Opposition to Imposition of Terms and Conditions by the CSU

AS-2442-99/FA - March 11-12, 1999

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University call on the Board of Trustees and the Chancellor to continue bargaining in good faith and to refrain from imposing their "last, best offer" or any other terms and conditions of employment that have not been approved by a majority vote of the membership of the California Faculty Association; and be it further

RESOLVED: That should such terms and conditions be imposed, the Academic Senate CSU urges the campus senates to refrain from developing criteria and standards, procedures, or structures related to the implementation of any imposed terms and conditions of employment.

RATIONALE: The faculty of the CSU rejected a Tentative Agreement due in large part to concerns about the deleterious effects such an agreement would have on educational quality in the CSU. Imposition of the "last best offer" would further erode faculty governance and morale and lead to diminution of educational quality.

This resolution is affirmation that HEERA provides for collegial governance and for collective bargaining. A negotiated agreement is the desired outcome of the bargaining process, an outcome consistent with the spirit of HEERA. Imposition of terms and conditions is contrary to the spirit and intent of HEERA.

APPROVED —March 11-12, 1999

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