Faculty ‘Fight for Five’ continues to garner support from labor councils, organizations

Support for our Fight for Five is continuing to pour in from labor councils and unions throughout California.

The number of strike sanctions from Central Labor Councils throughout the state continues to grow. This week, the Alameda Labor Council adopted strike sanctions, and the Butte-Glenn CLC and Kern, Inyo and Mono Counties CLC also issued strike sanctions recently.

Strike sanction means that the other union members within that labor council won’t cross our picketlines. In addition to our classrooms being empty, strike sanction would mean UPS and Postal Service workers won’t deliver mail or packages to campus mailrooms, public buses will not enter campus, and construction workers will cease building.

The Academic Professionals of California, which represents Unit 4 workers in the CSU, also are among our supporters. APC President Patrick Choi and Vice President Dago Argueta carried a solidarity banner to chapter 13 chapter meetings on campus over the past two months as a way to show support for our Fight for Five.

“APC and CFA have a history of working together with our mutual assistance agreement,” said Patrick Choi, APC President. “We support CFA and their members’ stance in reaching a fair and equitable contract as all faculty and staff have suffered real income losses during the last eight years.”

Click here to learn more about strike sanctions, see the letters and list of CLCs standing with us in solidarity and see other statements of support.