Statements of Strike Support


Statements of Support

CFA’s allies and supporters, which include other unions, elected officials and many more are writing letters to the Chancellor, issuing public statements, and adopting various kinds of resolutions of support for CFA in the Fight for Five for CSU faculty.

First, see a list and links to some of the many supporters. Then, scroll down further to see updates about the actions and statements supporters have made.

If you would like to add your name or your organization’s name in support of the Fight for Five, click here

Or, please contact CFA Political Organizer Eddie Kirby


Strike Sanctions, Letters & Resolutions

PHOTO: Our allies in Academic Professionals of California support CFA’s Fight for Five.


  • Alameda Labor Council (region with CSU East Bay)
  • Butte & Glenn Counties Central Labor Council (CSU Chico)
  • Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings CLC (Fresno State)
  • Humboldt and Del Norte Counties CLC (Humboldt State)
  • Kern, Inyo & Mono Counties CLC (CSU Bakersfield)
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, Cal State Los Angeles, CSU Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona)
  • Monterey Bay CLC (CSU Monterey Bay)
  • Napa-Solano CLC (CSU Maritime Academy)
  • North Bay Labor Council (Sonoma State)
  • North Valley Labor Federation (CSU Stanislaus)
  • Orange County Labor Federation (CSU Fullerton)
  • Sacramento CLC (Sacramento State)
  • San Bernardino & Riverside Counties CLC (CSU San Bernardino)
  • San Diego-Imperial Counties CLC (San Diego State and CSU San Marcos)
  • San Francisco Labor Council (San Francisco State)
  • South Bay Labor Council (San Jose State)
  • Stanislaus-Tuolumne Central Labor Council (CSU Stanislaus)
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7 (represents 100,000 Teamsters in Northern California)
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42 (represents 200,000 Teamsters in Southern California)
  • Tri-Counties CLC (CSUChannel Islands and Cal Poly SLO)





Lawmakers issuing public statements supporting the faculty’s Fight for Five:

Lawmakers who spoke in support of CFA, November 17 Rally outside the CSU Trustees meeting:

See a video of lawmakers at the Nov. 17 Rally

Lawmakers who sent letters to Chancellor White in support of CFA’s bargaining position:

  • Assemblymember Luis Alejo
  • Senator Ben Allen
  • Assemblymember Susan Bonilla
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Assemblymember Cheryl Brown
  • Assemblymember Autumn Burke
  • Assemblymember Ed Chau
  • Assemblymember David Chiu
  • Assemblymember Jim Cooper
  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon
  • Assemblymember Bill Dodd
  • Assemblymember Jim Frazier
  • Assemblymember Cristina Garcia
  • Assemblymember Mike Gatto
  • Assemblymember Mike Gipson
  • Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez
  • Assemblymember Adam C. Gray
  • Senator Isadore Hall
  • Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez
  • Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin
  • Assemblymember Patty Lopez
  • Assemblymember Evan Low
  • Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell
  • Senator Dr. Richard Pan
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez
  • Senator Richard Roth
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago
  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • Assemblymember Shirley Weber
  • Senator Lois Wolk
  • Assemblymember Jim Wood


Martel Fraser, president, Tri-Counties Central Labor Council:

“We cannot sit idly while our brother and sister members of the California Faculty Association are denied recognition of their value in higher education by CSU management. Public employees across the country have been under attack for years, and we must band together to end this dangerous crusade. The race to the bottom ends here.”

Patrick Choi, President, Academic Professionals of California:

“APC and CFA have a history of working together. We support CFA and their members’ stance in reaching a fair and equitable contract as all faculty and staff have suffered real income losses during the last eight years.”

Cesar Lara, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay CLC:

“Our board found that your members have been more than patient and fair during your meetings to negotiate a contract with the CSU…. It is apparent that a strike is in order for the well-being of your members and the people whom they serve.”

Tim Paulson, Executive Director of the San Francisco CLC:

“Naturally we will be watching this situation closely and if necessary our 100,000 member Council will fully participate in whatever support you may need.”

Julio Perez, Executive Director of the Orange County Labor Federation:

“Feel confident that the Orange County Labor Federation will assist with any other request that CFA may have by using all its available resources and relationships, including services from the United Labor Agency. All affiliates of the OCLF with jurisdiction in Orange County will be notified of the Strike Sanction.”

Mike Gentry, President, CLC of Butte and Glenn Counties:

“The vote was unanimous in favor of supporting CFA actions against California State University [management]. Provide us as much lead time as possible regarding labor actions so that we may inform our member unions.”