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North Bay Workers’ Rights Board Hearing on Salary, Benefits and Working


North Bay Workers’ Rights Board Hearing on Salary, Benefits and Working

The North Bay Jobs with Justice Workers Rights Board has agreed to hold a hearing on Thursday evening, April 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) regarding the salary, benefits, and working conditions for Faculty, Staff, and Students who are employed by or who attend Sonoma State University.  The hearing will be held at Operating Engineers Local 3 Hall, 6225 State Farm Drive in Rohnert Park (2nd floor). Snacks will be provided.

Sonoma State University (SSU) is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) System. More than 9,400 students attend SSU, which employs 1,500 faculty and staff. Just over 600 SSU employees are faculty, represented by the California Faculty Association (CFA). Despite months of negotiation, the CFA has been unable to resolve several salary and workplace issues with the CSU administration. Noncompetitive pay, growing reliance on temporary instructors, and increasing class sizes have undermined the quality of the education that SSU provides to students in the North Bay.

The North Bay Workers’ Rights Board (NBWRB) is a public forum where workers can bring complaints against employers and institutions for violating their human and legal rights and expectations of fair treatment at the workplace. The Workers’ Rights Board consists of leaders and professionals of faith, labor, and community organizations of the North Bay. The Workers’ Rights Board will provide recommendations to the management of Sonoma State University and to the Faculty, Staff, and Students at Sonoma State. 

The North Bay Workers’ Rights Board is a project of North Bay Jobs with Justice.  For further information regarding North Bay Jobs with Justice and the North Bay Workers’ Rights Board, see the website: