Contact: Dina (Dale) Martin at 650-552-5491
BURLINGAME – “The 340,000 members of the California Teachers Association fully support the members of the California Faculty Association as they begin voting today whether to authorize a strike if they haven’t reached a settlement with CSU administrators by the end of March.
“We know that the faculty on the California State University campuses has done everything possible over the last 22 months to reach a fair agreement with CSU and to avoid a strike. But if they are forced to strike they will, and they will have the full support of their CTA colleagues across the state.
“We join CFA at being outraged that student fees continue to rise and instructors’ salaries continue to fall, while CSU administrators receive pay hikes and executive perks. Increasing administrator salaries by more than 20 percent, while faculty pay has remained stagnant is unacceptable, makes it harder to recruit faculty and compete with other colleges across the country.”