SFSU's Faculty Union, the California Faculty Association Local 1983, and Campus Administration often have opposing perspectives. The CFA-SFSU, in association with the Academic Professionals of California and California Faculty Association, have recently fought against systemic racism, pushed for more student and faculty housing, demanded workplace diversity, protested budget cuts to the College of Ethnic Studies and challenged the two-tier faculty labor system that exploits lecturer faculty.

In July of 2020, Gator Express published a story about concerns raised over the mistreatment of Black students and Faculty members' both on-campus and  in university housing quarters. SFSU's Faculty Union has also recently addressed racial disparities in leadership within Administration ranks. Tensions have also boiled over housing, or lack thereof. Faculty and Administration have recently clashed over housing policy. Faculty members claim Administration officials used deceptive language in their housing contracts, and weren't notified of rent hikes. 

Notable conflicts between CFA-SFSU and SFSU Administration

  • Labor contract negotiations (2021)
  • NO CUTS Campaign against selective austerity (2019-2020) targeting low-paid lecturer faculty for cuts while campus executives drew lavish salaries and benefits.
  • Criticism of anti-Black campus climate (2019-ongoing)
  • Demands for equity for Lecturer Faculty members (ongoing)
  • Demands for a participatory budgeting process (2020)
  • Censorship of Palestinian faculty and students (2020)
  • Demand to replace biased teaching evaluation tools

Key sources on conflicts

Equity Resolution Against Selective Austerity

Towards a Student, Faculty, and Staff Centered Budget for SFSU

CFA Resolution on the Zoom Cancellation of a SFSU Zoom Classroom

University Administration Misuses $14 Million in Emergency Funding for Teaching and Learning

Additional Resources

Academic Professionals of California 

California Faculty Association @ SFSU