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SF State improv groups commemorate social justice

October 19, 2018 Latest Life News 1 Comment

Gathered on cloth-covered seats, students and visitors clumped together sporadically throughout Knuth Hall at SF State in anticipation of a cultural commemoration. They came to support their friends, search for inspiration, understanding or commemorate their memories. A series of collaborative performances at SF State between the Asian Improv Arts, the Sound and Social Justice Commons ...

Thousands join national strike over Marriot labor disputes

October 15, 2018 Latest News

“No Contract – No Peace!” “Uno, dos, tres, quatro… Que queremos? Un contrado!” Picketers and strikers took to the streets chanting and banging objects outside  the Marriott Marquis on Mission and 3rd Street on Saturday, as part of a nationwide strike of 7,700 Marriott workers. More than 2,500 San Francisco Marriott workers went on strike ...

Reflecting on the impact of the ’68 strike, then and now

February 22, 2017 Multimedia News

Interactive graphic by Nicole Ortega History is packed with stories of the oppressed, taking actions against oppressors in order to gain freedom and equality, and SF State played significant roles in these battles– most notably in 1968. This timeline shows not only cultural events from around the nation, but also from SF State campus. Correction: ...

San Francisco businesses stand with “A Day Without Immigrants” strike

February 16, 2017 Multimedia News

Businesses all over San Francisco are showing support for their immigrant workforce by closing their doors in participation of “A Day Without Immigrants.” The protest follows President Donald Trump’s pledge to deport undocumented immigrants, build a wall along Mexico’s borders and ban immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. “Bay Area immigrants contribute $210B/year to ...

Office of the President locks doors to strikers

May 4, 2016 News

President Leslie E. Wong ordered his office locked down Wednesday in response to the hunger strike for the College of Ethnic Studies. Wong’s office is on the fifth floor of the Administration Building, and access to both the elevator and stairs has been blocked. “When protest activity occurs on campus, the fifth floor is closed to the ...

Emotional ties to Ethnic Studies fuel hunger strike

May 3, 2016 News

Ethnic studies changed 18-year-old Hassani Bell’s life. “I grew up in East Oakland and I remember hearing gunshots from my window, feeling helpless, hating myself because I couldn’t help that person who would scream,” Bell said. “Just to know they were suffering – that was something I couldn’t live with.” High school introduced Bell to ...

Students go on hunger strike for ethnic studies

May 3, 2016 News 1 Comment

A group of SF State students began a hunger strike Monday, saying they will not eat until the administration allocates $8 million to the College of Ethnic Studies. SF State students and faculty gathered in Malcolm X Plaza Monday to protest the SF State budget and looming spending cuts to the College of Ethnic Studies. Students Hassani Bell, Julia Retzlaff, Sachiel Rosen ...

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 ...

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. ...

Transit talks continue to threaten students’ commutes

October 15, 2013 News

SF State students and faculty, along with the rest of the Bay Area, anxiously await the outcome of the BART negotiations as labor talks continue to drag on and commuters consider alternate transit options. Meanwhile, the University continues to make contingency plans for students caught in the middle of the transit labor struggle. “Knowing the ...