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CSU, Employees Union mull 2 percent salary raise for staff

Natalie Babila

July 5, 2005

Although the California State University and the CSU Employees Union are still in final negations over salary and benefits, a 2 percent general salary increase has been tentatively proposed for staff members. According to James Dacosta, president of the CSUN chapter of the CSUEU and Unix system admin...

Physician-assisted suicide bill nears closer to vote in California Senate

Natalie Babila

June 27, 2005

After watching his grandmother fight lung cancer and eventually pass away, Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, said he wanted to do something to help people who are terminally ill. Together with fellow assembly- member Patty Berg, D-Eureka, Levin introduced the California Compassionate Choices Act ...

Associated Students approves new budget

Natalie Babila

June 27, 2005

The recently approved 2005-06 Associated Students annual budget totals close to $5.8 million and comes entirely from student fees, according to A.S. president and former finance director Chad Charton. Every year, A.S. allocates funds to student clubs and organizations, university programs, support serv...

Celeb-hungry paparazzi getting a bit out of hand

Natalie Babila

June 20, 2005

Celebrities have been fighting back more than ever against aggressive photo-hungry paparazzi as of late. It's seems like today's paparazzi will go to any length to get what they want. Perhaps the real question is, "At what point should the line be drawn?" Incidents of "celebrity versus paparazzi" a...

Staff union, CSU talk pay raises, parking fees

Natalie Babila

June 20, 2005

For California State University Employees Union members, their demands are simple: "Show me the money." An observable tension filled the room during contract bargaining sessions that took place at the Oviatt Library last week between negotiating teams from CSUEU and the CSU, with the central issues of th...

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