Across CSU campuses, thousands of surveillance cameras monitor activities for campus safety and security. Now the University wants to be able to place them in offices and employee breakrooms, potentially using footage collected for discipline as well as in investigations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints by students, staff and third parties. Our Union strongly objects to the CSU employing “Big Brother” tactics and we are negotiating for a systemwide policy limited to safety and security only. This means viewing only by campus police with no viewing access by supervisors. We also want to maintain privacy in offices and break rooms. Camera technology includes audio, enabling management to listen to conversations as well as watch them. Read our FAQ on surveillance issues currently under negotiation. CSUEU has requested the list of campuses using surveillance and their locations and capabilities. The University has failed to respond with any information. Read the Union's letter. Our Bargaining Team is negotiating with the CSU for a reasonable and effective policy that focuses only on campus safety and security. We continue to receive reports of new camera installation. The obvious conclusion is that campuses continue to install hundreds if not thousands of cameras without providing notice. The CSU is not responding to our requests for more information because this will expose its violations of the law. The CSU should not weaponize surveillance technology meant for safety and security to invade and violate employees’ privacy!