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Teamsters Protest at CSU Trustees Meeting

Teamsters Protest at CSU Trustee Meeting

Over 60 Teamsters marched outside the CSU Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, January 31 calling for action to ensure the safety of staff and students from neglected campus facilities and fair wages for our CSU Skilled Trades workers.

Click here to view pictures of the event.

“The safety of our community must be placed above all else,” said Jason Rabinowitz, Teamsters Local 2010 Secretary-Treasurer.  “The University’s neglect of this problem hurts students and workers alike.”

CSU has accumulated a $2+ billion backlog of neglected repairs and maintenance work, which continues to grow by $143 million a year.

“We are overworked and understaffed,” said Calvin Mason, Electrician from SDSU.  “Without any help from the administration to handle the endless repairs, it is clear that the safety of students and workers is far from the top of priorities.”

After the initial protest, the skilled trades workers packed the seats of the CSU Board of Trustees meeting creating a sea of blue in the crowd.

Inadequate funding has resulted in a backlog of system failures and facilities past their useful life, according to CSU’s own reports. The intentional neglect threatens to interrupt education services to students and impedes the Univeristy's ability to provide a clean and safe work environment for faculty and staff.

“Service interruptions consistently happen throughout the CSU,” said Hector Fernandez, Teamsters Local 2010 Director of Skilled Trades.  “Instead of planning ahead, we are forced to play catch up every day due to the administrations negligence.”

Thank you to all of the members who came out strong in support of our efforts.  With your help, we will continue to fight for fair wages and the safety of the CSU community.
 

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