Resolution to Commend the Agreement on General Salary Increase (GSI)

Resolution Number: RF05-247
September, 2005

Resolution Commending the Agreement on a GSI (General Salary
Increase)



Whereas Faculty
at San Francisco State University, like their counterparts on other CSU
campuses, have waited for almost three years for an ‘across the board’ salary
increase; and


Whereas Until
late September 2005, collective bargaining for a successor contract had been
confounded by the inability of the Parties (CSU and CFA, the California Faculty
Association) to reach agreement about compensation issues; and


Whereas On
September 22, 2005, the Parties announced that they had agreed to a General
Salary Increase (GSI) of 3.5% separate and distinct from other compensation
issues, e.g., SSIs, any proposed merit salary increase; and


Whereas Even
with this salary increase the salaries of CSU faculty fall far short of those
at the traditional comparison institutions (producing what is known widely as
the “CPEC gap”); therefore be it


Resolved That
the Academic Senate of SFSU commend the Parties for their attention to the
immediate need of CSU faculty for a general, or across-the-board, salary
increase; and further be it


Resolved That
the Academic Senate of SFSU urge the Parties to reach a speedy and “faculty
friendly” conclusion to other elements of the compensation package now on the
bargaining table such that equitable SSIs (Service Salary Increases) be
implemented as soon as practicable; and further be it


Resolved That
the Academic Senate of SFSU urge the Parties to postpone consideration of any
“merit pay” proposal until the CPEC gap is closed


Resolved That the Academic Senate SFSU send copies of this
resolution to the Academic Senate CSU, to Chancellor Charles B. Reed, and to
the Board of Trustees