Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SJSU President: Layoffs "Part of Our Planning"

San Jose State University President John Whitmore has sent an email to employees confirming that layoffs are a part of our planning for next fiscal year, and describing the expected layoffs as limited.

He states:

The decisions about positions this action will affect and when any action will take place have not been finalized. Once a plan has been developed, it must be approved by the Chancellor's Office and then reviewed by our union groups.

Formal notice of layoffs is made directly to CSUEU headquarters. The contract language states:

Union Notice

24.2 When the CSU determines that there is a need for implementation of any procedures outlined in this Article, the CSU agrees to immediately notify the Union. The Union may submit a written request to the Office of the Chancellor to meet and confer with the Union on the bargaining unit impact.

Thanks to Steve Sloan (Chapter 307, San Jose) for posting the email.


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