Public Affairs

Tentative Agreement Reached with SUPA – Public Safety

June 29, 2012

On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, the California State University and the State University Police Association (SUPA) reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement covering the 350 public safety officers in the CSU system. Upon ratification, this new three-year agreement will run until June 30, 2014. The parties agreed that salaries and benefits would be maintained for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 at the current rates and that either side may reopen salary and benefits in fiscal year 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. In addition, the parties were able to agree to needed clarifications in the agreement.

"Given the fiscal challenges the University has faced and will continue to face, this agreement provides stability in terms and conditions of employment and is a welcome conclusion to bargaining," said CSU Vice Chancellor Gail Brooks.

SUPA President Jeff Solomon further stated, “SUPA is keenly aware of the uncertainty surrounding the state budget, and appreciates the cooperation of the CSU to address quality-of-life issues within the MOU. We look forward to addressing salary issues for unit eight members in the future. I would like to thank the SUPA executive board, and the CSU's negotiation team for their hard work and dedication in reaching a tentative agreement.”

SUPA will be conducting its ratification vote within the next few weeks. Upon union ratification, the CSU will place the item before the Board of Trustees for ratification in July.

For more information on the agreement, visit www.calstate.edu/LaborRel/Contracts_HTML/bargaining_updates.shtml