Did you know that…

  • Seniority is the entire time spent, without a break in service, in CSU 52 jobs. It never changes. No matter where you move in the bargaining unit, your seniority stays with you.
  • As a Unionized employee, you cannot sue the employer or use a lawyer. You must pursue recourse through the Union where representation will be provided to you at no cost.
  • As a member of the Union you are automatically subject to the terms or your Collective Agreement. Do you know what your rights are? Do you know what rights you don’t have? Ask your Shop Steward for the most current copy of the Collective Agreement or visit the Find Resources page.
  • Unions fought to establish these benefits that we commonly take for granted?
    • Seniority
    • Job security
    • Representation
    • Grievance procedure
    • Promotional opportunities
    • Job classification
    • Health and safety programs
    • Relief periods / Coffee Breaks
    • Work standards
    • Uniform pay scales
    • Guaranteed wage increases
    • Call-in pay
    • Paid vacations
    • Paid absence allowance
    • Jury duty pay
    • Bereavement pay
    • Life insurance benefits
    • Sickness and accident benefits
    • Short-term disability benefits
    • Long-term disability benefits
    • Medicare protection
    • Supplement unemployment benefits
    • Prescription drug coverage
    • Dental programs
    • Health and safety committee
    • Time off for medical appointments
    • Flex time (earned day off)