Note from the President

Greetings to all!  I hope this newsletter reaches you all in good health and spirits.  As you know we’ve been in contract negotiations for the past year, and I am pleased to inform you that it is complete.  On February 28, 2014, the Arbitrator ruled favorable for us and we are looking at for the most part an 11% raise over three years.  The particulars of the contract are outlined in this newsletter.  I would like to thank the Negotiating Team for all their hard work in getting this contract done especially the Chief Negotiator Robert Rinker.  Although the Arbitrator has ruled, the decision still needs to ratified by the legislature.  Once it’s approved there, it becomes law and we will start receiving our money.  Besides contract negotiations, your union has still been busy working hard to ensure your union rights are being protected.  We continually meet with the state looking to resolve issues before they become problems.  This proactive approach has been very successful in helping our members.  We have conducted several labor management meetings across the state.   The Affirmative Action, Human Resources, and Good Works Committee meet regularly.  If you have any issues you want brought forward for these committees please let me know.  Likewise if you are interested in being on any of these committees please contact me or any Executive Board Member.  Finally, if you have any concern please don’t hesitate to contact me or any board member.  We are here for you.   I would like to congratulate and welcome all those promoted to our CSC family your hard work has afforded you a great opportunity.  Keep up the good work!

In Solidarity,

Julius Preston,
President, CSC, (NP-8)
CSEA / SEIU Local 2001
Correctional Supervisors Council
(860) 608-4158

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