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Faculty Prepares for Possible Strike

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Chico State faculty are planning to strike during the upcoming spring semester.

In an email sent to Chico State faculty, the strikers have stated, “This potential strike is about priorities. It is about how the resources of the state of California must be utilized wisely to promote the academic mission of the CSU, which is essential to the future.”

Staff from all 23 CSU campuses are planning to strike for higher wages and lower tuition, and will officially strike this semester if the CSU Chancellor does not address their demands.

“We would prefer not to go on strike” reads the email, “the best way to prevent a strike is to prepare for one and to make sure that our employer knows that we are ready to go on strike.”

The strikers have ask professors to start explaing to their students why a strike might be in their future.

To raise awareness about the issues and the upcoming strike, Chico State faculty has been asked to wear red or official “I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Will” t-shirts during the first week of classes.

Elizabeth Helmer can be reached at [email protected] or @lizziehelmer on Twitter.

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  1. Sue on January 28th, 2016 11:46 am

    As a parent of a student in their 3rd year at Chico State, I am beyond frustrated. Between the missing funds to the tune of over 5 million dollars that led to the cancelling of classes that my student needs to stay on tract for graduating on time, to the now striking teachers which will again lead to my student not being able to get the classes that are needed. The way I see it, the ones that are being hurt in all of this are the students. Which is your whole purpose for exsisting. In my opinion, if someone is unhappy in their career or place of employment then send your resume out and look somewhere else, move if that’s what it takes. Allow the employer to hire someone else with the credentials to take your place. If it truly is that terrible they won’t be able to hire anyone and things will change, students will go elsewhere. Finding out that the classes the student signed up for and got in suddenly are cancelled AFTER the deadline for applying to other colleges has passed is a low blow. Then to be on a waiting list to get into other classes so as to not fall behind only to have those teachers striking? This is rediculous. Are you there to educate or not?

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