The following message was sent today by the California Faculty Association (CFA) to faculty in the California State University (CSU) system:
Under California law, unionized public employees must complete a statutory process involving mediation and then fact-finding before they may engage in a job action. The process involves an independent fact-finder, approved by both parties, who investigates and hears witnesses about the contract dispute and then issues a report that may recommend a resolution. The parties then have ten days to either agree to the report’s recommendations or use its findings to craft a settlement, before the report is released to the public.
The AAUP stands firmly behind our affiliate, the CFA, in its fight for a much-deserved and long-overdue salary increase for all 26,000 faculty members — full-time and part-time, tenured and contingent — in the CSU system.