Dina Martin, Communications Consultant, 650-552-5491
BURLINGAME – Dean E. Vogel, president of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association, released this statement regarding Monday’s strike authorization vote by the California Faculty Association, which represents 23,000 faculty members with the California State University system.
“The California Teachers Association stands solidly behind California Faculty Association’s action to participate in a one-day strike on Nov. 17, as well as its concerted actions leading up to the strike. It is not right that tuition at CSU campuses has risen 23 percent in the past year while students are unable to get into classes and are forced to take five or more years to graduate. It is not right for the faculty to go without its modest, bargained pay increases while the number of CSU executives and their pay continue to increase. In taking this action to strike for a day, the faculty within the California State University system is standing up for their students and standing up for their profession.”
The 325,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3.2 million-member National Education Association