Money talks

CSU Chancellor’s Office says it can’t afford faculty’s demand for 5 percent pay raise

As faculty throughout the California State University system prepare to strike for a 5 percent increase in pay, the CSU Chancellor’s Office is pointing to an independent fact-finding report that says the money just isn’t there. The California Faculty Association, meanwhile, says the same report “unambiguously supports the union’s bargaining proposal.”

The Chancellor’s Office press release states that the report “acknowledged that the university has no available funds to pay for an additional $70 million increase, and therefore funds would have to be reallocated from commitments made to unspecified programs.” A release from the CFA suggests that the money should be redirected “in a way that is manageable for the CSU system.”

The strike is set for April 13-15 and 18-19.