Use of Facilities
Upon request of the Union, the CSU shall provide at no cost adequate facilities not otherwise required for campus business for union meetings that may be attended by ELP Instructors during non-worktime.
The Union shall bear the cost of all campus materials and supplies incidental to any union meeting or union business conducted on campus.
Intra-campus mail service, including electronic mail services, shall be available to the Union at no cost for official union communications with ELP Instructors. The Union shall package and label hard copy materials for convenient handling according to the normal specifications of the campus which shall be communicated upon the request of the Union. The name of the Union shall appear on all materials sent through the campus mail service. ELP Instructor mailboxes, if any, may be utilized by the Union for purposes of union communication to bargaining unit Exempt and Non-Exempt ELP Instructors. The campus shall provide email accounts to Exempt and Non-Exempt ELP Instructors.
The Union shall have the use of an adequate number of designated bulletin boards for the posting of union material. Such bulletin boards shall be visible, accessible to ELP Instructors, and in areas frequented by ELP Instructors.
A copy of union material posted on bulletin boards and union material intended for general distribution to ELP Instructors through campus mail service shall be provided in a timely manner to the appropriate administrator. The Union shall exercise responsibility for the content of such union material.
A request for reconsideration filed by an employee alleging a violation, misapplication, or misinterpretation of a specific written campus policy governing working conditions or work rules shall be processed pursuant to provisions 5.7 - 5.15.
As a courtesy, the appropriate administrator shall be notified of the presence of a Union Representative who is not an ELP Instructor either upon his/her arrival at the campus or by telephone in advance of arrival. As a courtesy, upon such notification, the appropriate administrator shall provide such a Union Representative with a daily parking pass at no cost to the Union.
Two (2) Bargaining Unit 13 Representatives shall be designated by the Union to officially represent the Union.
ELP Instructor Lists
The campus Human Resources Office shall provide to the person(s) designated by the Union, upon written request, a quarterly list of all ELP Instructors in bargaining unit 13. Such lists shall include names, bargaining unit, classification, date of hire, division name or division code and campus mailing address and shall be provided at no cost to the Union. An ELP Instructor's home address shall be released to the Union unless the ELP Instructor has officially informed the CSU that he/she wishes the home address withheld. If any ELP Instructor terminates or is hired more than thirty (30) days prior to the issuance of the next quarterly report, CSUEU may request an updated report. Upon request of CSUEU, these quarterly lists shall be provided in electronic format.
Upon written request of the Union, ELP Instructor lists (with name, classification, hire date and department) and public information shall be provided to the person designated by the Union in a timely manner. The cost of such ELP Instructor lists and public information shall be borne by the Union except as provided elsewhere in the Agreement.
Release Time for Union Business
The term "no cost" as used in this Article shall be exclusive of actual overtime costs or extraordinary clean-up costs incurred by the CSU in complying with the provisions of this Article. Such costs shall be borne by the Union. When the meeting request is submitted and the Union inquires, the CSU shall inform the Union whether or not costs shall be charged.
Upon written request of normally not less than five (5) working days from the Union to the Office of the Chancellor, the CSU shall grant a union leave to any Union Representative as described below.
An ELP Instructor shall not suffer reprisals for participation in union activities, including, but not limited to, filing and processing grievances under Articles 7 of this Agreement.
The Human Resources Office on the campus shall make available to new ELP Instructors’ Union membership material provided by the CSUEU.
The CSU/SCO agrees to deduct from ELP Instructors’ pay warrants and transmit to CSUEU all authorized deductions from all CSUEU members within Bargaining Unit 13 who have signed and approved authorization cards for such deduction on a form provided by CSUEU, less necessary administrative costs incurred by the State Controller to the extent such deductions are permitted by law.
The written authorization for CSUEU deduction shall remain in full force and effect during the life of this Agreement provided, however, that any ELP Instructor may withdraw from CSUEU by sending a withdrawal letter to CSUEU within thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration of this Agreement.
Upon movement of an ELP Instructor out of the bargaining unit, the ELP Instructor may elect to withdraw from CSUEU. Such withdrawal shall not be permitted if the ELP Instructor moves to another bargaining unit in which CSUEU is the exclusive representative and in which the Agreement contains a provision such as 5.17 above.
The amount of dues deducted from the CSUEU members' pay warrants shall be sent to CSUEU and changed by the CSU upon written request of CSUEU.
ELP Instructors shall be free to join or not to join the Union.
CSUEU agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold the CSU harmless against any claim made of any nature and against any suit instituted against the CSU arising from its payroll deduction for CSUEU dues and deductions.