Tuesday, November 8, 2011

California State University Professors to Strike

While any pay increases are hard to justify, the one recommended by an independent committee was a meager 1.3% raise for faculty, which even that was rejected by the Cal State. In these tough times and with student fees up 263% since 1998, perhaps hard to justify. Yet, during that same period, the Chancellor's salary has increased 66% and other "executives" such as campus Presidents has gone up 77% (while faculty increases have only gone up 27% during that same period). As a benchmark comparison, the CPI has increased 43% during this same period. The Chancellor has made out pretty well, Faculty, not so well.

Full disclosure: I am a Faculty member at a Cal State. I am not sure what a strike will achieve but something is definitely out of whack on salary structures.



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