Welcome to the new CSUEU Chapter 318 website.

Chapter Meetings May 2020 - July 2020

July 31, 2020

Given our inability to meet face to face, we decided that the next best thing would be to move our meeting to a virtual environment. This allows us to meet with you more often and include more employees, thereby allow more interaction via our chat feature. In order to reach even more employees, we have recorded our sessions to enable our information to reach a broad audience in order to quell misconceptions, rumor, and erroneous information. Please pass the word to your co-worker to check us out and, hopefully, we'll see you at our next meeting.

In Union,
Robert Yslas

Union Meeting May 12, 2020

Start Time : May 12, 2020 11:52 AM (Recording started a little late)
Meeting Recording

Union Meeting Jun 12, 2020

Start Time : Jun 12, 2020 11:47 AM
Meeting Recording

Union Meeting July 7, 2020

Start Time : Jul 7, 2020 11:46 AM (Recording started a little late)
Meeting Recording

Union Meeting July 31, 2020

Start Time : Jul 31, 2020 11:50 AM (Recording started a little late)
Meeting Recording

SDSU Campus Safety Survey Chapter 318

July 10, 2020

We know a lot of employees are being asked to go back to the office and the repopulation plan is underway. Unfortunately, the campus has not met with Union Leadership to meet and confer over the repopulation plan yet, despite our objections and wish to delay re-populating the campus considering current COVID-19 numbers. We have a feeling that enough is not being done to keep those on campus now and those who are returning safe. So, we are reaching out to you to give us the data we need to be able to fight for you.

Here is the link to TAKE/PREVIEW the Survey

We look forward to your responses to the survey!

Temp Checks and Campus Re-population

June 15, 2020

Thank you to all those who joined us for our monthly Chapter Meeting on Friday. We had about 180 staff members join us online to get information about what is new on the campus. We recorded the session. If you would like the link please contact Chapter President Robert Yslas (robertyslasjr at

We met as part of the Labor Management Committee (LMC) Friday, June 12, 2020. As part of our discussion, and with the expectation of having Facilities Service returning to the campus and participating in temperature checks starting Monday, 6/15/20, if an employee manifests with a fever of 100.0 degrees at the time of reporting for work, said employee will be sent home and will receive paid administrative leave to 10 days. Additionally, management will offer and encourage staff members to have COVID-19 testing. Employees can call 211 to locate a testing site near their physical location to schedule an appointment. NOTE: SDSU, per Employee Relations, has agreed to these stipulations until the end of July or until we can finalize this issue at a meet and confer, whichever comes first.

Additionally, in keeping in line with the County of San Diego guidelines, and referencing any re-population of the campus, we are reminding staff that if you are 65 years old or older or you have a chronic illness, as it applied to the restrictions related to this pandemic, you are still strongly encouraged to remain at home. If you have any issues, you are asked to contact the Office of Employee Relations. Additionally, managers cannot ask for your medical condition nor can they request documentation of your condition per HEERA.

If you feel that managers are violating these conditions, please let us know as soon as possible and send us any documentation you have that discusses these issues.

Resources for testing: New County Website Helps Residents Locate, Schedule COVID-19 Testing

IRP Presentation

August 22, 2019

In Range Progression requests can be made by the employee or the administrator. We have a slideshow that was presented at one of our chapter meetings. A PDF version is posted on our website.

Know Your Rights Position Descriptions

July 26, 2019

CSUEU has a number of documents they label Know Your Rights. One of the most relevant at this time of year is Position Descriptions. If you have wondered about your rights when it comes to your position description, this is the document to read.

State Audit: CSU Conceals $1.5 Billion in Surplus

June 24, 2019

Read the CSUEU news about this finding.

AB 369 Update

June 12, 2019

AB 369 (Weber) passed with a 5-1 vote this morning in the Senate Education Committee. The bill now moves to Senate Appropriations. A communication piece will be sent via Constant Contact today with this information as well as a reminder to write letters to Senators.

Senate Education Committee

  • Connie Leyva - D (Chair) (YES )
  • Scott Wilk - R (Vice Chair) (YES)
  • Ling Ling Chang - R (NOT VOTING)
  • Maria Elena Durazo - D (YES)
  • Steven Glazer - D (NO)
  • Mike McGuire - D (YES)
  • Richard Pan - D (YES)

Also of note: the $100 million ask did not get approved. As you know, two-thirds of CSUEU members are experiencing salary inversion from the lack of moving through the salary range. While AB 369 does not solve the salary inversion, it will prevent the salary gap between new hires and long-term employees from growing worse. To help educate legislators about this inequity – and secure state funding that would close this gap – as part of the state budget deliberations, CSUEU requested $100 million in one-time funding be added to the CSU budget. CSUEU pursued one-time monies due to the Governor’s reluctance to fund new CSU obligations that had ongoing costs. The efforts to educate legislative leaders about the repercussions from not having salary steps – and gain stronger support for AB 369 – we were, unfortunately, unable to acquire the money to close the salary gap. However, a strong foundation has been laid to pursue this funding next year. Hopefully this information is helpful to understand CSUEU’s legislative efforts to address the salary inversion problem for our members.

We encourage chapter employees to write to their Senators.

SDSU Campus Video Policy Update

May 17, 2019

For the last few years, SDSU & CSUEU have been pursing a policy, in conjunction with the CSU, regarding the use of video cameras around the campus. Early this year, we finally reached an agreement where all parties agreed to the following:

"SDSU has installed video monitoring devices on campus used for the purpose of safety and security. This agreement is intended to address the impact of SDSU's video monitoring/recording/storage of footage on these vides on the terms and conditions of CSUEU represented employees. Video is not a supervisory tool. Access to viewing video images shall be limited to campus police/dispatchers or police-designated management personnel identified as having documented need to access video footage. This does not apply to monitoring on public display such as the library cashier's area. This does not apply to setup or technical maintenance of surveillance equipment. This agreement does not apply to surveillance that is conducted specifically for an ongoing criminal investigation."

Additionally, the policy states that "employees have a right to privacy and the right to know when surveillance is being used for security. Surveillance will not be used in areas where employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy." Furthermore, we have agreed that signs must be posted in reasonable proximity to the area under surveillance. Cameras cannot be used for supervision of employees, to include time-keeping and attendance, examination of work, evaluations, etc. Camera footage may be used for discipline when the observed conduct is so egregious that is the basis for formal disciplinary action.

Recently, the Union issued a cease and desist to mounting cameras in non-public locations and have issued a request for information. We are specifically asking for the location of current and planned cameras, documentation showing the need for new cameras and their reason, location of signage, and the identification of those individuals tasked with access to video camera footage. The reason for our cease-and desist pertains to the recent reports of new cameras going up in non-public area. If you witness, locate, or see that a camera is being installed in a non-public area, please let us know. This includes any suspected hidden cameras, that have also been reported.

May Revise Includes Increased Funding

May 16, 2019

The May revision of the CA budget for the upcoming fiscal year has been announced with increased funding for CSU. Read the CSU's article here.

Chapter Meeting with lunch on November 6, 2018

October 31, 2018

Two sessions will be held in LL 430

  • Session 1
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

  • Session 2
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


  • Recap of first meeting with President de la Torre
  • Custodial shift change
  • Board of Directors meeting report
  • New safety committee
  • AB 1231 steps bill was vetoed - what next
  • Second annual Staff Dev. Conf. spring early April - bring your ideas on what it should include

Don't forget to Vote!

Custodial Changes - Did Management Really Think?

October 29, 2018

Facilities Management has unilaterally decided to change approximately 60 night shift custodial employees to day shifts. Did they think about operational plan for the campus in this change? How can classrooms, bathrooms, labs and offices be cleaned while students, staff and faculty are in them?

To read more check out this leaflet

What has your Union done for you lately?

July 6, 2018

  •  ● Effective July 1, 2018, you will be receiving another 3% raise!
             Please note: your July pay stub (that we receive on July 31) will reflect the 3% increase.
  •  ● We will also receive another 3% percent on July 1, 2019.
  •  ● Salary Step Bill and Lobby Day Video hear your CSUEU leaders working for you in Sacramento
  •  ● CSUEU has a new website. Click on the link to check it out!

CSUEU Welcomes Dr. Shirley Weber March 16

March 13, 2018

Meet Dr. Shirley Weber, CA Assembly Member and Author of AB-1231: Legislation to Re-Introduce Employee Pay Steps

  •  ● When: Friday, March 16, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
  •  ● Where: Arts & Letters Bldg., Room 201
  •  ● Light refreshments will be served

California State Assembly member, Dr. Shirley Weber has introduced AB-1231 to the state legislature to put pay steps back in place for CSU employees. These steps will allow CSU employees a much faster and more direct route to reach the top of their pay scale.

The CSUEU wishes to thank Dr. Weber for introducing the bill and in seeing it through the first hurdle in the legislative process with a plaque that recognizes her ongoing and tireless efforts on behalf of all CSU employees.

Please join us for light refreshments and to meet and thank Dr. Weber for helping CSU in the first step toward replacing pay steps.

The agenda is as follows:

  •  ● 12:00 – 12:10: The History of CSU Pay Steps (Brian Young – CSUEU Labor Relations Representative )
  •  ● 12:10 – 12:20: Employee Testimony (Tessy Reese – CSUEU Bargaining Unit 2 Council Chair)
  •  ● 12:20 – 12:30: AB1231 Legislative Information (Pete Rauch – CSUEU Legislative Committee)
  •  ● 12:30 – 12:40: Dr. Shirley Weber (79th CA Assembly Representative)
  •  ● 12:40 – 12:45: Presentation of plaque to Dr. Weber (Robert Yslas – CSUEU Chapter 318 President)
  •  ● 12:45 – 1:00: Questions and Commentary from Audience

CSU Board of Trustees Approves Contract

January 31, 2018

Great news! The three-year contract CSUSEU members overwhelmingly voted to ratify this month has been approved by the CSU Board of Trustees. Paychecks with the new 3% wage increase, retroactively covering the period of July 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018, and the $650 recognition bonus are expected to be issued by the State Controller's Office in March.

Neil Jacklin, CSUEU Acting President, stated: "We want to acknowledge that this is a strong and fair contract. But we must also say it should not have taken nearly one year of negotiations to reach the deal. As a union, we put our members first. But their job, as CSU support staff, is always about putting student services first. We hope the CSU will join us in adopting a more collaborative approach going forward."

Membership activism, especially here on the SDSU campus, was key to pressuring management to agree to a decent contract for support staff. More than 97 percent of CSUEU members who participated in the ratification process voted for the contract.

Up next...pushing state legislation for Steps. We hope you visit our web site often and our Facebook page for upcoming news and information.

Thank you for your support!

Vote on the Tentative Agreement

January 17, 2018

Only members can vote for or against the Tentative Agreement

If you would like to participate in the voting to accept or reject the Tentative Agreement (TA) between the CSU and CSUEU you MUST be a MEMBER of CSUEU.

Tentative Agreement (TA) Financials:
  •  ● 3% GSI (General Salary Increase) for 2017-2018 -- Retroactive back to July 1, 2017, from the date of ratification of the contract by CSUEU and the CSU
  •  ● 3% GSI for 2018-2019
  •  ● 3% GSI for 2019-2020
  •  ● Plus a $650.00 Signing Bonus upon Ratification of the Contract by CSUEU and the CSU

The difference in cost between a fair-share fee payer and a full member average just $0.11 a month, LESS THAN $1.50 PER YEAR! The benefits of paying that extra dollar and a half a year are significant.

Some of those benefits include:

  •  ● Power and Solidarity with your co-workers to win better pay, benefits and working conditions
  •  ● The RIGHT TO VOTE for your union representatives and contract
  •  ● ;Representation on disciplinary matters as well as contractual issues
  •  ● Educational Assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, and reimbursements

You’ll also get CSEA membership benefits:

  •  ● Death benefits (up to $3,000 depending on how long you’ve worked for the CSU)
  •  ● Discount tickets for theme parks, attractions, museums, and more
  •  ● ;Many, Many, more benefits

If you are new to the university, if you don’t know your membership status, if you’ve thought of joining the union but would like some questions answered first, we are here to help!

Please sign up today! Again, if you have any questions or need help filling out the forms, please contact CSUEU at (619) 594-3076.

In Solidarity,

  • CSUEU Chapter 318 Officers:
    •  Robert Yslas, President
    •  Troy Compton, Treasurer
    •  Todd Rehfuss, Secretary
    •  Stan Wong, Organizing Chair
    •  Diana Osborn, Communications Chair
  • Bargaining Unit Representatives & Stewards:
    •  Suzanne Finch, Chief Steward
    •  Tessy Reese, Unit 2
    •  Bernardo Ng, Unit 5
    •  Sherry Velthuysen, Unit 7
    •  Saul Sanchez, Unit 9


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