Potential faculty strike is approaching for higher wages

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CFA signs have been posted around Sacramento State’s campus, including this one located by the library.

Joel Boland

Voting is now taking place to decide whether the California Faculty Association will go on strike for higher wages.

CFA is a union of 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches from the 23 California State University campuses.

Margarita Berta-Avila, vice president of the Sacramento chapter of CFA, encouraged faculty to participate in the vote at the Oct. 15 Faculty Senate meeting.

Berta-Avila told the Senate the vote would have two options: “that you authorize us to move forward with the 5 percent [compensation increase] and possible actions in the spring, or that you are going to settle for 2 percent.”

Voting will end Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Votes can be cast online here: http://www.calfac.org/strike-authorization-vote-2015