The California Faculty Association (CFA), representing CSU faculty unit employees, is planning a one-day strike Thursday, Nov. 17, on the Hayward Campus of Cal State East Bay.
Cal State East Bay will be open Nov. 17. Classes will be in session, unless an instructor notifies students that their class has been cancelled or has given students an alternate assignment for the day. Students with questions about a class meeting should consult their instructor and check their class BlackBoard announcements.
Employees are expected to maintain their normal work schedule on Nov. 17. Supervisors may approve advance requests for vacation day or personal holiday depending upon operational needs of the department.
The latest information related to the campus and the Nov. 17 strike will be available on a periodically updated Cal State East Bay Hotline, (510) 885-2000. Updated information also will be available on the University’s home page at www.csueastbay.edu. A list of frequently asked questions with answers is also available at http://www.csueastbay.edu/news/2011/11/FAQnov17-111711.html.
Our main concern is for the safety of our students, employees, and visitors on campus during this period. If you encounter picket lines at the entrances to the campus, you should stop or slow down when entering or leaving the premises, be patient, and use common sense. Public transportation to and from the campus may be disrupted, and you should consider carpooling to reduce vehicle congestion on Nov. 17. The Cal State East Bay ID card will provide students and employees access to university shuttles between the campus and the Hayward BART station. The AC Transit Route 60 bus will follow the normal weekday schedule; however, the bus will stop outside of the campus instead of driving on to campus. For up-to-the-minute information on stop location, visit www.actransit.org/.
If you normally park in either Lots M or N, please plan to park in another location on Nov. 17. Parking Lot N will be used for visitors coming on to campus that day, while Lot M will be used to accommodate the news media.
It is important that employees and students promptly communicate any problems encountered as a result of picketing or protests on campus. If a member of the picket line interferes with your ability to report to work or class, please let University Police know by calling ext. 5-3791 or 510-885-3791. Employees should also report any incident to their immediate supervisor.