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Report sides with California Faculty Association in upcoming strike

Report sides with California Faculty Association in upcoming strike

George Johnston

March 28, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

A fact-finding report into the bargaining agreement between the California Faculty Association and California State University management became public Monday. It sided with the California Faculty Association over CSU management. The arbitrator, who chaired the fact-finding panel, suggested that...

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

CFA president answers questions about faculty strike

Michelle Zhu

February 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The California Faculty Association held a media conference call with CFA President Jennifer Eagan on Feb. 12 to answer questions about the upcoming faculty strike. Student reporters and editors from California State University newspapers and other media outlets entered the conference call at 10:30...

Strikers further plans in Kendall Hall

Strikers further plans in Kendall Hall

Michelle Zhu

February 10, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The California Faculty Association held an open meeting in Kendall Hall on Feb. 10 to answer questions and discuss the upcoming faculty strike with Chico State faculty and students. The CFA held the meeting in response to their claims of stagnant wages since 2008. "If you're making less than you di...

Strike set for April

Strike set for April

Elizabeth Helmer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

The California Faculty Association have announced they will strike in April if the California State University chancellor does not meet their demands. The strike dates have been set for April 13-15 and April 18-19. All 23 CSU campuses will participate. "What happens is faculty shows up with signs...

Presidential search ends this semester

Presidential search ends this semester

February 1, 2016


Filed under Administration, Community, News

Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated a new president was selected on March 31 and President Zingg retired on August 22. The dates have been corrected.   When President Paul Zingg announced his retirement plans last August, the septuagenarian had already occupied the highest o...

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

California Faculty Association wears red to symbolize potential strike

January 29, 2016


Filed under Administration, Campus, Community, Features, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries, Showcase

All around campus professors and other faculty are wearing red and handing out fliers to show support for their peers and bring awareness to students. The California Faculty Association is seeking student support to help them get better wages before they are forced to go on strike. Ryan Corrall can be reached at [email protected]

Survey reveals faculty displeasure with Zingg

Survey reveals faculty displeasure with Zingg

Jenice Tupolo

August 26, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, News

Last spring, President Zingg implemented a campus climate survey to address faculty, staff and administrative issues and concerns. The results concluded that more than half of faculty feels President Zingg and his administration do not respect faculty input.On August 21, Zingg nominated Susan Elrod as...

Trustees, faculty union ratify contract

Trustees, faculty union ratify contract

David Mcvicker

November 14, 2014


Filed under News

The California State University board of trustees voted unanimously Nov. 12 to approve the faculty union contract for the next three years. The contract, which was also approved by the California Faculty Association through an online vote Nov. 1 to 9, will provide the faculty union with a number of positive gains for the university faculty mem...

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

Long commutes don’t deter faculty

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014


Filed under News

Chico State English professor Geoffrey Baker spends about two hours and 40 minutes driving back home to Oakland every weekend, a commute that doesn’t affect his teaching. "I know it seems if we're commuting that distance, we're not working on the days that we're not here but I guarantee you we a...

Employees face workplace bullying

Employees face workplace bullying

Yessenia Funes

April 23, 2014


Filed under News

A Chico State employee spends nights awake in bed. The next day at work, the employee is welcomed by threats from a supervisor and singled out — micromanaged and stripped of the ability to make work-related decisions. Disturbing comments are made behind closed doors. Performance evaluations a...

CSU, union look to fix lecturer pay disputes

CSU, union look to fix lecturer pay disputes

Nicholas Carr

December 18, 2013


Filed under News

The California State University system is currently looking at the prevalence of lecturer salary misclassification across the system, wrote CSU spokesman Mike Uhlenkamp in an email to The Orion. These misclassifications occur when a lecturer is placed at a pay grade inconsistent with their education or pr...

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