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CSU and CFA Agree to One-Year Contract Extension




The California State University (CSU) and the California Faculty Association (CFA) have agreed to extend all current terms of the collective bargaining agreement through June 30, 2021. The extension does not include a general salary increase. CFA represents 28,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches throughout the university.

“Our world-class faculty members have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to our students and to fulfilling the university's academic mission under very trying times. Our 130,000 graduates across 23 campuses this spring bear witness to this remarkable and ongoing commitment," said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. “This contract certainty will ensure that we continue to collectively work to provide students with an outstanding educational experience in the coming academic year."

“We are pleased that we were able to collaborate with the Chancellor's team to craft an extension that protects the rights our members enjoy in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Some important programs are extended for tenure line faculty, lecturers, and faculty who serve the students of the CSU, including students of color who bear the brunt of the inequities of this world, first generation college students, LGBTQI+ students, and the immigrants and dreamers who are left out of many of the COVID-19 relief efforts. Now more than ever, our students need us focused on them and not on a contract battle. In the meantime, we will continue to advocate for faculty working conditions in and outside of the classrooms," said Charles Toombs, CFA President and Professor of Africana Studies at San Diego State University.

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