FACULTY TENTATIVE AGREEMENTMarch 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:
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:
Fiscal Year 2002/03
Fiscal year 2003/04
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.
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.
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