For Immediate Release
Contacts: Clara Potes-Fellow, (562) 951-4806
Claudia Keith, (562) 951-4813

CSU Ratifies Contract with Faculty Union

(May 15, 2007) – The California State University Board of Trustees’ Committee on Collective Bargaining today ratified the contract between the CSU and the California Faculty Association. Ratification by the full board is expected tomorrow.

The four-year agreement covers budget years 2006/07 through 2010/11 and will cost the CSU more than $400 million.

Under the new contract, projected average salaries for full professors will be $105,531; for tenure track faculty (all ranks combined) will be $90,593; and for part-time lecturers will be $53,677.

Compensation agreements with all employees and increased health benefits premiums will cost the CSU approximately $40 million more than the proposed 2007/08 CSU budget.

“Our focus now is on ensuring the university has adequate resources to pay for these compensation increases,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “We will continue working with the Legislature and the Governor to secure additional funding to minimize campus impacts.”

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 417,000 students and 46,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded nearly 2.5 million degrees, about 86,000 annually. 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. See


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Last Updated: May 15, 2007

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