CSU Monterey Bay Workers Have No Confidence in VP Natalie King

CSU Chancellor Timothy White & CSU Monterey Bay President Eduardo Ochoa

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As Teamsters and other Union members face layoffs, CSU Monterey Bay Vice President of University Personnel Natalie King continues to sit on her throne and rake in a base pay of $180,000+ per year as she figures out ways to snub lower paid workers. King throws out distractions and untruths so that Union workers are not informed of the real financial situation of the Monterey Bay Campus. Even as Monterey Bay President Ochoa recently tried to give information to the campus community during budget Town Hall meetings, King would cut Ochoa off and give vague or confusing answers.

Layoffs have been aimed at positions necessary for campus operations, such as the only Auto Mechanic on campus. Although students won’t return to campus in the near future, vehicle maintenance has not slowed down. Another targeted position is Building Service Engineers, the workers who control facility temperature and ventilation systems. These career positions are essential for the operations of the University. The University claims lack of work, however, the amount of contracted-out work -- including the work of these positions -- is astronomical. The money that is being spent on paying contractors can and should be invested in the existing workforce.

Real leadership starts at the top. Since the top is Natalie King, her lack of leadership and dishonesty about the Monterey Bay financial situation trickles all the way down to the management teams of different divisions on campus. We are calling on the entire campus community to unite with the workers who make the University run.

We, the undersigned, have no confidence in the ability of Natalie King to lead the workers of CSU Monterey Bay campus and demand that the California State University remove Natalie King from her from this leadership role.

Petition by
Teamsters Local 2010
Oakland, California

To: CSU Chancellor Timothy White & CSU Monterey Bay President Eduardo Ochoa
From: [Your Name]

As Teamsters and other Union members face layoffs, CSU Monterey Bay Vice President of University Personnel Natalie King continues to sit on her throne and rake in a base pay of $180,000+ per year as she figures out ways to snub lower paid workers. King throws out distractions and untruths so that Union workers are not informed of the real financial situation of the Monterey Bay Campus. Even as Monterey Bay President Ochoa recently tried to give information to the campus community during budget Town Hall meetings, King would cut Ochoa off and give vague or confusing answers.

Layoffs have been aimed at positions necessary for campus operations, such as the only Auto Mechanic on campus. Although students won’t return to campus in the near future, vehicle maintenance has not slowed down. Another targeted position is Building Service Engineers, the workers who control facility temperature and ventilation systems. These career positions are essential for the operations of the University. The University claims lack of work, however, the amount of contracted-out work -- including the work of these positions -- is astronomical. The money that is being spent on paying contractors can and should be invested in the existing workforce.

Real leadership starts at the top. Since the top is Natalie King, her lack of leadership and dishonesty about the Monterey Bay financial situation trickles all the way down to the management teams of different divisions on campus. We are calling on the entire campus community to unite with the workers who make the University run.

We, the undersigned, have no confidence in the ability of Natalie King to lead the workers of CSU Monterey Bay campus and demand that the California State University remove Natalie King from her from this leadership role.