Fresno Lecturers win first vote on department chair

Persistence paid off for Lecturers in Fresno’s Communication Department last week when they voted for the first time in the election of their department chair.

In October, an arbitrator ruled on a grievance in their favor on the Lecturers’ assertion that CSU Fresno violated the faculty contract by not allowing them to vote in the election. 

That arbitration award applies only to Lecturers in the Communication Department at Fresno State.

The CFA Chapter at Fresno has filed an ‘all affected’ grievance to allow all Lecturers to vote in their respective departments for department chair. That grievance is currently at Level 2 of the grievance process.

Judith Scott, one of the Lecturers who got to vote last week, said, “I finally feel like my voice is being heard.”