News Release

CFA to Announce Strike Vote Results May 2

For Immediate Release 
May 1, 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 itsmembers on whether or not to authorize the CFA Board of Directors to call a strike after the labor negotiating process understate law ends.

The faculty has spent the last 22 months negotiating for a laboragreement 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 known 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.

If you with to join the CONFERENCE CALL, get the Call-In Information from Lisa Cohen at