Public Affairs

CSU Reaches Tentative Agreements with SETC-United and APC

September 5, 2012

The CSU has reached a tentative agreement with SETC-United on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.  SETC-United represents nearly 1,000 employees who work in the skilled trades throughout the system.

Highlights from the agreement with SETC-United include:

  • Salaries and benefits will be maintained at current levels for 2011-12.
  • Clarification on rights and responsibilities in regards to management contracting out.
  • Management can now administer more frequent evaluations to address performance issues than was allowable in the previous contract.

The parties agreed to maintain status quo on the majority of provisions of the agreement.  SETC-United will begin the ratification process immediately and CSU Trustees will take up the item during the Collective Bargaining Committee session at the Board of Trustees meeting on September 18.

The CSU also reached a tentative agreement with the Academic Professionals of California (APC; Unit 4) on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.  APC represents approximately 3,000 academic support professionals.

Highlights from the agreement with APC include:

  • Salaries and benefits will be maintained at current levels for 2011-12.
  • Family and medical leave is now consistent with other agreements.
  • Evaluations may now include input from any individuals who have directly observed an employee's work in order to complete a performance evaluation.

The parties agreed to maintain status quo on the majority of provisions of the agreement.  APC will begin to conduct the ratification process immediately and CSU Trustees will take up ratification of the agreement at the November board meeting.

With tentative agreements reached with both unions, the CSU now has tentative agreements with all systemwide unions.