The California State University (CSU) has reached a tentative agreement on an extension of the contract with its faculty represented by the California Faculty Association (CFA). The current collective bargaining agreement, which is set to expire on June 30, 2018, will be extended two years through June 30, 2020. CFA represents 28,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches throughout the university. 

 “This agreement provides certainty for CSU faculty against future economic instability and allows us to collectively engage in long-term efforts that are critical to achieving our ambitious student success-related goals as outlined in Graduation Initiative 2025,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. “We look forward to working with CFA leadership to reinforce with legislators in Sacramento how those goals will drive the future success of California and their vital role in supporting it.” 

Faculty will receive a 3.5 percent general salary increase on November 1, 2018, and a 2.5 percent increase on July 1, 2019. The present terms of the contract related to other articles including benefits will be extended. 

Additionally, both parties have agreed to continue negotiations related to intellectual property and academic freedom. 

Please review the memorandum of understanding for additional details.

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