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By Nearly Unanimous Vote, CFA Members Ratify Tentative Contract

(Photo above) CFA members united behind their leadership and bargaining team, making it clear to management that they would strike to secure a fair contract after more than eight years of stagnant salaries that were forcing university staff into bankruptcy and other financial hardships.

With 97% voting “yes,” members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) have approved the tentative contract wrested from California State University management through months of action that demonstrated the union’s solidarity and resolve.

The contract, which runs through 2018, provides an overall double-digit increase by the agreement’s end, an important step in making the system’s salaries more competitive.

CFA President Jennifer Eagan, a professor at CSU East Bay, said, “This agreement is an important step toward normalizing salaries for public state university faculty.”

To take effect, the agreement must now be ratified by the CSU board of trustees, who are prepared to vote on the issue at the upcoming May 24-25 meeting.

CFA represents more than 28,000 full-time and part-time faculty at the university system’s 23 campuses.

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