CSU Faculty Demand Raise
LONG BEACH — More than 1,000 California State University faculty, and their students, took to the streets, Nov. 17, outside the chancellor’s office in Long Beach.
The group was demanding a 5 percent raise in the midst of negotiations between the CSU Board of Trustees and California Faculty Association representatives.
The CSU Chancellor’s Office and the association are in mediation for 2015-2016 salaries. In October the chancellor’s office rejected a 5 percent general salary increase and the association rejected a 2 percent increase that the office offered instead. The association, which represents faculty in the 23 CSU campuses, voted ended up voting for a strike.
According to the association, the average salary is about $45,000 a year. However, CSU officials say that is not exactly true. They contend that salaries for faculty range from $59,000 to $96,000.
LA County Board of Supervisors Approve Wage Enforcement Bureau
LOS ANGELES — On Nov. 17, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to establish a system of enforcement for the new minimum wage in unincorporated Los Angeles County.
The policy includes a Wage Enforcement Bureau housed out of the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, and seed funding to hire staff and conduct outreach to stakeholders.