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CSU faculty union plans 1-day strike

SAN FRANCISCO — The California State University faculty union announced plans Wednesday to hold one-day strikes at two CSU campuses to protest the administration's decision to withhold negotiated pay raises.

The California Faculty Association told The Associated Press that professors, lecturers, coaches, librarians and counselors will strike Nov. 17 at the East Bay and Dominguez Hills campuses.

Faculty members also plan to conduct informational picketing at all 23 Cal State campuses on Nov. 8 or 9, said CFA President Lillian Taiz.

The faculty union decided on the job actions after Chancellor Charles Reed decided not to pay any of the salary increases negotiated for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 academic years, Taiz said.

The CSU system rescinded the raises after the state cut higher education funding, but a state-appointed fact finding panel recently recommended the university should provide some of the raises.

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