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CSU Trustees Ratify a Three-Year Labor Agreement with
UAW-Represented Employees

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(November 9, 2010) – The California State University trustees voted on Nov. 9, during the Committee on Collective Bargaining, to ratify a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the academic student employees who are represented by the United Auto Workers.  The UAW represents approximately 5,400 employees employed by the university as teaching associates, graduate assistants and instructional student assistants.

The agreement, preserves the status quo with respect to wages and fee waivers but does provide an opportunity for the UAW to request reopener bargaining over these two issues in the third year of the agreement.


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