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100 Voices for a Fair Contract
Faculty speak out about what it takes

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Lil Taiz, president of CFA, says it takes long, hard work to secure a fair contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Leone Hankey, a Lecturer in English at Cal State L.A., says a fair contract helps Lecturers have stable employment. That’s important—even for getting medical care.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Jesa Kreiner says he’s proud that CFA works hard to protect the integrity of the contract and faculty working conditions in the CSU.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Nicholas Baham, a faculty member from CSU East Bay, says the state needs to believe and investment in the young people of California.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

John Halcon, a professor of education at CSU San Marcos, said it’s imperative that faculty get a raise if service, research and teaching levels are to continue.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Melina Abdullah, chair of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA, says   we need a fair contract because faculty have not received a raise in years, despite working hard for CSU students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Chandra Putcha in Civil & Environmental Engineering at CSU Fullerton got “wonderful” help from CFA over the years. Now, he says we need salary increases, and since he will retire soon, FERP is important.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

John Donovan, a lecturer at Cal State LA, says the faculty would like their rights protected in the new contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Margaret Friend, Associate Professor of Psychology at San Diego State says the increased expectations on workload are crippling our ability to provide service to the university and conduct research.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

A fair contract is critical because it impacts the quality of education students receive and the working conditions of CSU faculty, says Kara Dellacioppa, who teaches at CSU Dominguez Hills.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Ralph Westfall, a professor at Cal Poly Pomona, says the CSU needs to follow through on promised funding for faculty.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Ken Windrum, an adjunct professor at Cal State LA, says every worker deserves a fair contract, teachers included.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Doreen Anderson-Facile is a sociologist at CSU Bakersfield. She says a happy, engaged faculty can provide a better education for our students. That’s why we need a #FairContractCFA

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Steven Filling, who teaches accounting at CSU Stanislaus, says the contract is important to protecting intellectual property rights.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Molly Talcott, an associate professor of sociology at Cal State L.A. and president of the CFA chapter on campus, points out that the student population is growing fast while faculty hiring does not keep up.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Chris Burnett, who teaches journalism at CSU Long Beach, says if we don’t get a fair contract with a salary increase, it will be difficult to get the kind of faculty who can serve students well.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Liz Cara, a professor of Occupational Therapy at San Jose State, says we are educators. And we need a raise.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

A fair contract is important because it means a living wage for faculty, and access to a high-quality education for students from faculty who have the time and commitment to invest in teaching, says Matt Luckett, a lecturer at CSU Dominguez Hills.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Julie Williams at San Diego State notes that what you could buy in 2007 for $1.00 now costs $1.13. That’s inflation and our salaries have not risen in sync.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Maryann Hight, a reference and instructional librarian at CSU Stanislaus, says less funding from the CSU means fewer librarians to provide services and materials to students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Michael Camann, a zoology professor at Humboldt State, says his department has half the amount of faculty as it did when he was hired, which impacts how much time he spends in the lab and with students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Enrique Beremun, who teaches at Cal State LA, says faculty need a fair contract because they haven’t had a decent raise in years.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Jerry Moore is in the Dept. of Anthropology at Cal State Dominguez Hills and is chair of the Academic Senate there. He says we change people’s lives. That is why we need a fair contract. Our students’ futures depend on it.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Lois Boulgarides is a Lecturer in Physical Therapy at Sacramento State. She says we need to bargain a fair contract for Lecturers.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Faye Linda Wachs is a professor in Psychology & Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona. She says we need a fair contract to maintain our position as a world-class university. We pay out of pocket for fees for associations that let us publish and present at conferences and so on. It can cost a lot. And if we drop out of that, it hurts our university’s status.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Walter Penrose, who teaches history at San Diego State, says the 1% increase in pay he’s had over the past seven years hasn’t been nearly enough to keep up with inflation and cost of living.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Lorraine O’Shea, a lecturer at Cal State Monterey Bay, says budget cuts have contributed to huge workload and classroom increases, and less one-on-one time with students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Miguel Dominguez, a professor at CSU Dominguez Hills, said he and his colleagues need more opportunities to do research and attend conferences as part of their jobs, which also helps to enhance the student experience.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Erica Shuh, who teaches Modern Language Studies at Cal State San Marcos, says faculty who are lecturers or who teach part-time also deserve to be compensated for time spent helping students and enhancing student life.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Bruce Hartsell is a Lecturer in Social Work at CSU Bakersfield. He says we need a fair contract to address service work for which Lecturers are not compensated.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Erma Jean Sims is in the School of Education at Sonoma State. She says we need an adequate salary for our efforts and commitment to education.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Lisa Weston in English at Fresno State says a fair contract is about respect for the faculty and the work that we do.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Nick Von Glahn, an assistant professor at Cal Poly Pomona, is concerned about the impact of wage inversion on faculty morale.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Melinda Keller, a lecturer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, said stagnant wages have forced her to put her own education on hold.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Jonathan Karpf, who teaches anthropology at San Jose State, talks about the impact of stagnant wages in the CSU and the need for a fair contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Gilda Bloom, who teaches in the College of Education at San Francisco State, says the most important reason for a fair contract are working conditions, both for faculty and for the sake of students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Khaleel Mohamed, an associate professor at San Diego State, said CSU faculty need a fair contract because they are teaching bigger classes and face an increased workload, as well as a rising cost of living.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Marcia Marx, chapter president of CSU San Bernardino, says the faculty of the CSU needs to be compensated.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Alejandra Marchevsky, a professor at Cal State LA, says she worries that female faculty and faculty of color are among the most impacted by salary inversion.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Neil Hultgren, an English professor at CSU Long Beach, says an increased workload means less one-on-one time with students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Nancy Armstrong, a faculty member at Cal State Dominguez Hills, says she teaches in order to advance the lives and knowledge of students. It’s time for a fair contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Daniel Lambert, a lecturer at Cal State LA, said teaching requires more than just delivering curriculum. It requires knowledge, presentation skills and dedication. It’s time for a fair contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Angie Tran, a professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at CSU Monterey Bay, speaks out about the ongoing bargaining for a fair contract. #FairContractCFA

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Dave Speak, chair of the Academic Senate at Cal Poly Pomona, talks about the impact of the contract on hiring and retention of faculty.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Ramona Davis, who teaches at Cal State Dominguez Hills, enjoys being able to work with students from diverse backgrounds. It’s time for a #FairContractCFA.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Wai Kit Choi, associate professor of sociology at Cal State LA, speaks about why faculty need a raise after so many years of stagnation.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Kevin Wehr, a member of CFA’s Bargaining Team, talks about why he got involved with the union and the importance of a fair contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

John Lloyd, an associate professor of history at Cal Poly Pomona, wants a fair contract because the CSU needs to recognize how hard faculty work for the students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Kelly Madison, a professor at Cal State LA, said faculty deserve a fair contract because they work hard both on and off campus.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Michael Clifton teaches English at CSU Fresno and says the CSU faculty fuels the economic engine of California.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Steven Levinson, who has taught at Cal State Monterey Bay for 17 years, says it’s time for a #FairContractCFA.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Elaine Bernal, who teaches organic chemistry at CSU Long Beach, talks about the importance of a fair contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Tom Holyoke, who teaches political science at Cal State Fresno, says the amount of money he makes has gone down in recent years, despite a rising workload.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Sheila Tully teaches at San Francisco State and said fair compensation for faculty is desperately needed. #FairContractCFA

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Mark Karplus, a member of CFA’s bargaining team who teaches chemistry at CSU East Bay, talks about the importance of securing a fair contract. #FairContractCFA

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Wilfred Moore, a lecturer in the math department at Cal State Dominguez Hills, talks about the fulfilling aspects of teaching in the CSU. #FairContractCFA

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Chris Cruz-Boone, who teaches at Cal State Bakersfield, says that while class sizes have grown—as has her family—her salary has not. It’s time for a #FairContractCFA!

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Steve Kinder, who coaches men’s basketball at Humboldt State, said he’s looking forward to a new contract for all coaches in the CSU.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Sue Martinez, who works at Cal State Channel Islands, said the most important thing for the contract to include is a salary increase.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Jarret Lovell is a professor at CSU Fullerton and says he can do his job – educating future voters, law enforcement and social workers – best when there is fair compensation.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Leslie Bryan is CFA’s Associate VP for Lecturers in Southern California and a faculty member at CSU San Bernardino. She says protecting lecturers in the contract is critical.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Andrew Jones, an associate professor at Fresno State, said funding needs to be restored to the CSU.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Ivonne Heinze Balcazar, chair of the Modern Languages Department at CSU Dominguez Hills, says a fair contract means more time for research and her students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Jamil Momand, professor of biochemistry at Cal State LA, says faculty aren’t getting properly compensated for training students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Mitch Turitz, a librarian at San Francisco State, said workload is a main concern among his colleagues.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Dorothy Wills, who teaches at Cal Poly Pomona, says excessive assignments and higher research expectations is taking a toll on CSU faculty.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

John Yudelson, who teaches communication and business at CSU Channel Islands and Northridge, says faculty simply ask for California to be fair—keep classes smaller so we can know the students’ learning needs and pay us fairly.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Gulhan Bourget, a statistics professor at Cal State Fullerton, says quality compensation for faculty is key to quality education. And, we are worth it.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Paul Coppola, a librarian at San Jose State, says CFA needs a fair contract for the sake of all Californians.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Cecil Canton, Criminal Justice at Sacramento State and CFA Associate Vice President-Affirmative Action, says faculty morale is damaged by the lack of pay raises for so long. It’s about respect for our work.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Becky Bryan, kinesiology at Sonoma State, says pay and teaching load issues have more and more junior faculty looking for better prospects elsewhere. A #FairContractCFA is important to keep them here teaching CSU students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Mon Yee in the College of Agriculture’s Plant Sciences Dept. at Cal Poly Pomona says that by preserving good working conditions for the CSU faculty, we are better able to deliver a good education for our students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

John Beynon, who teaches English at Fresno State, says when faculty have good working conditions, students have proper learning conditions.

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John Sarraille, president of the CFA Chapter at CSU Stanislaus, says classes keep getting bigger while more and more students are in those classes. And, while times are getting better, faculty are told to keep on waiting for things to get better for us and our students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Kristin Gibson at CSU Bakersfield says to give students a quality education, instructors cannot be worrying about how they will afford to live.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Katie Melara, a student at CSU East Bay, says faculty deserve a fair contract because of their dedication to students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Craig Scarpelli, who teaches at Chico State, said the new contract needs to include pay restoration for faculty.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Jose Alamillo, a Chicano Studies professor at CSU Channel Islands, said the new contract needs to include a more equitable workload.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Jennifer Eagan, a CSU East Bay professor and member of the CFA bargaining team, talks about the impact of working conditions on her colleagues.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Ajani Brown,a professor at San Diego State, says a fair contract is needed because it provides a path for salary increases.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Catherine Nelson, a professor at Sonoma State University, says a fair contract is needed because class sizes are unmanageable.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Kim Geron, CFA Vice President, talks about the importance of a fair contract and more funding for the CSU.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Beth Baker Cristales, a professor at Cal State LA and director of Latin American Studies, says faculty make sacrifices daily for students and deserve to be supported.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Charles Toombs, who chairs the Department of Africana Studies at San Diego State, says a new contract that addresses workload issues for all CSU faculty is critical.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Adriana Echandia, an adjunct professor at Sacramento State, said securing a fair contract doesn’t just mean a much-needed wage increase, but also will help attract quality educators and ensure the best education possible for students in California.

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Doug Domingo-Foraste, who teaches in the Comparative Literature and Classics department at Cal State Long Beach, talks about the importance of a raise for faculty.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Staci Mitchell, a lecturer at Cal State LA, said CSU faculty deserve a fair contract.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

David Bradfield, professor of music and digital media arts at CSU Dominguez Hills, says securing a fair contract is critical for CSU faculty.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Kimberly King, a psychology professor at Cal State LA, is advocating for a fair contract because it’s been too long since faculty saw even a cost-of-living wage increase.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Willis Gear, who teaches at Chico State, is concerned about the increasing class sizes and increasing workload at his campus and within the CSU. #FairContractCFA

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Kirti Celly, who teaches at CSU Dominguez Hills, believes that the time she spends with students, both in and out of the classroom, is a critical component of the quality education they receive.

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Kelly Janousek, a librarian at Cal State Long Beach and CFA bargaining team member, talks about how the contract affects librarians within the CSU.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Mike Chavez, a lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Los Angeles, talks about how consistent work and stability is a concern for him, as well as many of his colleagues.

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Nena Torrez, who teaches at Cal State San Bernardino, says food insecurities are a reality for some lecturers in the CSU. It’s time to eliminate that concern with a fair contract for all faculty.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Benjamin Shaeffer, an assistant professor of philosophy at Humboldt State, talks about workload increases and its impact on students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Steven Cleveland, a professor of ethnic studies at Cal State East Bay, talks about how a fair and timely contract impacts the tone on campus.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Mary Jo Poole, a full-time lecturer at CSU San Marcos, has a simple message for CSU management: It’s time for a raise.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Darel Tai Engen, an associate history professor at CSU San Marcos, talks about the impact of increasing workload on faculty.

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Camille O’Bryant, a kinesiology professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, talks about the advantages of a fair contract.

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Andy Merrifield, a professor at Sonoma State University and member of the CFA bargaining team, talks about the importance of a fair contract for CSU faculty and students.

100 Voices for a Fair Contract

Lil Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association, encourages members and students to participate in CFA’s 100-Day Contract Countdown.

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