Tomorrow members and supporters of the AAUP-affiliated California Faculty Association will gather at the California State University Chancellor’s Office, where the CSU Board of Trustees will be meeting, to urge the trustees and their Chancellor, Timothy White, to meet the faculty’s demand for a much-belated and even more-deserved salary increase.
It’s not too late to attend the march and rally. For a full schedule of events go here. But if you can’t attend you can watch the action at both the Board of Trustees meeting and the demonstration via live webcast here.
Last week it was announced that 94.4% of CFA members had voted to authorize strike actions if the statutory bargaining process failed to achieve an agreement.
CFA has dubbed the push to improve faculty earnings as the “Fight for Five”—meaning a 5% General Salary Increase for all faculty. CSU management, however, refuses to budge from its offer of a 2% salary raise for faculty in the second year of the contract.
“After years of wage stagnation that has so many of our faculty falling out of the middle class, 2% is simply not sustainable,” said Jennifer Eagan, CFA President. “We genuinely hope the Chancellor and Trustees can get that message because we don’t want to strike, but we will if we have to.”
The AAUP supports our members and colleagues in the California Faculty Association in this fight.