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CSU Faculty Union Calls For Strike

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — The California State University faculty union is calling for a one-day strike at two CSU campuses to protest the administration’s decision to withhold negotiated pay raises.

The California Faculty Association said Wednesday it plans to hold a “concerted action” that may include a strike Nov. 17 at the East Bay and Dominguez Hills campuses. Members have been asked to authorize a strike.

Union leaders say faculty members also plan to conduct informational picketing at all 23 Cal State campuses on Nov. 8 or 9.

The faculty union decided to call for the job actions after administrators decided not to pay salary increases negotiated for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years.

CSU officials say the faculty pay raises would not be appropriate when the university is facing a severe financial crisis.

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