As many of you have already seen, heard, CSEA recently publicized both in print and on their website, their Tentative Agreement Highlights and other information regarding their contract vote. We, along with the other court unions,( excluding CSEA), do not believe this is a good contract, nor is it a fair contract, as it contains more “give-backs” than benefits to its members.
Please know, that your union believes the “pattern” has been broken, beginning with the workforce reduction and continuing with CSEA Executive branch having a 5 year contract, PEF having a 4 year contract, and now CSEA Judiciary contemplating a 6 year contract.
Even if the CSEA membership were to approve this contract offer, it is not our contract offer. While we have not begun negotiating with the State yet, the mission is to protect and maintain benefits, while seeking to negotiate a contract that alleviates the economic hardships of the past 3 years, and to make sure we are better, rather than worse off, with a contract.