Faculty pickets outside Sacramento State Monday morning

Faculty carried picket signs outside the J Street entrance of California State University, Sacramento Monday morning on the first day of the academic year.

The informational picket protests what the California Faculty Association Capitol Chapter leadership calls stagnant pay.

“We cannot be satisfied with the chancellor’s offer of a 2 percent salary increase,” said Margarita Berta-Avila, a Sacramento State education professor and vice president of the local chapter in a press release. “We deserve at least 5 percent and step increases for those who are owed them.”

The California State University Chancellor's Office released a statement in response to the picketing:

"The California State University supports and values its faculty. With contract negotiations underway at the system level, we are unable to provide additional comment."

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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