News Release

California Faculty Association to announce results of strike vote on May 2

For Immediate Release: April 27, 2012

Who: The California Faculty Association (CFA), which represents 24,000 instructional faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches in the California State University System.

What: CFA will hold a news conference to announce the outcome of a vote by its members on whether or not to authorize the CFA Board of Directors to call a strike after the labor negotiating process under state law ends.

The faculty has spent the last 22 months negotiating for a labor agreement with the CSU Administration and has not been able to reach a settlement.

Why: The faculty of the California State University is angry and frustrated with the priorities of the CSU management, which has spent a large sum on consultants to demand concessions in the faculty contract. Meanwhile, faculty concerns about the quality of the education they can deliver have been ignored. If a strike occurs it will be the largest strike of university faculty ever in the U.S., faculty who teach some 400,000 students.

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Noon PDT

Where: CSU Long Beach campus, Barrett Athletic Administration Center (BAC – Also know as the “Pyramid Annex”), Conference Room, second floor.

Parking: Closest lots are parking structure 1, and lots 13 & 14.
Map of CSU Long Beach parking areas:

The news conference also will be available on a CONFERENCE CALL for reporters who cannot be there in person. At the end of the press conference, reporters will be able to ask questions both in person and on the conference call.

The dial-in information will be available to the media on Monday, April 30. Please email us if you with to join in at Lisa Cohen or Alice Sunshine.