Like hundreds of thousands of young workers across the country, Student Assistants at the California State University (CSU) are taking a stand against exploitation. They perform the work of CSU staff without pay, benefits, or protections.
Student Assistants are building their union alongside CSUEU members to demand that the CSU live up to its mission of advancing equity and providing opportunities by investing in students and the workforce that makes quality education possible.
The CSU is at a fork in the road: Will the new Chancellor choose the path of leading the University to live up to its mission and values as the state’s greatest engine of opportunity, or will it continue a pattern of unaccountable leadership and exploitation of student workers and staff?
We call on Chancellor Mildred García and all Trustees to support Student Assistants and their efforts to form a union.