Implementation of faculty raises underway—slowly

JAN. 21, 2015—The raises negotiated for CSU faculty members are being processed but, as CFA leaders reported in a message to CFA members last week, it is taking much longer than expected to get money into faculty paychecks.

“We are sure that you are as irate as we are at the glacial pace of this distribution of negotiated raises,” wrote CFA President Lillian Taiz and Bargaining Team Chair and Vice Chair Andy Merrifield and Kevin Wehr.

In mid-December, CFA Bargaining Team members met with CSU management reps to discuss implementation of the collective bargaining agreement. The first topic CFA raised was management’s proposed timeline on pay raises—which was to take much longer than CFA likes and expected.

Although the agreement was reached in October, management now says it still needs to process information at the campuses and to work that through the state controller’s office. 

In a communication to CSU Chancellor White, CFA leaders called upon him “to light a fire under the process and get some (if not all) negotiated raises into the hands of our faculty in the next 30 days.”

CFA Bargaining Team members will stay in contact with CSU management on these and all other implementation issues to keep the process moving.