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LAST CSEA BARGAINING UNIT RATIFIES CONTRACT

 SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The California State Employees' Association (CSEA) issued the following today:
 Ending a struggle of nearly two years, members of the CSEA Bargaining Unit 14 have overwhelmingly ratified their new 26-month contract, making the unit the last of the state's 21 units to win a collective bargaining agreement.
 "It lets us catch up with the rest of the state," said Unit 14 bargaining team member Barbara Felmley, a composing technician II at the Franchise Tax Board in Sacramento. "It's a good contract, all things considered. And the struggle for it united us even more."
 Unit 14, the Printing Trades Union, represents 600 printing trade workers. The contract vote by mailed ballots was 298 in favor, 38 against, with 16 invalid ballots. Eighty-nine percent of those voting with valid ballots backed the contract.
 The agreement includes the same raises won by other units, except that they begin a month later. A five-percent cost-of-living increase comes Feb. 1, 1994, and a three- to five-percent wage increase starts Feb. 1, 1995, depending on the consumer price index. Unit 14 will receive the same health-care package and personal leave program as other units.
 "Our bargaining team agreed to some concessions to ensure that the state printing plant in Sacramento remains competitive with the private sector," Felmley said. Changes included a lowering of entry-level wages and elimination of double-time pay.
 The 300 state printing plant employees will go from a seven- to eight-hour day, but will receive compensation. The state had wanted them to work the eighth hour for nothing.
 Composing technicians and printing trades specialists will have their classifications improved as part of the union's gains won for Unit 14 employees not working at the state printing plant.
 The contract will be effective upon ratification by the Legislature.
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 /CONTACT: Pat McConahay of CSEA, 916-326-4379/


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