Wednesday, February 29, 2012
CSU professors plan a spring vote on 'rolling' strike at all campuses - Kevin Yamamura, Sacramento Bee
In the midst of a contract fight, the statewide union representing California State University professors will vote this spring on whether to impose a "rolling" strike at all 23 campuses. The California Faculty Association, which represents 23,000 professors, counselors and other campus staff, voted Tuesday to authorize its members to decide in late April whether to impose two-day strikes if mediation fails. Spokesman Brian Ferguson said the strikes could take place toward the end of the spring semester or next fall, depending on the status of talks. The union said it opposes moving more courses into "extension" programs and wants greater restrictions on class sizes. Faculty members also want general salary increases for the past two school years and oppose the chancellor's ability to reopen contract provisions on wages and benefits in the near future.