CSU and CFA Reach Tentative Agreement(March 2, 2002.) After bargaining for nearly a year, the California State University system and the California Faculty Association have agreed on terms for a tentative three- year agreement that includes a 2 percent faculty salary increase for each fiscal year, 2001/02 and 2002/03, and additional selected raises for 2002/03.
The agreement is subject to ratification by the CFA membership, and approval by the CSU Board of Trustees. The agreement would be in place through June 30, 2004.
"We are very pleased to have reached an agreement that is mutually acceptable, and continues to provide competitive salary increases and benefits for faculty as well as part- time lecturers," said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "The trustees and the administration very much wanted to compensate faculty for the outstanding work they do in providing high-quality education to CSU students."
"This agreement reflects an important turn-around after months of bargaining. I congratulate everyone who worked on it for their persistence and hard work," said CFA President Susan Meisenhelder.
The contract includes the following:
Year Round Operations
The 2 percent increase for faculty for 2001/02 is the same percentage agreed to by all other CSU unions, and also is what CSU administrators received.
The tentative agreement comes after a three-day fact-finding hearing, completed in mid- February, and continued negotiations after that date that concluded in the early morning hours of March 2, 2002.
If the agreement is ratified by the CFA membership, it will be presented to the CSU Board of Trustees for approval at the May board meeting.
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, nearly 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1960, it has awarded about 2 million degrees. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. For more information, see www.calstate.edu.
The CFA is the exclusive collective bargaining representative for CSU faculty, and represents tenure-track faculty, lecturers, librarians and counselors.
Last Updated: 5 March 2002