CSU union approves furloughs, pay cuts

July 24, 2009 11:22:58 AM PDT
A California State University union that represents 22,000 faculty members has agreed to take furloughs two days a month to help address deep funding cuts to the 23-campus system.

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The California Faculty Association said Friday that 54 percent of members who voted approved the furlough plan, which will force all faculty to accept a 10 percent pay cut over the coming academic year.

The faculty union also approved a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Charles Reed.

The chancellor has called for all of CSU's 47,000 employees to take furloughs two days a month as part of a plan to address a $584 million budget shortfall caused by a 20 percent reduction in state funding.

Earlier this week, a union representing 16,000 nonacademic employees also approved the furloughs.

Students will feel the budget impact when they return to school next month.

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