A dispute over wages between the California State University system and faculty has ended, after almost a year of talks, protests and strike threats—and the new contract delays the next potential dispute.
Faculty have protested, authorized a strike or walked out five of the last 10 years. This year, even before the current negotiations ended, the California Faculty Association could have started new salary talks for next year, which—given recent history—would have likely led to more protests, possible strikes, etc.
The new contract prevents that. Teachers won a 5 percent across the board pay raise for the current year, plus further increases based on seniority. Then, over the next two years, they’ll get another 5.5 percent raise.
CSU and faculty will next renegotiate pay raises for 2018, a process that starts next year.
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