News Release

League of United Latin American Citizens to Endorse Potential Strike by CSU Faculty
NEWS FROM THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION

At a Friday press conference, LULAC representatives who are in Los Angeles for their annual Women’s Conference, will announce their support for the California Faculty Association’s potential strike in April, which would be the largest strike in the history of higher education. 

A five-day strike is scheduled at all California State University campuses on April 13-15 and 18-19 if no settlement is reached with the CSU Administration in the interim.

WHEN: 10:30 am, April 1

WHERE: Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071. Phone: (213) 624-1011

WHO:

  • The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the country.  Speakers are David Rodriguez, California LULAC State President; and Lourdes Galvan- She is the LULAC member hosting the conference National Vice-President for Women
  • California State University Faculty and Students, including California Faculty Association member Antonio Gallo, professor of Chicano and Chicana Studies at Cal State Northridge.
  • Theresa Montano, Vice President of California Teachers Association

“We recognize the sacrifices made by CSU faculty. It’s time to bring their compensation levels in line with their counterparts in other states.” Dave Rodriguez, California LULAC State President.

Maria Elena Cruz Phd, LULAC National Education Committee Chair added, “We stand united with CSU faculty in the Fight for Five because educators are the gateway to learning and opportunity for our Latino youth and others. More Latinos than ever are eager and ready to pursue higher learning and LULAC supports the Fight for Five for the CSU faculty that is so critical to their success.”

ABOUT THE ‘FIGHT FOR FIVE: The California Faculty Association “Fight for Five” seeks a 5% General Salary Increase for all faculty and step increases for those eligible. In October, faculty voted to authorize a strike if contract talks with CSU management do not reach a settlement. With the public release of the Factfinding Report, the statutory bargaining process spelled out in state labor law is complete and CSU faculty have the legal right to strike. A strike is set for April 13-15 and April 18-19. Learn more at
http://www.calfac.org/fight-for-five. Follow the latest CFA news on Twitter: #CSUstrike @CFA_News

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION: 
CFA represents some 26,000 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 www.calfac.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About LULAC:
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the largest and oldest volunteer-based civil rights organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit http://www.lulac.org or find them on Facebook.

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