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Seven things to know about the CFA/CSU salary negotiations

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Nicollette Ashtiani

September 30, 2015

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have a two-year contract signed last year that permits the reopening of salary negotiations. The process began in spring, where both parties gave their own proposals regarding the salary increase....

You can choose the state, but the state chooses no one

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Armen Aghabekov

September 21, 2015

Being both a coastal and border state, California has incoming immigrants and tourists and of course, everyone has something to say.California is one of the largest states in the United States of America. Unsurprisingly, it's the most populated state, encompassing over 12 percent of the U.S populatio...

Race to the Bottom: California Faculty Association publishes series to highlight professors stagnant salaries

Branden Navarro

March 24, 2015

The California Faculty Association (CFA) announced plans Tuesday to publish a series of papers titled "Race to the Bottom," to show how 10 years without a serious bump in faculty salary is affecting the California State University mission. Dr. Lillian Taiz, CFA Board of Directors president and profe...

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...

Students protest student success fees at CSU Board of Trustees

Students for Quality Education protest an increase of the student success fee in front of the CSU Office of the Chancellor. The CSU Board heard information on the benefits and drawbacks of the fees which are meant to provide funding for student services but are tagged onto student tuition. Photo Credit: Manny D. Araujo/ The Sundial

Manny D. Araujo

November 13, 2014

  Chants from the Students for Quality Education (SQE) rang on the back walls of the conference room at the Cal State Office of the Chancellor for more than five hours on Thursday as officials discussed the school’s budgets and policies. The California State University (CSU) Board of Tr...

CSU Board of Trustees ratifies budget contract

Jonathan R. Diaz

November 12, 2014

Faculty at CSUN will receive an immediate raise following the decision of the California State University Board of Trustees to ratify the collective bargaining contract put before them. The decision came during the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Wednesday in which they heard statements on why the...

CSU Board of Trustees ratifies CFA budget contract

Manny D. Araujo

November 12, 2014

The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees voted to ratify the budget contract Wednesday afternoon, which was put forward by the California Faculty Association (CFA). The new contract will go into effect immediately and will increase all faculty salaries by 1.6 percent. As well, the salaries...

CFA votes to ratify bargaining agreement with CSU

Alex Vejar

November 10, 2014

>>CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the CSU Board of Trustees set to vote on the CFA agreement on Nov. 13, rather than Nov. 12. The tentative agreement between the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the California State University (CSU) was ratified by CFA...

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...

CSU budget proposed, less money given than requested

Governor Jerry Brown is surrounded by the media while answering questions about past budgets. Brown has recently proposed a $142.2 million budget for the California State Universities in a meeting in Long Beach, Calif. FILE PHOTO / Daily Sundial

Pete D. Camarillo

February 3, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown proposed an annual budget on Jan. 9 allocating the CSU system an additional $142 million in state funding for the 2014-15 academic year. The larger allocation is part of the governor’s four-year investment plan to increase state funding for public universities through 2016-17, ...

Next year support budget ignites heated debate, budget sent back to committee for further amendments

Next year support budget ignites heated debate, budget sent back to committee for further amendments

Champaign Williams

November 6, 2013

During the CSU Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting Tuesday a heated debate ensued regarding the allocation of funds for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Committee of Finance speaker Robert Turnage, assistant vice chancellor for the budget, presented a recommended support budget request for the 2014-2015 fiscal year to the ...

Gov. Brown appoints CSUN chair as new CSU board of trustees member

Darko Debogovic

October 25, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown announced that Steven Stepanek, CSUN’s Computer Science Department Chair, has been appointed to the CSU Board of Trustees (BOT) Friday. Stepanek, 62, has served as chair of the Computer Science Department for 14 years and has been a professor at CSUN since 1993. Stepanek also serves as t...

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