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The CSU Reaches Multi-Year Tentative Agreements with Three Unions




The California State University (CSU) announced that it has reached multi-year tentative agreements for salary increases with three unions, collectively representing more than 26,000 employees across the university system's 23 campuses. The agreements must be ratified by the membership of the three unions and will be brought to the CSU Board of Trustees for approval at its next meeting scheduled for November 7 and 8.

“Throughout the collective bargaining process, the CSU has been committed to increasing salaries for our employees in a fiscally sustainable manner that ensures we can continue to deliver on our mission of serving our diverse and talented students," said CSU Chancellor Mildred García . “We thank our labor union partners for negotiating with us to achieve these goals."  

Of the 26,000 employees covered by these agreements, approximately 16,000 are staff represented by the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). Their membership encompasses hundreds of job classifications, such as academic, administrative and technical support staff, custodians, nurses and medical assistants. This three-year agreement (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2026) provides a 10% salary increase over the first two years (a 5% increase in year one and a 5% increase in year two). This agreement also reintroduces a salary step structure in year three that contains 20 steps for most job classifications, with 2% salary increases between each step.

The other agreements are with United Auto Workers Local 4123 (UAW) and the Statewide University Police Association (SUPA), which, respectively, represent more than 10,000 CSU academic student employees and more than 330 police officers, corporals and sergeants of CSU's university police departments.

The agreement with UAW is for two years (July 1, 2023 - October 31, 2025) and includes a 5% salary increase in each year. The agreement with SUPA is for three years (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2026) and includes a 5% salary increase in each year.

To read the tentative agreements and bargaining updates, visit the CSU's Labor and Employee Relations website.


About the California State University

The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, nearly 460,000 students, and 56,000 faculty and staff. More than 40 percent of the CSU's undergraduate students transfer from California Community Colleges. The CSU was created in 1960 with a mission of providing high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 125,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and its global alumni network is 4 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.