Today at the California Democrats Convention in San Jose, delegates supported California State University Faculty and the Fight for Five campaign, which seeks to end the CSU Board of Trustees unfair wage freeze for professors, a policy that hurts California students by making recruitment and retention of quality faculty difficult. Chairman John Burton issued the following statement:
"California doesn’t have the country’s biggest and best public universities by accident. It’s because of the hard work of dedicated faculty and students. I know because I graduated from San Francisco State University and it launched me on my career more than 60 years ago. California State University faculty have stood with students and parents to protect our public universities during the recession. We need to give CSU faculty the respect they deserve and pay them what they are worth."