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Governor Brown signs budget, gun bills

Governor Brown signs budget, gun bills

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2016

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for California Gov. Jerry Brown, in his attempt to make the state “financially secure and safer.” On June 27 Gov. Brown signed the 2016-2017 state budget, which has increased to nearly $170.8 billion from just over $167.5 billion in 2015-2016, according to the...

Students protest to reclaim the CSU

Students protest to reclaim the CSU

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 29, 2016

Hunger strikes, protests and even a mock funeral of higher education surged across CSU campuses throughout the state last week in response to a proposed tuition hike. CSU students protested to “Reclaim the CSU” on May 2 in response to a sustainable financial model that was released by the CSU Ch...

CSU’s, community colleges smoking bill passed

CSU’s, community colleges smoking bill passed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2016

  The days of lighting up a cigarette and vaping could be a thing of the past at all 23 of the California State University system campuses, and 113 California community colleges. On Monday, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1594, 41-23, which would ban the use of tobacco, e-cigar...

Students should support faculty strikes

Students should support faculty strikes

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

April 13, 2016

Broke college students in California aren’t the only ones living off ramen and frozen dinners; our CSU professors are also feeling the pinch. After more than a year of grim negotiations, over 25,000 faculty across the CSU’s 23 campuses poised to strike for higher wages on April 13-15 and 18-19....

CSU strike averted

CSU strike averted

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2016

The California Faculty Association has been engaged in a “Fight for 5” on behalf of staff and faculty members at all 23 Cal State University campuses to get a five percent raise across the board, among other things. That fight came to an end on Friday when the CFA and CSU reached a tentative agreement...

Resolution sought in faculty strike

Resolution sought in faculty strike

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2016

To strike or not to strike, that has become the question. On Tuesday the California Faculty Association and California State University system announced there would be a two-day “blackout period” in order to, “develop an agreement that not only settles this contract reopener but also can lead to a...

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

I Don’t Want to Strike, But I Must

Nicholas L. Baham III, Ph.D. Professor of Ethnic Studies CSUEB CFA Chapter President

March 18, 2016

Dear Colleagues, Staff, and Students of the CSUEB Community, You have all certainly heard by now that 26,000 California State University faculty will strike across the entire 23 campus CSU system on April 13-15 and April 18 and 19 unless CSU Chancellor Tim White agrees to a 5% pay raise for all faculty....

CSU Chancellor receives an icy reception

CSU Chancellor receives an icy reception

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 2, 2016

If you were on Cal State East Bay's campus on Monday afternoon, you could hear something brewing. Faculty, staff and students staged a demonstration at the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus to bring attention to the looming strike, when CSU Chancellor Timothy White visited the University Union. W...

My Questions for Chancellor White

March 2, 2016

On Monday afternoon, CSU Chancellor Tim White addressed students, faculty, and staff in the New University Union’s multi-purpose room and responded to questions from the audience. Unfortunately, only a few of those lined up to ask questions were able to do so.  As one who didn’t have a chance to speak, I’d...

CFA prepares to strike

CFA prepares to strike

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 18, 2016

For Cal State University students at the system’s 23 campuses, things are going to change, at least for a week. The California Faculty Association held a conference call on Feb. 12 for the media to ask questions about the impending system-wide strike set for April 13 to 15, 18 and 19. CFA President...

CSU faculty approve strike

CSU faculty approve strike

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

It’s official; CSU faculty and staff could go on strike. California Faculty Association President Jennifer Eagan announced at San Jose State yesterday the strike authorization vote passed after 94 percent of voters selected yes, to go on strike for more money. The CSU system budgeted a two percent...

Strike vote begins on Hayward campus

Strike vote begins on Hayward campus

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 22, 2015

Drums, songs and chants coming from the sidewalk behind the Music building could be heard throughout the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus this week. This wasn’t a student event, it was the faculty and staff making the noise. The California Faculty Association began picketing on Monday during the ...

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