The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 31, 2012
CA Faculty Assn. wants members to ratify tentative deal

The California Faculty Association reached a tentative agreement on faculty contracts with the California State University Friday, after nearly two years of contentious negotiations. The agreement was announced by both sides Tuesday.

The tentative deal does not include raises. The issue can be re-opened next year if the budget improves. The deal provides some protections for lecturers that the union sought.

The agreement covers 23,000 employees on the 23 CSU campuses. The CFA has urged its members to ratify the agreement. The tentative agreement will be effective after ratification by CFA members and the CSU Board of Trustees.

Lillian Taiz, the association's president, said 50 percent of members who vote would have to vote in favor of the agreement for it to go into effect. She said the vote will happen Aug. 13-30 and members will be provided with many materials to help them understand the agreement.

"It's a matter at this point of whether the members chose to ratify it," Taiz said.

The results of the vote will be announced Sept. 3.

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