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Labor and Employee Relations

Labor and Employee Relations

The Labor and Employee Relations Department manages collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and campus labor relations across the California State University. We work to promote a posit​ive, productive relationship between the CSU and its 53,000 faculty and staff. 

Current Information


August 31, 2021 | Unit 3

CSU and California Faculty Association (CFA) Bargaining Reach Tentative Agreement On 20 Articles; Further Negotiations Scheduled

On August 24 and 27, CSU and CFA (Unit 3) representatives met to continue their negotiations over a successor agreement. The parties have now met 16 times since October 2020. As a reminder, CSU’s contract with CFA expired on June 30, 2021, but has been extended twice by mutual agreement through September 30.


June 28, 2021 | Unit 3​

Update on CSU and California Faculty Association (CFA) Bargaining

On July 27 and 30, the California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA - Unit 3) representatives met to continue their negotiations over a successor agreement. While the collective bargaining agreement was set to expire on June 30, the parties mutually agreed to extend it until August 30, 2021. These sessions were the first to occur since enactment of the final State Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22.


June 28, 2021 | Unit 3​

CSU and​ California Faculty Associ​ation (CFA) Reach Agreement To Extend Current Bargaining Agreement

The California State University (CSU) is pleased to announce that the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the CSU have agreed to a short-term extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) through August 31, 2021. This extension allows all terms and conditions of employment under the CBA to remain in effect while the parties continue to negotiate a new contract.


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Collective Bargaining Agreements & Updates

CSU Bargaining Units and their respective agreements, updates and information.

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Tentative Agreements

These proposed collective bargaining agreements have not been ratified by union leaders and the Board of Trustees.

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Campus Assignments

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