The California Faculty Association (CFA) has announced it will launch a number of one-day strikes next month at various campuses, but California State University, Monterey Bay is not one of those.
The CFA is prepared for a strike if the re-opener process isn’t fulfilled. CFA stated in an email on Nov. 9 that four campuses will hold one-day strikes. The campuses and dates are as follows:
- Dec. 4, Cal Poly Pomona
- Dec. 5, San Francisco State
- Dec. 6, CSU Los Angeles
- Dec. 7, Sacramento State
The email states that so far, the CSU has not agreed to its terms which are:
- 12% pay raises that keep ahead of inflation.
- Pay equity and raising the floor for our lowest-paid faculty.
- Manageable workloads that allow for more support and engagement with students.
- More counselors to improve students’ much-needed access to mental health counseling.
- Expanding paid parental leave.
- Accessible lactation and milk storage spaces for lactating faculty.
- Safe gender-inclusive restrooms and changing rooms.
- Safety provisions for faculty interacting with university police on our campuses.
“CSU management will learn the hard way that faculty are not willing to settle for less than they deserve,” said CFA President Charles Toombs. “CSU management will learn what employers around the country are having to learn — employees deserve better pay and working conditions.”