Thousands have cast ballots statewide in CFA’s Strike Authorization Vote

The moment of our strike vote arrived this week. Thousands of faculty began casting ballots to decide whether to authorize the CFA Board of Directors to initiate job actions, up to and including a strike.

Voting began at 9 am Monday, October 19 and will continue through 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 28. CFA members may vote online here or on campus.

Click here to view a list of in-person polling times/dates/locations by campus.

Faculty must be CFA members to vote. To join CFA, go to www.calfac.org/join-CFA and then cast a provisional ballot.

CFA members are fighting for a 5 percent General Salary Increase (GSI) for all faculty and a 2.65% Service Salary Increase (SSI) for eligible faculty. The Chancellor has refused to budge from his offer of a 2% salary increase for faculty.

Reopener contract negotiations over salary for the 2015/16 academic year reached impasse this summer, and mediation did not produce an agreement. CFA and CSU management are now moving into the factfinding stage of the statutory process.

On Friday, October 16, the CFA Board of Directors passed a resolution urging CFA members to vote yes to authorize job actions. Later in the weekend, leaders from all 23 campus chapters affirmed the resolution during CFA’s 83rd Assembly in Sacramento.

Describing San Jose’s rally, Jonathan Karpf, CFA’s Associate Vice President of Lecturers North and CFA Strike Vote Ombudsman said, “The outpouring of solidarity in just one day is amazing. It speaks to the collective voice of faculty, who are united in this Fight for Five and in preserving and investing in quality higher education for our students.”