CFA Ratifies Agreement

The California Faculty Association announced yesterday (March 27, 2002) that its members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached by CFA and California State University bargaining teams earlier this month. The agreement, which won approval with 95 percent of the vote, will now go before the CSU's Board of Trustees for approval at its May 15 meeting.

The three-year agreement includes a 2% faculty salary increase for fiscal years 2001/02 and 2002/03, and additional selected raises for 2003/04. If approved by the trustees, it would be in place through June 30, 2004.

"We are happy to have an agreement that works in the best interest of both parties," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "We need to put this behind us so we can come together with the CFA to advocate for more resources for teaching, enrollment growth, technology, and modernized facilities."

The agreement includes the following general terms for compensation:
In the 2001/02 fiscal year:

  • A 2% general salary increase, effective April 1, 2002.
  • A 2.65% service salary increase for eligible faculty members, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2002, the last day of the fiscal year.
In the 2002/03 fiscal year:
  • A 2% general salary increase, effective July 1, 2002.
  • A 2.65% service salary increase, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2003, the last day of the fiscal year.
In the 2003/04 fiscal year:
  • A 2.65% service salary increase, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2004, the last day of the fiscal year.
  • A re-opener of negotiations on compensation issues.
  • An agreement to set aside 25% of the negotiated settlement for a jointly developed merit pay program, provided that the total settlement offers at least a 3.5 % increase.
The 2% increase for faculty for 2001/02 is the same percentage agreed to by all other CSU unions, and also is what CSU administrators received. For more information, see our earlier news release on the tentative agreement.

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Last Updated: 28 March 2002

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