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Strike preparations on hold as CFA and CSU agree on ‘blackout period’

by Jamie Ballard, News Editor

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The California Faculty Association and California State University management have both agreed to temporarily halt strike preparations and make a final attempt to resolve the faculty salary dispute before the scheduled strike.

An email from CFA President Jennifer Eagan reads, “In order to encourage fruitful talks, CFA and CSU management have agreed on a two-day ‘blackout period.’ During this quiet time we hope to develop an agreement that not only settles this contract reopener but also can lead to an improved relationship between the faculty and the CSU administration.”

During this two-day blackout period, neither the CFA or CSU will be speaking to the news media. Both sides are also halting any campus-wide communication or preparations for the strike.

This decision comes after efforts to settle the dispute intensified on April 5, with CSU Chancellor Timothy White participating directly in the discussion.

The email states, “At the conclusion of the 48 hours we will either have a tentative agreement or it will be full speed ahead towards the strike.”

Check back with The Daily Aztec for continuing coverage of the potential strike.


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3 Responses to “Strike preparations on hold as CFA and CSU agree on ‘blackout period’”

  1. Samantha Trujillo on April 6th, 2016 1:56 pm

    Soo…with this agreement, does this mean the faculty strike scheduled for next week is proceeding or is that dependent on the progress made during this black-out period? Just curious because a professor I have is moving an exam UP if the strike takes place.

  2. Erica Wildy on April 6th, 2016 8:29 pm

    We don’t know yet. Negotiations have resumed during this two day blackout period. Depending on how things go, the strike may be called off. Supposedly an update will be provided on Friday morning. So I guess we stay tuned. Sorry things aren’t more definitive at this point.

  3. Tsilvas on April 6th, 2016 9:58 pm

    As of now the strike is still on but there is a good chance we will settle soon. In the case of settling before we would end the strike. They will know by Friday.

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