Speaking to the evening crowd at Sacramento State, the last campus to go on strike, CFA Vice President Margarita Berta-Ávila said, “This is historic. This happened because of all of you, from 5:30 a.m. until now, it’s been non-stop. We showed everybody. We showed everybody that we can shut it down, and that’s what we did.”
“And if anything, the administration saw, here on our campus, and on all the campuses, that we’re not messing around. And when they said bring it, we brought it. If the administration can’t see us as the people that we are and make sure that our students are able to learn, then we’ve got a bigger fight ahead of us, and we have to be ready for that fight.”
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but be ready to shut it down,” said Berta-Ávila.
The picket lines were full of the joy, collectivity, love, and solidarity that CFA members bring to their students, campuses, and communities. Through rain and shine, the strikes featured mariachi bands, DJs, folklórico dancers, chickens, fat cats, dance parties, marching bands, and rallies with demands from community leaders that CSU management do right by us.
When we fight together, we will inevitably win together!
Watch a video outlining our successful strikes below.