Gabriel San Roman
Cal State Fullerton Faculty Ready for a Historic Five-Day Strike In April
Updated: Sep 1, 2020
A month from now, Cal State Fullerton students might find their campus and classes a little quieter than usual. Professors, lecturers and other faculty members at the college have promised to go out on a five-day strike if their demands for better pay go unmet, part of a planned, system-wide Cal State blackout on April 13-15 and 18-19 poised to be the largest higher education strike in the nation's history. A trustees meeting in Long Beach last Tuesday failed to bring the two sides any closer to resolution in contract negotiations that have gone on for over a year now. The California Faculty Association (CFA) is demanding a 5 percent salary increase. Chancellor Timothy P. White has remained steadfast in only offering a 2 percent increase. Should the strike come, plans are in place to keep the Cal State Fullerton and other campuses around the state open.
Knowing that the struggle of the adjuncts is real, the Weeklyspoke with Dr. Michele Barr, a full-time lecturer in the department of kinesiology and Cal State Fullerton CFA chapter president before the professors hit the picket line.
Read the full interview on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post: