Friday, May 2, 2008

Budget Battle Update

From a message sent by CSUEU President Pat Gantt today to the CSUEU Board of Directors:

As you may know, the state budget battle most likely will carry on through the summer and into the fall. We want to get people signed up for the Alliance so that we can contact them all the way through the budget process to help protect the CSU budget. Please work with the other campus unions and get the message out at and around the graduation exercises in May and June.

The May revise is due out as early as next week. It will not be good as the state is now projecting a deficit perhaps as high as $20 billion. We need to be ready to advocate strongly at every step of the process and force the legislature to seek alternatives to a cuts only approach.
Reminder: Expect the personal information you provide on the Alliance cards and web form to be provided to the CSU administration. The Alliance does not allow you to opt out of this information release. At this time, the Alliance does not post a privacy policy on their web site, or otherwise disclose how they will use your information. If your chapter collects cards, or urges people to sign up on the Alliance web site, please warn people about this. Employees should not provide cell phone numbers, personal email addresses, or any other information they don't want the CSU to have.


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