CFA, CSU management set dates to start talks on next faculty contract

CFA members at the Maritime Academy are 'Ready to Bargain"

CFA’s Bargaining Team and CSU management agreed last week to begin talks in December on the next faculty contract. More dates were set for meetings in January and February.

The CFA team will gather this week to refine CFA’s proposals in preparation for the first meeting.

Andy Merrifield, chair of CFA’s Bargaining Team, praised the efforts of CFA members who weighed in publicly about the need to get negotiations started quickly.

“This is the first time in anyone’s memory that we have opened contract talks this early,” says Merrifield.

“Since spring, we have discussed with CFA member-leaders our goal of getting started before the end of the year,” he says. “We are pleased that the Chancellor and his representatives have agreed to begin talks now, seven months before the expiration of our current contract on June 30, 2014.”