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Faculty approve tentative contract agreement with California State University management

Members of the California Faculty Association have approved a Tentative Agreement negotiated between the union and management of the California State University that spells out terms of pay through June 2018.

In online balloting April 22 through 29, the vote was 97% yes to approve the Tentative Agreement. The voter turnout was 63%.

Next, the CSU Board of Trustees must ratify the agreement. The Trustees next regular meeting is May 24-25.

The agreement includes a 5% General Salary Increase (GSI) for all CSU faculty on June 30, 2016; a 2% GSI for all faculty on July 1, 2016; and a 3.5% GSI for all faculty on July 1, 2017.

It also includes a 2.65% Service Salary Increase for eligible faculty, a higher minimum at promotion for tenure-line faculty (9%, up from 7.5%), and a commitment to reform range elevation for lecturer faculty.

CFA President Jennifer Eagan, a professor at CSU East Bay, said, “This agreement is an important step toward normalizing salaries for public state university faculty.”

She added, “CSU faculty are in the classrooms, facilitating student learning and achievement, which is the whole point of a public university. We must protect university teaching as a solid middle-class profession that lets us support our families while we deliver high quality education to our students.”

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION: CFA represents approximately 28,000 tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty, lecturers who teach on temporary contracts, librarians, counselors, and coaches on the 23 campuses of the California State University system, from Humboldt State in the north to San Diego State in the south.  Learn more about CFA at