Thursday, March 22, 2007

STRIKE! Cal State University system

Cal State faculty authorizes walkout
A union representing about 24,000 workers votes to strike next month unless officials can reach an agreement on salary increases.
By Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
March 22, 2007

The faculty in the Cal State University system has overwhelmingly authorized a strike if a labor agreement isn't reached by the end of the month,union officials said Wednesday.

The vote, which passed with 94% approval among about 8,000 union voters, comes after nearly two years of contract negotiations between system administrators and the California Faculty Assn., which stalled over salary increases.

The association represents about 24,000 faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches statewide.

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