California State University Faculty Union Voting on Strike
By: Brenda Stokes
on Monday, April 16, 2012
It’s not clear whether or not the faculty of California State University will go on strike. That's why the members of the faculty union will be holding a vote soon to decide on what move should they should take next.
The union is called the California Faculty Association and is made up of 24,000 members. Should they decide to strike, the leaders will schedule a two-day walkout.
It's very likely this strike would cause problems with the beginning of the school year at the twenty-three different campuses that make up the CSU system. Very likely, the union leaders might choose different two-day periods for each campus to raise the most attention.
Failures over discussing contracts are what are spurring on the potential strike. The last contract expired in June 2010 and a new one has yet to be agreed upon by the union and university administrators.
Reports indicate a decision should be made within a fortnight, though it might be sooner than that.
The California State University has about 400,000 students in attendance and has already been hard-pressed to maintain serviceable functions with massive budget cuts across the state.