We are pleased to announce that the militancy and solidarity expressed by rank and file AEU members around the state in reaction to the “last, best” offer received yesterday from CSEA has had a positive impact.
At approximately 3:36 p.m., this afternoon, your AEU bargaining team received yet a new offer from CSEA for a four-year term. Click here to view CSEA’s September 19, 2013 two scenario proposal. While well short of meeting AEU’s demands, the fact that CSEA made yet another offer demonstrates that the bargaining process is far from over. There is more work to do.
Of course, CSEA continues to maintain that if no agreement is reached, it will impose the terms of the “1 year,” offer made yesterday.
A strong showing by AEU members at our Saturday meeting to discuss the bargaining process is very important. We need to continue to demonstrate mass solidarity in support of our bargaining needs.
Now is the time to restore our lost pension benefits and to equalize pension benefits for all AEU represented employees.
Now is the time for a fair market based salary increase.
Now is the time for a realistic appraisal of our future medical care benefits and costs.
Now is the time for labor stability and a multi-year contract for both AEU and CSEA members.
Please plan to attend the meeting on Saturday, September 21st at 10:30 a.m. at the San Jose Hilton, 300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA.
See you there!