time: 10-2pm Location: North entrance of the Pfau Library

 

SAN DIEGO

Meeting: Thursday, April 17th Time: 10-2pm Location: East Commons entrance by the library

 

SAN FRANCISCO

Poll: Wednesday, April 23th  Time: 11-3 Location: Malcolm X Plaza outside Cesar Chavez Student Center

 

SAN JOSE

Poll: Monday, April 14th  Time: 11-3 Location: Benches in front of MLK Library – campus-side, not street-side

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Poll: Monday, April 21th Time: 10-2pm Location: In front of El

Corral Bookstore

 

SAN MARCOS

Poll: Thursday, April 17th Time: 4-8pm Location: In front of

Kellogg Library 1st floor main entrance

 

SONOMA

Poll: Tuesday, April 15th  Time: 10-2 Location: covered benches outside

Schultz Information Center, 1st floor.

 

STANISLAUS

Poll: Tuesday, April 15th  Time: 10-2 Location: In front of the Library

 

In Solidarity,

UAW Local 4123 Election Committee

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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 vigilant in enforcing our new contract to get the much deserved improvements we won. When the paychecks do come out, please pay attention to the amounts to ensure that your pay raises and back pay have been processed correctly. We will send out additional information shortly about how to figure out your pay raise and how much backpay you are owed.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at union@uaw4123.org .

In Solidarity,

UAW 4123

 

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January 31, 2014

Dear SFSU Members,

President Wong has announced that the Science Building will be closed for the entire Spring semester to address the presence of lead, asbestos, and mercury. There are lots of questions regarding health concerns and possible exposure, what will happen with your job assignments that were in the building, and what will happen to any research or other property inside the building.

As union members, health and safety is a very important issue and the communication and involvement of our members is important to ensure the safety for all of the students, GTA’s, faculty, and staff that work in the building. We are working closely with support from the UAW International Health & Safety Department to analyze and review all data and communication.

If you have any questions, please email us at union@uaw4123.org or call us at (916) 498-8452.

The University has set up a website at http://buildingclosure.sfsu.edu/ that has information regarding the closure of the Science Building. Dr. Alastair Smith, Director of Student Health Services recommended that “If you have a significant health problem, are considering pregnancy, are pregnant or breast feeding I would recommend that you contact your health care provider.” If you see a medical provider, please indicate that it is a possible exposure in your workplace. You will have to fill out a workers compensation form and will be directed to go to St. Francis hospital to be evaluated.

If you do not have health insurance, we encourage you to go to the student health center. To make an appointment, please go to http://health.sfsu.edu/ .

SFSU has also set up a hotline at (415) 405-4000 that will attempt to answer any questions you have.

In regards to work assignments for GTA’s and Graduate Assistants and Tutors or Graders who may be working in the building, the university is working to get alternative work spaces for instructions, labs, office space, and research labs. Please contact your supervisor if you have any questions about where you will be working. If you have materials or property that needs to be removed from the building, please contact your department so that material can be tagged, cleaned, and delivered to you. Please be aware that the process of removing property and materials will take several weeks to process.

If you have further questions or concerns about exposure while in the Science Buiding, please email us at union@uaw4123.org.

In Solidarity,
UAW Local 4123

 

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January 6, 2014

The next Executive Board and Joint Council meeting will be January 26, 2014 at the UAW Region 5 Office located at 6500 Rosemead Blvd. Pico Rivera, CA 90660. The Executive Board meeting will begin at 12pm and the Joint Council meeting will begin at 12:30. All members in good standing are welcome to attend.

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November 18, 2013
Vacancy Election Results-click here to meet your newly elected officers.

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November 15, 2013

Pass ENDA

Support ENDA-Stop Workplace Discrimination against LGBTQ workers. Click here to read a letter sent on behalf of the local urging the House to follow the Senate’s lead and pass ENDA. Call  (202) 224-3121 for the House of Representatives operator to contact your Congressperson.

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Support Walmart workers fight for a living wage-Attend a Black Friday Protest. Click here to find a protest near you.

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October 31, 2013

Stop Student Debt Action 

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UAW Local 4123 members joined with various community and student organizations to protest student debt at the CSULB Wells Fargo branch. Members dressed as student debt prisoners stood rebelled and jailed Wells Fargo CEO in a performance highlighting the horrors of the trillion student-loan industry.

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