Sacramento – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) released the following statement regarding the impending strike announced by the faculty of the California State University system:
“As a proponent and supporter of faculty in our higher education system, I believe it is important that we recognize the hard work and sacrifices that over 26,000 faculty members have made since the great recession. Faculty should be recognized for the important role they play in educating our future leaders and they should be compensated fairly for their contributions and support of all students. I fully support the California Faculty Association’s request for a five percent increase in compensation for CSU faculty. I look forward to a quick resolution to this dispute without disruption to the 460,000 students that attend our California State Universities.”
Assemblymember Cooper represents the Cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, and Lodi.