Bargaining Update

FACULTY TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

March 4, 2002

Bargainers for the CSU and the CFA reached tentative agreement on a new three-year contract early Saturday morning, March 2, 2002. The contract will cover fiscal years 2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04. The contract can be summarized as follows:

COMPENSATION

Fiscal Year 2001/02

There will be a 2% general salary increase for all faculty unit employees effective on April 1, 2002. There will be no retroactive salary increase for fiscal year 2001/02. In addition to this general salary increase, there will be the following increases at the close of business on June 30, 2002, the last day of the fiscal year:

  • A service salary increase of 2.65% for eligible bargaining unit members.

  • A 7% salary increase for department chairs in academic year classifications.

  • Salary increases for counselors that place them on the instructional faculty salary schedule.

  • Health insurance coverage for one-half of the lecturers who became eligible for this benefit due to the passage of AB 211.

Fiscal Year 2002/03

  • A 2% general salary increase effective on July 1, 2002.

  • A service salary increase of 2.65% for eligible bargaining unit members at the close of business on June 30, 2003, the last day of the fiscal year.

  • Health insurance coverage for one-half of the lecturers who became eligible for this benefit due to the passage of AB 211 at the close of business on June 30, 2003, the last day of the fiscal year.

Fiscal year 2003/04

  • A service salary increase of 2.65% for eligible bargaining unit members at the close of business on June 30, 2004, the last day of the fiscal year.

  • The parties will re-open negotiations on compensation and workload for this fiscal year.

WORKLOAD & FACULTY RECRUITMENT ACTIVITY

As noted above, the parties will re-open negotiations on workload for fiscal year 2003/04. In addition, the CSU will conduct 1200 tenure track faculty recruitments in fiscal year 2002/03.

LECTURER ISSUES

3 Year Appointments

Lecturers, and other temporary bargaining unit employees - excluding coaches - who have six years of continuous service on a campus shall automatically receive 3-year appointments beginning with academic year 2002/03. Those appointments shall normally be renewed every 3 years "except in instances of documented unsatisfactory performance or serious conduct problems" or "unless there is insufficient work for which the faculty member is qualified." These appointments for part-time faculty will continue to be conditioned upon budget and enrollment considerations pursuant to provision 12.5 of the contract.

Lecturer Preference for New Work

Lecturers will have preference for any new or additional work in their department, provided that the Lecturer is qualified to perform the new work.

Allocation of Funds to Pay Lecturer Increases

Each department shall be provided with a pool of money sufficient to implement all contractually required increases for all temporary faculty unit employees in that department, and solely dedicated for that purpose.

YEAR-ROUND OPERATIONS

Effective beginning with the summer 2004 term, faculty teaching regular credit courses shall be compensated on the same basis as in other academic terms. This provision shall apply to those campuses with state-funded summer sessions. The parties shall continue to meet to develop the final language on this subject, including issues related to temporary faculty rights and benefits.

The Union bargaining team is recommending that this agreement be ratified by the CFA membership. The Union's ratification vote will be concluded by March 22, 2002. The CSU Board of Trustees will consider the ratification of the agreement by the CSU after the result of the CFA ratification vote is known.




Last updated: March 5, 2001