Local 2010

Local fights CSU layoffs

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Local 2010 has been fighting hard to protect members from suffering layoffs or other loss of income. The Local won paid administrative leave and prevented any layoffs of California State University members through the last fiscal year. For the current fiscal year, the Local presented CSU with a comprehensive proposal on alternatives to layoffs and pushed for additional federal and state funding for California higher education in light of economic losses due to stay-at-home orders and distance learning.

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UC Teamsters rally against layoffs

They say cut back, we say fight back!

Teamsters 2010 members joined sisters and brothers from fellow University of California unions in rallies against layoffs at UC San Francisco, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, UC San Diego on June 24 during lunchtime hours.

With their billions in reserves and many income streams, the UC should not make workers bear the brunt of the coronavirus economic impact.

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UC avoids layoffs throughout current academic year

In a meeting with the UC Office of the President (UCOP) on April 13, Teamsters 2010 leadership received positive clarification on two important issues concerning the UC’s approach to layoff and Administrative Time Off (ATO) due to the COVID-19 crisis for the coming weeks:

First, UC confirmed that the recently-issued policy of no COVID-related layoffs through June 30, 2020, means that career employees who are directed not to report to work onsite and are not able to telework,

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PERB rules that UC lied about union wages

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), the agency that enforces California’s public sector labor laws, has issued a complaint alleging that the University of California violated state law when it sent a communication to Administrative Professionals containing falsehoods about union representation of UC employees.

Teamsters Local 2010 is working with unrepresented Administrative Professional employees at UC to gain union representation and improve their working conditions and compensation. The University attempted to interfere with those efforts in communications to employees that contained,

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Teamsters shed light on dark side of Merced 2020 project

Teamsters 2010 members handed out about 400 leaflets and talked to dozens of students and residents heading into the Phase II opening of the UC Merced 2020 Project. The leaflet “congratulates” campus administration for selling out the Merced community.

The 2020 Project portion of UC Merced campus is a public-private partnership, which is a fancy way of saying that good, union jobs maintaining the buildings and grounds have been subcontracted out by the Canadian-based developer.

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Lobby Day Brings Teamsters Power to State Capitol

More than 50 Local 2010 members hit the State Capitol in full force on June 5 showing Teamster power to support our bills for the fair treatment of workers. The day started early with travel to Sacramento and kicked off with a brief orientation. Then members hit the hallways to meet with over a dozen legislators and aides to encourage them to vote to restore salary steps for California State University workers and paycheck protections for University of California workers.

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Members fight to restore salary steps

Teamsters Local 2010, in coalition with its sister union at the CSU system, CSUEU, has co-sponsored legislation (AB 369 sponsored by Assm. Weber) to restore salary steps for CSU employees across the state.

“This is a fight to restore basic fairness for CSU workers,” says Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010. “Our hard-working CSU members deserve to receive step increases like every other worker in state service, and we will continue to bring Teamster power to bear until AB 369 is signed into law by Gov.

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Skilled Trades take on State Capitol

More than 60 skilled trades Teamsters from throughout the UC and CSU converged on the State Capitol for the first Local 2010 Skilled Trades Lobby Day on June 27.  Members met with the Governor’s office, Senate President Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and other legislators and aides, seeking their support for increased funding to address deferred maintenance at the universities, and to urge them to pass AB 1231, the bill to restore step increases for CSU workers.

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Alicia Flores – UC Berkeley Labor Center

Alicia Flores not only works as a Program Coordinator for the UC Berkeley Labor Center, she is also a steward and chapter coordinator for Local 2010.

Her work is varied and exciting. In addition to coordinating the leadership development program for union and community organization staff and members that offers a series of seminars and multi-day programs throughout the year, she also runs the Labor Summer Internship Program. Twenty-five students will get trained in the basics of unions and then they’ll be assigned to work for eight weeks out in the field with unions and community organizations;

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Workers protest for campus safety and fair wages at CSU

Hundreds of skilled trades workers across the California State University system held protests on January 23, to call attention to the threats to students caused by years of neglect of campus facilities.

CSU has accumulated a $2+ billion backlog of neglected repairs and maintenance work, which continues to grow by $143 million a year.

“CSU raises tuition, but fails to invest in student safety and the safety of the workers who make the university run,” said Jason Rabinowitz,

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