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Tuition freeze bill moves through state Assembly committees

April 20, 2017 News

The Higher Education Committee approved Assembly bills Tuesday that will benefit California students if passed, including one that would freeze tuition until December 2020. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and leaders of the California Faculty Association authored AB-393, also known as the Student Protection Act, which could freeze California State University system tuition to December 2016 rates. ...

Report finds CSU funding decreases as student needs increase

January 25, 2017 News

The California Faculty Association released a report to faculty members revealing that the rising number of minority, low-income and first-generation students receive less funding throughout the 23 CSUs than what the predominantly white student population in the 80s received. According to the report’s Executive Summary, “California is spending less for each student today, when nearly ...

Students rally for transparency at SF State

April 15, 2016 News 1 Comment

A group of around 25 students rallied on 19th and Holloway avenues Wednesday to bring attention to the wide range of issues affecting SF State as of late. Issues surrounding the College of Ethnic Studies, the California Faculty Association and an independent financial analysis released last week were among the concerns of the students. “Hey ...

Financial analysis of SF State reveals no structural deficit

April 11, 2016 Life News 1 Comment

Eastern Michigan University accounting professor Howard Bunsis visited SF State Thursday, April 7 to examine the University’s uncertain financial situations, with special attention given to the Ethnic Studies funding controversy. Bunsis announced that SF State was not operating at a structural deficit like administration officials previously claimed, and that money should not be cut from ...

UPDATED: CFA and CSU have reached agreement; strike postponed

April 7, 2016 News 1 Comment

The California Faculty Association Board of Directors and the California State University agreed earlier Friday to terms to postpone the strike which, if approved, would amount to a nearly 11 percent general salary increase over the next two fiscal years. “The Bargaining Team has recommended that a tentative agreement between CFA and CSU management be ...

BREAKING: CFA and CSU meet to negotiate in last days before system-wide strike

April 6, 2016 News

With the proposed California State University system-wide strike a week away, the California Faculty Association and the CSU have agreed to enter a 48-hour media blackout period to allow negotiations to resume without interruption, effective immediately. During this blackout period, neither party will speak with the media or administer interviews, in addition to ceasing all ...

CFA uses mock trial to explain upcoming strike

April 1, 2016 News

A jury of SF State students and faculty unanimously found Chancellor Timothy P. White guilty on all charges of his crimes against the California State University system during a mock trial  Wednesday at Malcolm X Plaza. The trial, which was hosted by SF State California Faculty Association President Sheila Tully, came on the heels of ...

Update: Fact finder sides with CFA weeks before state-wide strike

March 28, 2016 News

The California Faculty Association announced Monday a third-party fact finder largely sided with the union in their dispute with the California State University over a 5 percent raise. The report was made public today, weeks before the planned CSU-wide strike. “The recession severely impacted the faculty at CSU, and while some progress has been made ...

Why I’ll strike: A letter from the CFA chapter president

March 8, 2016 Opinion 2 Comments

Twenty-six thousand California State University faculty, including lecturers, counselors, coaches and librarians are poised to strike across all 23 campuses on April 13th if we do not receive a 5 percent salary increase for year two of our contract. The California Faculty Association has been negotiating with CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White on this issue for two years. ...

CSU faculty deserves to earn a living wage

February 9, 2016 Opinion

The California Faculty Association announced Monday that they would launch a coordinated, five-day strike in April if the California State University does not extend a satisfactory counter offer to their request for a 5 percent raise. CSU faculty deserve to earn a living wage. The average weekly salary of a full-time faculty hasn’t significantly increased since ...

Faculty strike looms over April

February 8, 2016 News 1 Comment

The California Faculty Association announced the dates of a system-wide faculty strike on Monday at a press conference in Sacramento. Jennifer Eagan, the CFA president, said that the CFA board of directors determined the dates of the strike, in the event that the negotiations process fails, on the recommendation of each campus’ chapter president. The board authorized a five-day strike ...

CFA threaten to strike while waiting for decision

January 26, 2016 News

The California Faculty Association is on the verge of a system–wide strike for a 5 percent salary raise for all CSU faculty members. Currently the CFA and the CSU are in the fact-finding process, which is when a neutral third party receives a written brief from both sides and writes a report that will essentially become the final verdict. The report ...

Interactive: SF State Faculty voice the need for five percent

December 17, 2015 Multimedia News

Why is there a need for a five percent salary increase from the California State University administration? Portrait Series by Emma Chiang The California Faculty Association is in its first year of salary negotiations for their three-year contract with California State University management. In November 2014, CSU administrators and faculty approved a three-year collective bargaining ...

CFA files unfair labor practice complaint against CSU

November 20, 2015 News

The California Faculty association has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the California State University system, according to a CFA press release. Contract negotiations have been at a standstill and CSU faculty are frustrated and disappointed with the Chancellor’s  salary offer of a 2 percent general salary increase for faculty, according to the release. CSU ...

SF State faculty picket in solidarity with colleagues

November 17, 2015 News

Dressed in bright red shirts reading, “I don’t want to strike but I will,” SF State faculty, students, and staff rallied in support for higher wages during the California Faculty Association’s Fight for Five campaign Tuesday. The picket was organized by faculty across all 23 California State University campuses to show solidarity with the CSU ...

CFA kicks off strikevote

October 19, 2015 News

The California Faculty Association kicked off the first day of their strike vote Wednesday as part of their Fight For Five campaign to secure a 5 percent raise. Any California State University faculty that are members of CFA will vote to approve job actions or a full strike, said SF State’s CFA Chapter President Sheila Tully. “We are willing to ...

CSU Faculty announce plans for potential strike

September 25, 2015 News 1 Comment

The California Faculty Association will vote next month on whether the organization will carry out a California State University system-wide strike in protest of stagnant faculty wages. The vote was announced in a press release Thursday, in response to the unresolved bargaining agreement between the CSU and the CFA. The labor union and the chancellor’s ...

Michael Ritter marches and chants in a picket line in front of SF State Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Students and faculty members gathered at the corner of 19th and Holloway avenues occupying part of the campus entrance.

Faculty members ask students to join in solidarity for new labor contracts

October 7, 2014 Multimedia News 1 Comment

SF State faculty marched along the corner of Holloway and 19th Avenue today, marking the 99th day without a new labor contract. Students and other organizations joined the California Faculty Association’s picket line in solidarity. “Their working conditions are our learning conditions, and visa versa,” said SF State student and Students for Quality Education intern ...

CSU faculty contract negotiations at standstill after 100 days

September 23, 2014 News

California faculty members approach their 100th day without a new labor contract after months of salary and workload disputes with the California State University (CSU) system. The California Faculty Association (CFA) plans to take action at all 23 of the CSU campuses throughout the week of Oct. 8, including an informational picket line at SF ...

Prop. 30 to give students helping hand with tuition woes

October 30, 2012

The life of a student isn’t what it used to be. With overcrowded classrooms, limited financial aid and increased tuition costs, higher education in California is barely staying afloat. It’s because of this that Gov. Jerry Brown has taken charge with Proposition 30, which aims to bring back funds to universities and lessen the increasing financial ...

California Faculty Association moves closer to strike

May 10, 2012

As pressure mounts for the California Faculty Association and the California State University to reach a contract agreement, about 30 faculty and students gathered Tuesday at 19th and Holloway avenues to try to bring more attention to the now 23-month-old struggle. Amid chants calling for a fair contract, picketers distributed fliers with information about their ...

California Faculty Association announces rolling strikes

May 2, 2012

Members of the California Faculty Association gathered today in the quad at SF State to announce that they voted to authorize a series of rolling two-day strikes across the 23 campuses of the California State University system. By an overwhelming margin of 95 percent, more than 12,500 CFA members took part in the vote and decided to ...

SF State's College of Extended Learning raises questions about privatization

April 18, 2012

As contract negotiations between the California Faculty Association and the California State University drag into the 22nd month and teachers have called into question the direction the system is heading, one word continues to strike a chord with students: privatization. In recent years, as the cost of tuition has increased at an exponential rate, many classes, including all summer school options, have been pushed into the College ...

CFA meets at SF State Monday to vote on possible strike

April 16, 2012

The California Faculty Association gathered at SF State today as faculty members began voting on whether to strike, after contract negotiations with CSU administration broke down Friday. CFA representatives have accused the CSU Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Charles B. Reed in particular, of asking for numerous takeaways while offering nothing in return. “We’re trying ...

California Faculty Association could strike again

March 14, 2012 News

Another backlash against budget cuts and sacrifices to the education system may hit campuses in the next several months if the California Faculty Association approves a strike in mid-April. CFA is currently asking members to pledge to vote yes on a potential strike. The CFA and California State University administration disagree on a renewal contract ...

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: California Faculty Association and the CSU

March 14, 2012

Relations between the California Faculty Association and the CSU Administration have been tumultuous and this timeline indicates the time when there was an impasse between the two sides from 1995 to the current situation where there has yet to be a renewal of the contract since June 2010. Faculty members have been denied salary increases ...

Faculty, students picket at SF State

November 8, 2011

Spirits were high as SF State students joined members of the California Faculty Association in informational picketing today about the one-day faculty strike, set for Nov. 17. Teachers and students marched along 19th Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to call attention to the disparity in the California State University system and faculty working conditions. The CFA Board ...

California Faculty Association and students picket at SF State

November 8, 2011 News

Spirits were high as SF State students joined members of the California Faculty Association in informational picketing Nov. 8. Teachers and students marched along 19th Avenue to call attention to the discrepancies of the CSU system and faculty working conditions. “We are educators,” said Wei Ming Dariotis, CFA chapter president. “The informational picketing is to ...

Teachers and students picket at SF State

November 8, 2011

Spirits were high as SF State students joined members of the California Faculty Association in informational picketing today about the one-day faculty strike Nov. 17. Teachers and students marched along 19th Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to call attention to the discrepancies of the CSU system and faculty working conditions. The CFA Board of ...