June 1, 1999 Vol. III, No. 17

Faculty Ratify Three-Year Contract Agreement with CSU

Package Includes Retroactive Pay,
Merit Pay, 5.2% Average Salary Increase for 1998-99

A three-year contract agreement with the Cal State system has been ratified by California Faculty Association members. If approved by a CSU Board of Trustees' committee, the pact will resolve all remaining issues including merit pay, compensation and the status of lecturers.

The trustees' Committee on Collective Bargaining will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 1, to vote on the final agreement. It covers the 1998-99 through 2000-01 fiscal years for nearly 20,000 CSU faculty, librarians, counselors, coaches and part-time faculty.

According to semi-official CFA election results, the contract proposal was ratified by a 80.4-18.6 percent tally systemwide, with about 40 special ballots remaining to be counted. At CSUN, those same results showed the measure passing overwhelmingly with 261 votes for (96 percent) and 11 votes against (4 percent).

The measure passed with strong margins at all campuses except for Pomona, where there was a 50-50 percent tie, and San Marco, where the margin was 51-49 percent in favor. Nine of the campuses had 90 percent or better votes in favor.

"I am very pleased the CFA membership overwhelmingly ratified the tentative agreement, and I am optimistic that the trustees will approve it on June 1," said Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "It includes many compromises made by both sides and many benefits for all faculty."

"Now it is time to look forward and work together collegially and focus all our energies on providing our students with the highest quality education, and providing the state with graduates ready to meet the challenges of the next century," the chancellor added.

The new agreement includes the following:

1998-99 Compensation

Merit Pay
1999-2000 Compensation
Other Issues


June 1, 1999

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