The Senate and Assembly released their Legislative version of the state budget late on Wednesday (June 1), calling it 'Delivering Prosperity and Strengthening the Future by Putting California's Wealth to Work.' The month-long advocacy CSUEU members waged in May resulted in two significant augmentations for the CSU: $100 million to fund a 4% General Salary Increase (for the CFA, CSUEU and other CSU bargaining units); and another $100 million to fund the salary study's recommendations . These increases are on top of the $211 million Gov. Gavin Newsom already proposed to enhance CSU’s compensation needs in 2023. “We view this as a good first step to start the merit step implementation,” said CSUEU President Catherine Hutchinson. “This is the first time the State Legislature has put any money on the table to fund the transition to a step system. This is also the first time the CSU has publicly supported the transition to steps. We are proud that all the unions came together and worked tirelessly to advocate for pay equity.” Our work is not done. We will keep pushing for the state to Fund Our Future 100%! The Senate and Assembly will go into negotiations over the budget and we need to keep pushing for the salary study’s recommendations to be fully funded. Chronic wage stagnation, which disproportionately affects women and workers of color at the CSU, must end in order for there to be real prosperity for all. If you have not sent an email, now is the time to let your legislators know we need them to #FundOurFuture and fully fund the salary study's recommendations. And let's keep signing those postcards! The full salary study report is posted here .