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California Faculty Association authorizes strike

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Sacramento, CA – Leaders of the California Faculty Association (CFA) announced Nov. 4 that 94% of the members who voted have authorized a strike. “Together, and in solidarity with students, staff and allies, we are powerful. We are ready to act if necessary and for as long as it takes,” said CFA President Jennifer Eagan.

The California Faculty Association represents 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the California State University system.

Kevin Wehr, chair of CFA’s bargaining team and a professor at Sacramento State, said the huge turnout from faculty on all campuses sends a strong message, “One that management representatives haven’t seemed to understand yet; the faculty of the CSU system will not be left behind again.”

“We have tightened our belts for years, while watching management pay increase,” said Wehr. “We know the system can afford 5% – it is fair and it is well-deserved.”

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