Post

Strike and Bargaining Update
Fact-finding still on-going

We continue to fight for a 5 percent raise for 2015-16 for all faculty members, plus an SSI (“step increase”) for all eligible faculty.

CFA and the Chancellor’s Office are still engaged in Fact-Finding, the last step in the “statutory” collective bargaining process.  We do not have the legal right to strike until Fact-Finding is complete.  In mid-January, the two sides held another session to present evidence to the neutral third-party Fact-Finder.  Once all of the evidence has been presented, a Fact-Finding report will be developed, containing recommendations on how a settlement could be achieved.

We hope to gain our five percent raise at the bargaining table, but at this point we are also making plans for a possible strike sometime this semester.  This effort will require many hands, and you will hear from me in the coming weeks about how you can help in the strike preparations.

Commands