Local faculty union denies election fraud allegations

A former Cal Poly professor brought charges of corruption and illegal conduct in the local California Faculty Association (CFA) chapter to the state level last Tuesday, but union leaders said each of the accusations are baseless. Gail Wilson, a former…

Faculty votes to strike

The California Faculty Association (CFA) announced voter approval of a potential strike Wednesday after 12 days of voting throughout the California State University (CSU) campuses. CFA President Lillian Taiz, a history professor at California State University, Los Angeles, said at…

The (picket) line in the sand

To strike, or not to strike — this is the real question put upon Cal Poly faculty this week as the state faculty union announced plans to strike if current contract negotiations fall through. Beginning April 16, the California Faculty…

Faculty strike vote begins

The California Faculty Association’s (CFA) vote to strike began yesterday, barely one week after negotiations broke down between union leaders and the California State University (CSU). The CFA represents approximately 23,000 faculty and staff at the 23 universities. If a…

Faculty union set to vote on strike

The California Faculty Association (CFA) will vote on whether to hold a system-wide strike next month, adding a new layer to more than a year of negotiations between the union and the California State University (CSU) system. If passed, the…

Entering a war zone: faculty vs. the CSU

I’ve never covered a war story before. I’ve never been one of those reporters in the trenches of some far-off country, dodging bullets while conducting interviews and getting footage that some would kill for (no pun intended). And I’m not…

Striking a deal

The California Faculty Association (CFA) executed a planned strike at California State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills and East Bay campuses Thursday. The protests, which began in the early morning and went into the night, came just one day after a…

CFA strikes on two campuses

The California Faculty Association (CFA) is executing a planned strike at California State University (CSU) campuses at Dominguez Hills and Easy Bay campuses Thursday. The protests, which began in the early morning and are expected to go into the evening,…

Faculty rally after strike announcement

Cal Poly members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) marched outside of the administration building Tuesday as part of a California-wide picket by the association. The picket followed a CFA vote Monday to organize a one-day strike on two California…

Severance tax on oil and gas for higher education fails to pass

The California State Assembly Appropriations Committee failed to approve an oil and gas severance tax that was expected to generate $1 billion in revenue for California’s higher education system last month.

Furloughs continue to hinder education

The furlough program at Cal Poly has resulted in pay decreases for faculty members along with an increased workload due to larger class sizes and fewer available lecturers.