The Orion

The CFA strike ends as it should

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Sean Daly

April 14, 2016

California State University faculty members and students who stress about class recently received some good news: The CFA strike for a 5 percent pay increase has been averted.As many students have learned, union faculty members working for all CSUs organized to walk out on classes April 13-15 and 18-19...

CSU faculty strike shows college turning into business

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Jeff Guzman

April 4, 2016

News of a faculty strike on California State University campuses has confirmed all suspicion that college has turned into an institution with a bigger view of their profit margins than their students. CSU faculty members will be going on strike this April. The strike will take place April 13-15 and...

Student employees need more protections

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Joseph Rogers

February 16, 2015

What is the goal of a college education? To obtain professional work in a chosen field, right? That doesn’t always seem to be the case with student employees. Student employees need a union. Student assistants on campus are generally coded into one of four different ranks. Class-one studen...

Councilwoman admits prescription drug use

Councilwoman admits prescription drug use

Bill Hall

April 16, 2014

Chico City Councilwoman Mary Goloff confirmed Tuesday that she has been receiving treatment for dependency on prescription drugs. Goloff came forward at the council meeting and said she has no plans to resign. The last City Council meeting that Goloff was present for was on Feb. 18. She said Tuesday that she ...

CSU, union look to fix lecturer pay disputes

Paul Zinngg

Nicholas Carr

December 18, 2013

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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