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Probable strike for California Faculty Association as negotiations continue to stagnate

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

Filed under CSU, News, Today

Meetings between the California Faculty Association and the California State University system have yet to conclude with an agreeable resolution for either side. The CFA’s “Fight for Five” campaign will settle for nothing less than a 5 percent general increase in teacher salaries. On Wednesday, the CFA issued their fact-finding report to the CSU regarding a 5 percent pay increase for university teachers, faculty,...

‘Fight for Five’ protest marches on CSU offices during Board of Trustees meeting

‘Fight for Five’ protest marches on CSU offices during Board of Trustees meeting

November 17, 2015

A sea of red overtook the lawn and plaza in front of the California State University Office of the Chancellor Tuesday on Golden Shores in Downtown Long Beach where the California Faculty Association protested f...

The Million Student March wave lands at CSULB

The Million Student March wave lands at CSULB

November 13, 2015

Over 100 students marched through the CSULB campus today taking part in the Million Student March, a wave of student protests on college campuses across the nation to demonstrate against various social and educ...

94 for 5

Micayla Vermeeren, Assistant News Editor

November 4, 2015

Filed under CSU, News, Today

California Faculty Association chapter presidents, faculty members, bargaining chairs, and supporters gathered together on the San Jose State University campus to await the results of a vote to authorize concerted action Wednesday morning. When the announcement came that the vote passed, giving allowance for a potential strike to further the “Fight for Five” campaign, applause and chants of “we don’t want to, but...

More problems call for more money

Sophia Lepore, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Filed under CSU, News

A proposed increase in tuition has yielded mixed reactions from Cal State Long Beach students.   “I’m very anti-tuition increase,” said fifth year international studies major Marian Abboud. “It’s the state’s responsibility to find state funding, they always keep talking about raising tuition being a solution, but they need to find funding from other places to put into education.”   In its...

CSULB President awarded NAACP Higher Education Award

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Filed under Campus, CSU, News, Today

California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley received a Trailblazer Award in higher education from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Long Beach chapter last Thursday. “President Conoley was nominated for her work at the university and for continuing and enhancing relationship, service and support to the Long Beach NAACP and the community at large,” said Naoimi Rainey,...

AB-798 lowers costs of college textbooks through $3 million accessibility program

Jahnelle Washington, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2015

Filed under CSU, News, Today

With rising costs of college attendance, many students struggle to afford textbooks. While renting and buying older editions of required course materials barely remedy costs, a new bill aims to cut costs by 30 percent. Governor Jerry Brown signed the College Textbook Affordability Act, or AB 798, into legislation on Oct. 8. Authored by District 14 assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, the bill encourages campuses, faculty and staff to inco...

CFA begins ‘Fight for Five’ strike authorization vote Monday

CFA begins ‘Fight for Five’ strike authorization vote Monday

October 20, 2015

With upraised fists, campaign banners and chants that could be heard across campus, the California State University, Long Beach chapter of the California Faculty Association opened voting Monday to authorize a strike. The strike vote came about after final budget negotiations with the Cal...