Strike prep stalled as negotiations continue


CFA supporters and members chant outside the CSU Board of Trustees office in Long Beach. Nov. 17, 2015. File Photo / The Sundial

Ashley Grant

The California State University system’s statewide strike has been placed on hold while salary negotiations continue.

On Wednesday, April 6, the California State University and California Faculty Association announced a 48-hour media blackout period in order to further discussion on the wage settlement for CFA members.

The CFA and the CSU agreed to cease communication with any media, whether it be answering inquires or conducting interviews about the strike.

A joint press conference is set to be held in Sacramento, on Friday, April 8.

The conference will include both CFA leaders and CSU officials in hopes to announce an outcome of their deliberations.

If an agreement is made by the end of the 48-hour media blackout period, the CFA will not strike, but if the salary negotiations fall short or an agreement is not made, the five day strike will carry on.

As a result of the deliberations, the Strike School event that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. was cancelled due to the announcement of the CFA media blackout.

The event was available for students, faculty and staff to inform them about the upcoming strike, allow them to ask questions and get answers.

The system-wide strike across all campuses is planned, if an agreement is not met, for next week from April 13-15 and April 18-19.