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California State Faculty Sets Dates for April Strike

February 18, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel  

Sacramento, CA – Faculty at the California State University system’s 23 campuses will go on strike for five days in April if they can’t reach a contract deal with the state, the California Faculty Association announced Feb. 8.

The union, which has been demanding a 5% raise for all faculty, scheduled the walkout for April 13-15 and April 18-19. The university system has offered 2%. “Too many CSU faculty members are falling out of the middle class or unable to rise into it,” Kevin Wehr, chair of CFA’s bargaining team and a professor of sociology at Sacramento State University, said in a statement. “That is painfully ironic given that the very purpose of a state university is to open the doors for our students to become middle class.” The contract talks, which began in May 2014, are now in “fact-finding,” in which a neutral third party and representatives from each side prepare recommendations for a settlement. CFA represents more than 26,000 tenured and tenure-track faculty and staff at the California state universities, the second rung of the state’s higher-education system, including Humboldt State in the north, San Francisco State, and San Diego State in the south. Read more

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