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Strike! CFA Board Votes to Authorize One-Day Strikes at CSU East Bay and CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU Campuses Up & Down the State to Hold Informational Pickets this Week in Advance of Strike

This morning the CFA Board of Directors and the CFA Chapter Presidents reviewed the membership vote on concerted actions and finalized decisions for this month.

CFA Board members and Chapter Presidents were informed that the majority of members had voted. The vote was 93% in support of a call by the CFA Board of Directors for a one‐day strike on one or more campuses.

After considering the voting results and other factors, the CFA Board of Directors voted to authorize a one-day strike on two campuses, CSU East Bay and CSU Dominguez Hills, on November 17. The vote was unanimous.

After the vote, CFA President Lillian Taiz made this statement to the Board:

I commend all of you for the seriousness with which you have taken this vote today. I know your decision to vote yes was not made lightly, nor were the thousands of votes cast by our members.

All of us who voted yes did so because we understand that we must now send the Chancellor a plain and simple message about his skewed priorities.

Repeatedly he has failed to respond to the language of reason or the power of facts.

We hope this carefully targeted strike, which symbolizes both our anger and our commitment to fairness, will lead to changes in his priorities and his positions.

If it does not, the CFA leadership—and the CSU faculty we represent—are prepared to escalate the fight.

If you have not yet done so, please make your plans to participate on November 17. Our striking colleagues at East Bay and Dominguez Hills have our deep respect for their leadership. They also deserve our strongest possible support, so get on the bus!

Details about how to get on the bus at individual campus can be found here.

Informational Picketing on Your Campus This Week

Next week’s strike is symptomatic of much bigger problems, not just the issues we are striking over, so don’t forget our scheduled pickets on all CSU campuses this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Join the Picket Line on Tuesday, November 8 at

• CSU Bakersfield, 4:30-7 pm, start at Stockdale, Hwy & Don Hart Dr. East, end Recreational Center Gym, where Wes Moore will speak at 7 pm
• CSU Dominguez Hills, 11:15 am-1:15 pm & 5-7 pm Union Loker Student Union walkway
• Humboldt State U, 11 am-1 pm, Campus Quad
• Cal State Los Angeles, 3-5 pm, King Hall then march
• CSU Northridge, Noon-2 pm, Sierra Center
• Sacramento State, 7:30-10 am, Two main entrances
• San Francisco State, 11 am-1 pm, 19th & Holloway
• Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 11 am-1 pm, University Union
• Sonoma State, 7:30-9:45 am, main entrance (off Sequoia Way & East Cotati Ave.) & the Green Music Center entrance (on East Redwood Drive)
• CSU Stanislaus, 11:30 am-1 pm, Campus main quad (Peak time 11:45 am-12:30 pm)

Join the Picket Line on Wednesday, November 9 at

  • CSU Chico, 11 am-1 pm, Creek Bridge
  • CSU East Bay, 7:30-10:30 am, Carlos Bee & Loop Road
  • CSU Fresno, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Shaw & Maple
  • CSU Fullerton, 11 am-1 pm, Humanities Bldg quad
  • CSU Long Beach, 8-10 am, 7th Street entrances
  • California Maritime Academy, 11:30-1 pm, Quad
  • CSU Monterey Bay, 11 am-1 pm, Library Circle
  • Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30-9:30 am, Corner of Temple Ave. & South Campus Dr. near the campus sign
  • CSU San Bernardino, 8:30-10:00 am, at flagpole at main entrance of campus
  • San Diego State, 11:30 am-1 pm, North Library Walkway
  • San Jose State, 9-11 am, Front of MLK Library
  • CSU San Marcos, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, starts at base of Craven rotunda for surprise event, then moves into two lines (in front of SBSB, between Markstein and SCI 1)

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