MORE MISPLACED PRIORITIES BY CSU CHANCELLOR

As chancellor caters to CSU’s top 1%, 95% of faculty votes to go on strike

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement in response to the California Faculty Association’s announcement that nearly 95 percent of their California State University members voted to strike:

“This overwhelming strike vote is yet another indictment of the CSU administration and further demonstrates the misplaced priorities of the chancellor. While the university’s top brass get pay hike after pay hike and the Trustees find new and creative ways to give excessive raises to campus presidents, the students and workers suffer. The faculty deserves – and students need – Chancellor Reed to immediately reach a fair settlement. Absent real leadership and a change in focus, he will be responsible for the largest university strike in US history, which will hurt students and California’s economy.”

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