Staff and Student Assistant Spotlight Up 20,000 Student Assistants are on their way to a union election where they will be able to vote to join CSUEU members and have representation at the bargaining table. Right now, a group of CSUEU members are taking paid union leave to talk to Student Assistants about the campaign and commit them to vote UNION YES in their election. YOU too can join the organizing movement on your campus - sign up here ! Michael Ballin: Food Security Program Staff, Fresno State Horoscope: Scorpio Logan Mouawangyee, Senior, Kinesiology, Student Assistant, Fresno State Horoscope: Libra Michael, What do you do at Fresno State? I work as Food Security Staff at the CSU Fresno where we give a lot of resources to students. Rent and costs are high right now, and some students are dealing with homelessness. There is a diversity of challenges, and our campus is working to meet those needs. Why are you on lost time release working as an organizer? Some students want to work more than 20 hours, and earn higher wages. It is important for us, Staff and CSUEU members to support our students and advocate with them. I joined to support Logan, one of twelve Student Assistants in my department. Why should CSUEU Staff members get involved to support the organizing? Our job is to support students and it's great working with students assistants. We are working and learning together. It is intrinsically a part of our jobs to support students. Logan, what does it mean to you that Michael has joined the organizing movement? It shows we have support. It shows students we are backed by CSUEU, and how much support we have from Staff. We work hand-in-hand already, and it is important staff and students support each other because we are working together everyday. YOU too can join the organizing movement on your campus - sign up here !