Niesha Gates is a Communications Specialist with the California Faculty Association.

Why CSU Faculty Are Ready to Strike!

by Niesha Gates

California State University (CSU) faculty and students marched to the state Capitol this morning to rally for fair pay for salary and investment in the CSU.  The California Faculty Association (representing CSU professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors & coaches) have been fighting for a fair contract for over two years. Their potential strike dates will be April 13-15 and April 18-19 if the statutory process fails to produce an agreement. Check out the video below to learn about their fight and why they are willing to go on stike!

California’s investment in CSU Faculty: A Race to the Bottom

In order to meet its mission to provide high quality higher education in California, the California State University (CSU) promises to “emphasize quality in instruction”. However, over the last decade, a new report has found that the CSU has failed to invest in the very people who provide this quality instruction to nearly half a million students at 23 CSU campuses across the state. To make matters worse, these findings come at a time when student tuition has been skyrocketing.