CSU Faculty Union uthorizes Strike Amid Labor Negotiations

Thursday, November 05, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- At issue is salary: Faculty leaders say the university has tilted its teaching force away from tenured professors so that 59 percent of instructors are now low-paid, nonpermanent “lecturers,” who earn less than $45,000 a year, on average. Tenured professors and those on the tenure track typically earn in the mid- to high $80,000s — which they say is less than the $89,000 earned by tenured community college professors. “For me, it’s so profoundly disrespectful that a baseball player can be making millions of dollars,” Tully said. “This really reflects the values of the larger society, and it’s driving people out of teaching.” Faculty want a 5 percent raise. CSU is offering 2 percent.