Thursday, June 25, 2009

Chapter 315 Officers Quoted in Furlough Story

Chapter 315 (Long Beach) President Peggy O'Neil-Rosales, and Vice President Richard Duarte, were quoted by their campus paper in an article about the furlough proposal:

Peggy O'Neil-Rosales, CSULB chapter president of CSUEU, said she thought that most members supported the possibility of furloughs in order to reduce layoffs. Richard Duarte, CSUEU vice president and chief steward at CSULB, described it as choosing between bad and ugly.

O'Neil-Rosales expressed concern about rushing into the option of furloughs, as well as the possibility that it would increase employees' workloads and cause students to pay more to study longer due to lower class availability.

We were given very sketchy information from the chancellor, O'Neil-Rosales said.

Although the CSUEU Web site said the union could begin negotiations next week, We will not reach an agreement until we have a clear understanding as to how the furlough program will impact our members.


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