Sacramento State Faculty Delay Planned Strike
A strike by faculty members at Sacramento State and other California state university campuses has been averted for at least the next ten days.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
CSU faculty members have agreed to spend the next ten days negotiating with university officials. That’s following the release yesterday of a neutral fact finder’s report. It recommends raises of nearly 25 percent for professors.
John Travis, president of the California Faculty Association, says the report also acknowledged what faculty have been saying all along:
There is a salary gap between us and the so-called comparable institutions across the country with whom our salaries are generally measured.
CSU officials released a written statement saying they are willing to bargain within the framework of the fact-finder’s report. But a high ranking university official also told the Associated Press the university could not afford the recommended raises.
Faculty had voted last week to strike beginning as early as next week.