Report Recommends That Cal State Faculty Receive 5% Pay Increase

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To avoid a strike at the nation’s largest public university system, California State University administrators should grant a raise that the faculty union has been demanding for nearly a year, according to a report issued Monday morning.

Officials with the California Faculty Assn., which represents nearly 26,000 Cal State faculty and employees, have been asking for a 5% raise while administrators have countered with a 2% offer.

Faculty have already approved a strike for April 13-15, April 18 and April 19 at the 23-campus system.

The report was compiled by a third party after negotiations came to an impasse. Both sides presented the mediator, Bonnie Prouty Castrey, with evidence supporting their positions, and Castrey sided with the union on the pay issue.

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