Faculty and students picketed Tuesday morning at the campus’s entrance to address conditions on their upcoming contract.
Kevin Wehr, Sacramento chapter president of the California Faculty Association for the past three years, said it is about rights and respect.
“We have voted and they (the faculty) are 90 percent in favor of going on strike,” Wehr said. “We are sending a message that enough is enough.”
Wehr said they have been planning the protest for a month.
He said while they hope the strike does not happen they are fully willing to do so if necessary.
“If Chancellor Reed sees the light and offers us a fair contract then we won’t have to,” Wehr said.
Nora Walker, senior history major, said she decided to participate in the protest to stand in solidarity with her faculty.
One of the problems she hopes to see solved is the overcrowding of classrooms due to cut course sections.
“There are too many students in each classroom and that means they don’t get the quality education they deserve,” Walker said.
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