Members of the California Faculty Association, an AAUP affiliate, overwhelmingly approved unprecedented system-wide strikes. The vote came after two years of unsuccessful bargaining with the California State University administration, where administrators are pushing for draconian cuts to the instructional budget. Ninety-five percent of members voted to authorize CSU’s instructional faculty, librarians, counselors, and coaches to initiate rolling walkouts if the administration continues to demand concessions.
In a statement issued by the CFA, Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association, said, “Today, the faculty has spoken loud and clear – we have had enough of the way in which they are being treated by the CSU administration. Enough of executives putting themselves above the needs of the students, and of the public university. Enough of managers using budget cuts as an excuse to destroy the quality of students’ education.”
Read more on the CFA website: http://www.calfac.org/node/3541/email