Talks Between CSU, Teachers ‘Not Moving Well’ Ahead Of Trustees Meeting

LONG BEACH (CBS) — Executive pay and an impasse with the teachers union were atop the agenda as Cal State University trustees began a two-day meeting in Long Beach on Tuesday.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports the unusually high-profile summit has even drawn the attention of a state senator.

State Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) leads the opposition to president’s pay and was expected to make a personal appearance at the meeting.

California Faculty Association president Lillian Taiz said the same issues such as teacher pay and the impact of budget cuts on students that fueled last year’s one-day strike have not gone away in the new year.

“The negotiations are not moving well, we’re disappointed at the progress, we are in mediation now and certainly hope they will take it seriously,” said Taiz.

Faculty members at Cal State Dominguez Hills staged a walkout in November — just one day after police were forced to subdue protesters outraged over executive salaries on campus at Cal State Fullerton.

The CSU trustees board canceled a meeting later that month over safety concerns.

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