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Less Funding, Less Resources, Less Students of Color in the CSU System

Photo shows students lined up before they graduate

Josselyne Rivas

January 18, 2017

A press conference held by the California Faculty Association Thursday gave an overview of how California’s lack of funding impacted students, specifically students of color, over the last 30 years. The report, which was researched over several months by the organization, was started as an effort to...

CSU managers’ salaries ‘prioritized’ over teachers’, report finds

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City News Service

March 24, 2015

LONG BEACH (CNS) - Over the past decade, the California State University system increased its spending on managers and supervisors by 48 percent, while spending on teachers grew by just 25 percent, according to a report released today by the faculty union. But CSU officials insisted the system has...

California Faculty Association reaches tentative agreement for new contract

Alex Vejar

October 23, 2014

The California Faculty Association (CFA) reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract on Oct. 17. Members of the CFA will be able to vote on the agreement between Nov. 1 and Nov. 9, according to the CFA website. The agreement increases salary by 1.6 percent for all faculty, according to...

Negotiations between the CSU and faculty

Negotiations between the CSU and faculty

Asher Silberman

February 12, 2014

In today's news: Negotiations continue between the CSU and the faculty over salaries and workload. Matador News reporter Emerald Zellers talks to CSUN Cinema & Television Arts professor Nate Thomas about those negotiations. Anchors: Merrita Llarena, Mihkel Teemant and Tara Soudbaksh. Producers:...

California Faculty Association, CSU negotiations moving forward

Professor Nate Thomas,  from the Cinema & TV Arts Department is the Northridge CFA representative.

Devan Patel

February 10, 2014

Despite Gov. Jerry Brown failing to meet the CSU system’s budget request for the 2014-15 academic year, the relationship between the California Faculty Association (CFA) and representatives of the CSU remains positive as labor negotiations progress. Brown announced on Jan. 9 a budget increase of $142.2 m...

Pension Reform Act impacts state employees

Pension Reform Act impacts state employees

Shaleeka Powell

January 21, 2013

Newly hired state employees must pay 50 percent of their pension due to the Public Employee Pension Reform Act, which requires employees and employers to pay equal amounts of the employees' pension plan. The Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), or Assembly Bill 340, was signed by Gov. Jer...

Faculty and staff hold one-day strike at CSU Dominguez Hills

Faculty members march along Victoria Street in front of Cal State Dominquez Hills in protest to unpaid raises and quality of education for students on Thursday Nov. 17. Anthony Carpio / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

November 21, 2011

“We’re all part of the same thing” After talks with the CSU and holding an informational picket at all 23 CSU campuses, CFA President Lillian Taiz rallied about 80 faculty members and students to hold a one-day strike against money mismanagement at CSU Dominguez Hills Thursday. “We are here...

CFA holds informational picket in fight against CSU

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Anthony Carpio

November 9, 2011

A fair contract and salary adjustments brought out a group of CSUN faculty members and a few students for an informational picket Tuesday afternoon. The picket, with about 30 to 35 participants, was organized by the California Faculty Association (CFA), with CSUN chapter president Nate Thomas leading the way. “It’s very simple...

CFA officially announce one-day strike to be held next week

Under the Higher Education Compact Agreement promised by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, state funding would have increased by nearly $1 billion over four years. Instead, the promise wasn't kept and funding began to be cut from the CSU. Courtesy of

Andrew Lopez

November 8, 2011

CSU faculty voted Monday in favor of a one-day strike on Nov. 17 at East Bay and Dominguez Hills campuses. There has never been a labor strike since collective bargaining began in 1983, according to the California Faculty Association (CFA), the voting entity. “Today is truly a historic day,”...

California Faculty Association to hold strikes after failing to reach agreement with CSU over salary raises

Anthony Carpio

October 5, 2011

Faculty members at two CSU campuses will hold day-long concerted actions after failing to come to an agreement with the CSU over salary raises. Cal State Dominquez Hills and Cal State East Bay will hold their actions Nov. 17, said Nate Thomas, president of CSUN’s California Faculty Association (CFA)...

CSUN tuition below national average, still growing fast

Andrew Lopez

July 14, 2011

Tuition and fees for CSUN have increased by over 43 percent the last few years due in part to budget cuts, making it the ninth largest growth for a public, four-year university in the country. The cost for attending CSUN skyrocketed from $3,350 in 2007 to $4,801 in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Costs are continuing to g...

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