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DC Society: Professors demonstrated America’s right to work

Picket sign of five percent logo

David Carter

April 13, 2016

Professors planned to strike on April 13 in order to send a message to the California State University system, because they are tired of being paid insufficient and wanted change for the better. They averted the strike by successfully negotiating and subsequently showed the courage unions bring for wo...

Breakdown of CFA, CSU terms of three-year agreement

A group of protesters stand with pickets

Eric Licas

April 8, 2016

The five-day strike threatening to cancel classes across the CSU's 23 campuses will not happen after a tentative agreement between the California Faculty Association and the CSU Board of Trustees was reached today.The new faculty salary plan awaits ratification by the CFA. It distributes a 10.5 perc...

Tentative CFA, CSU salary agreement includes increases for all faculty, strike called off

Group of men and women carry signs in protest

Nicollette Ashtiani

April 8, 2016

The potential upcoming strike, that California Faculty the Association was preparing across all 23 California State University Campuses, has been called off. After prolonged salary negotiations, the CFA and CSU have come to a tentative agreement. The agreement will increase salaries over three...

Strike Talk—legal guide to talking about strike

Group of demonstrators rally together

Nicollette Ashtiani

April 5, 2016

With days left until the potential California Faculty Association strike across all 23 California State University campuses, strike talk has slowly made its way into classrooms. When the CFA announced their potential strike dates, which they will pursue if they are unable to settle salary negotiations...

A.S. senate elections scheduled on possible CFA strike days

A.S. President Jorge Reyes and A.S. Vice President speak to senators about the CSU task force financial model proposal.

Ashley Grant

March 31, 2016

Associated Students' stance on the California Faculty Association and California University administration negotiation and strike remains neutral. A.S. officials gave their view of the negotiation between the CFA and CSU as the possible strike will continue until an agreement is reached. “As...

Factfinding sides with CFA in faculty dispute, acknowledge tight funds

Supporters rally

Eric Licas

March 28, 2016

The fact-finding report on the stalled faculty pay negotiations between the California State University and California Faculty Association contract became public Monday. Factfinder Bonnie Castrey sided with the approval of the California Faculty Associations’s proposal for a salary increase by reallocati...

Interactive timeline of CFA, CSU negotiations

Protester carries picket sign

Eric Licas

March 18, 2016

A long chain of events led to the California Faculty Association's announcement of a potential strike scheduled for April 13–15, and April 18–19. The issue is rooted in the fallout of the economic crisis at the end of the last decade. The CFA said faculty salaries have stagnated against inflation...

Strike Talk—students asked, we answered

Crowd of people carry picket signs

Daniel Robles

March 17, 2016

The Sundial asked students what questions were on their mind about the California State University administration and the California Faculty Association. The information was provided by the CFA and CSU websites. Student's Asked: Q: “Does it affect graduation?" — Cassidy Jeglum, journalism major...

What, when of the picket lines

A CFA demonstrator’s sign on Nov. 18, at the California State University Chancellor’s office in downtown Long Beach. The union members seek a 5 percent salary raise for faculty. File Photo / The Sundial

Brooke Holland

March 14, 2016

The California Faculty Association Board of Directors has announced the tentative times and days for a five-day strike on all 23 California State University campuses. Faculty members plans to strike on April 13-15 and April 18-19. "We truly believe we are fighting for the right cause. I think for a...

Strike Impact Remains Uncertain

The California Faculty Association and its supporters march through downtown Long Beach on Nov. 17, 2015 for better wages. Photo credit: Nicollette Ashtiani

Eric Licas

March 10, 2016

Members of the California Faculty Association disagree with California State University administrators on what a possible state-wide strike might look like, but neither believes it should affect students’ ability to graduate. CFA President Dr. Jennifer Eagan and CSUN President Dr. Dianne Harrison...

CFA President gives update on strike

The CFA and CSU are currently in the fact-finding phase of negotiations. A strike cannot take place until 10 days after a report on the dispute is released by fact-finder Bonnie Prouty Castrey. Signs held during the CFA informational picket on campus on Nov. 8, 2011. (Andres Aguila/ The Sundial)

Eric Licas

February 22, 2016

Negotiation remains an option in the dispute between the California Faculty Association and California State University administration, but the CFA continues to prepare to strike, according to CFA President Jennifer Eagan. "We're trying to get management to tell us something other than 2 percent so we can...

CSU Faculty release potential strike date

CFA demonstrators gather in downtown Long Beach on Nov. 17, 2015. (Nicollette Ashtiani / The Sundial)

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 10, 2016

The California Faculty Association’s Board of Directors have released the dates of the potential five-day strike, approved in a vote last semester. CFA members will strike if they cannot come to an agreement with the California State University management in regards to their request for a general salary...

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