Initial Bargaining Demands (2018)

As student workers, there are many necessary changes that need to be made to ensure a safe and productive working environment for nearly 10,000 TA, GA, ISAs. But there is also a more pressing and immediate concern that our members cannot afford to work and go to CSU.  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. The money we make from our part-time work is seldom enough to cover the term’s tuition, let alone rent or groceries. Many of our members live paycheck to paycheck, on the verge of being homeless. And many of the bright students that we at CSU rely on to teach our classes and tutor our struggling students are homeless and food insecure. To improve the working conditions of academic student employees and the overall quality of education we present the following initial demands:

1). Provide Compensation and Benefits that provides a living wage and reduces debt for student workers.

  • Provide Academic Student Employees with sufficient pay and benefits to eliminate food insecurity and homelessness.

  • Increase job security and access to health insurance benefits by providing year-long appointments

  • Parental and Family leave benefits that support working families

                                               

2). Develop workplace conditions that promote safety, diversity, and access

  • Reduce sexual harassment in the workplace and ensure that victims have timely, accountable investigations of their claims.

  • Stronger protection against all forms of discrimination

  • Stronger regulation and measures to stop bullying and sexual harassment from supervisors

  • Improving Employee Parking access for all Academic Student Employees

 

3). Improve quality of training to increase student success

  • More PAID 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.
     

Initial Bargaining Demands (2016)

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.

Mailing Address

 

UAW Local 4123
2234 N Bellflower Blvd #15677

Long Beach, CA 90815
Phone: (916) 498-8452
union@uaw4123.org

Main Office

UAW Local 4123

M/S UM 106

5048 N. Jackson Ave

Lab School, Room 170

Fresno, CA 93740

Additional Office


CSU Long Beach

Faculty Offices 5 - RM 235

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