Members of the California Faculty Association say it was the threat of rolling strikes through Cal State campuses and the recommendations of a neutral fact finder’s report that brought the deal together. The agreement must still be ratified by Association members. CFA Vice President Lillian Taiz says much was achieved:
“I think we pretty much got what we’ve been fighting for…”
Cal State officials say the agreement includes base pay increases for all CSU faculty members of 20.7 percent over a four year period. CSU Chancellor Charles Reed said the agreement strikes a realistic balance between providing deserved raises and limited financial resources. University officials estimate the pay package will cost CSU more than 400-million dollars over four years.