Friday, November 13, 2015

California State University faculty authorize strike - ALEXEI KOSEFF, Sacramento Bee

Amid a contract dispute, the California State University faculty union announced Wednesday that it has overwhelmingly authorized a strike for the fourth time in eight years. More than 94 percent of participants in a 10-day vote gave the California Faculty Association permission to call a strike across the 23-campus system if it fails to reach an agreement on salaries for the 2015-16 academic year. The union – which represents approximately 25,000 CSU professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches – is currently taking part in a fact-finding arbitration process with university officials. “The faculty are angry and justifiably so,” faculty association President Jennifer Eagan said during a press conference at San Jose State University. “Our employer has decided what the faculty is worth, and they have decided that we’re not worth that much to them.”

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