Bargaining Update

Faculty contract bargaining update
Feb. 19, 2014

CFA’s Bargaining Team met with CSU negotiators for a two day session Feb. 13 and 14, at which the sides exchanged proposals.

Based on members’ feedback in the bargaining survey CFA conducted last October, the CFA Team continued to focus on workload concerns for all of the faculty—tenure track, lecturer, librarians, counselors and coaches. The Team offered extensive, detailed proposals that we believe address the increased demands on all faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service.   

CSU negotiators agreed that our CSU system is serving more students with fewer faculty and acknowledged CFA’s concern about faculty being asked to “volunteer” to perform work without pay.

The CFA Team will continue to press critical workload issues during future negotiations. 

“While CSU management is beginning to understand our concern about workload, it’s an area in which we will continue to apply pressure, both on campuses and at the bargaining table,” said Leslie Bryan, a CFA Bargaining Team member from San Bernardino.

Meanwhile, CSU negotiators submitted several proposals to the CFA Team that, they say, would improve clarity and consistency without making any substantive changes to the existing contract.

The next bargaining meetings will be held March 13 and 14.

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