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Fact finder’s report leads to fresh CFA-CSU negotiations

Sam Womack

May 23, 2007

Originally Published March 27, 2007 On Sunday, the CSU committee on bargaining convened a special meeting to discuss the recently released fact finder's report and later made an agreement with California Faculty Association President John Travis and the CFA bargaining team to re-enter contract negotia...

County clerk recorder improves same-sex couples’ day

Sam Womack

May 23, 2007

Originally Published February 14, 2007 On a day known for its connotations with romance and marriage, Valentine's Day, one county clerk recorder has taken it upon herself to fight what she considers discrimination and gender inequality. Every Valentine's Day, there is an equality demonstration, the "Fre...

CSU dickers over student fee waivers

Sam Womack

May 14, 2007

The United Auto Workers Union, Local 4132, the union of academic student employees, has filed an unfair labor practice against the California State University for failing to disclose almost $4.3 million while claiming they did not have the budget to pay for student worker fee waivers. The CSU/UAW discussio...

Book criticizes young women, corrupting the message

Sam Womack

April 18, 2007

Author Laura Sessions Stepp has recently written a book titled "Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love, and Lose at Both," but the title is misleading and the author writes like a disapproving mother figure, in spite of the fact that the women interviewed are intelligent, insightful and mu...

Report leads to new CFA-CSU negotiations

Sam Womack

March 27, 2007

On Sunday, the CSU committee on bargaining convened a special meeting to discuss the recently released fact finder's report and later made an agreement with California Faculty Association President John Travis and the CFA bargaining team to re-enter contract negotiations using the report as a "framework." Th...

Faculty votes for strike

Sam Womack

March 23, 2007

The California Faculty Association, the voice of the California State University faculty, voted Wednesday to decline the contract proposed by the CSU and have a series of strikes across all 23 campuses. The CFA and the CSU have completed the final steps of negotiating a contract and are currently in a blac...

CSU Board of Trustees approves 10 percent fee increase

Sam Womack

March 15, 2007

The California State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to approve a 10 percent increase in student fees, making the CSU undergraduate tuition for one academic year to $3,421. Chancellor Reed and the Trustees reiterated numerous times that they would apply to the state government for an in...

A.S. needs to decide who it wants to support

Sam Womack

March 13, 2007

The Associated Students is the student government, elected by the students to work for the students. Throughout the past year, the loyal CSU faculty has been fighting faithfully for the students while they fight for a living wage for themselves. And CSUN students have been supporting them. I covered th...

Black Panther Party leader speaks at Grand Salon

Sam Womack

March 2, 2007

The co-founder of the Black Panther Party regaled a room packed full of students, faculty and members of the community with stories of the inception and history of the party Wednesday night in the Grand Salon. Students of various ethnicities were sitting at tables, standing in the back, or sitting o...

Illegal Art

Sam Womack

February 14, 2007

Skateboards, like vehicles, are loud, obnoxious, potentially dangerous and damaging. And while there are more than 5.2 million vehicles in the Los Angeles area, a county code prohibits skateboarding. Skateboarders can be ticketed under Title 15 of the Los Angeles County code, under Vehicles and Traff...

One county clerk improves same-sex couples’ day

Sam Womack

February 13, 2007

On a day known for its connotations with romance and marriage, Valentine's Day, one county clerk recorder has taken it upon herself to fight what she considers discrimination and gender inequality. Every Valentine's Day, there is an equality demonstration, the "Freedom to Marry Day," outside the Yolo ...

CSUN community gathers to inform through picketing

Sam Womack

February 7, 2007

At one point, there were 188 students, faculty and employees picketing alongside Sierra Center on Darby Street for a little over an hour to protest CSU contract negotiations, a possible rise in student fees and executive perks. Chants such as "Hey, hey what do you say? Give us a contract right away! Hey...

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