Bargaining and Budget Update

This post includes reports on the most recent bargaining session for our new faculty contract, as well as on our recent outreach to legislators in support of CSU budget funding.

Report on recent contract bargaining session
The CFA Bargaining Team met with CSU negotiators on February 13 and 14.  Both sides exchanged proposals at this session.

The CFA Team continued to focus on workload concerns for all faculty members — tenured and tenure-track, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches.  The CFA Bargaining Team offered extensive, detailed proposals to address the increased demands on all faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

CSU negotiators agreed that the CSU system is serving more students with fewer faculty members and acknowledged CFA’s concern about faculty members being asked to “volunteer” to perform work without pay.

Based on members’ feedback in the bargaining survey CFA conducted last October, the CFA Bargaining Team will continue to press critical workload issues during future negotiations.

The next bargaining session will be held March 13 and 14.

Recent outreach to legislators in support of CSU budget
Thank you to the hundreds of faculty members on our campus who responded to our call, over this past month, for messages to our legislators in support of CSU funding.  Throughout the CSU system, faculty members generated literally thousands of messages to legislators.  (This outreach is important, of course, since budget can have a bearing on CSU employee compensation.)  We will be asking for your help and outreach again, later this Spring, at key junctures in the legislative budget process.

We will be sure to keep you updated on negotiations for our new faculty contract and on issues related to the CSU budget.