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Cal State LA Salary Reduction

For Immediate Release | Press Conference: 7/30/20, 10:30 a.m. 

California Faculty Association-Los Angeles

SAYS THAT WE MUST PROTECT THE FUTURE: NO TO COURSE CUTS, CHOP FROM THE TOP!

CAL STATE LA PREPARES TO CUT NUMEROUS CLASSES, FURTHER IMPACTING STUDENT LEARNING, FACULTY JOBS, AND ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCE

By CFA-LA Media & Communications | July 28, 2020

File under: coronavirus; COVID-19; CSU: California State University; Cal State Los Angeles; CFA-LA: California Faculty Association, Los Angeles; budget crisis

Media Contact: Anthony Ratcliff, CFA-LA Chapter President

(818) 633-0026

aratcliff@calfac.org

  • 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 30: press conference via Zoom to demand a stop to course cancellations by campus administrators. To pre-register, email cfa_la@calfac.org.

LOS ANGELES—In this time of uncertainty, CFA-LA challenges Cal State LA President Bill Covino: cuts due to COVID-19 must begin with bloated administrators’ salaries and university police to save classes for our students!

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President Covino needs to follow Gov. Newsom’s example and multiple university presidents around the country, and demonstrate leadership: take a salary reduction, implement a salary reduction for top-tier administrators, and put those funds toward students’ education. Also, utilize funds from the $1.5 billion CSU “rainy day” reserves. Stop cancelling classes, and, show us where you have used the federal CARES Act funding. Where’s the budget transparency and accountability? We are a state institution, funded by taxpayers. You are accountable to us, and the public. And, what about the potential funding from the upcoming HEROES Act?

Across the country, university presidents have publicly announced that many are taking a 20% salary reduction, and upper-administrators are taking 15% salary reductions, to ensure that students are supported, and their academic and emotional needs are met.

Chopping from the top will protect California’s Failure to Invest in Higher Education Gives the State Little Hope for Economic Prosperity in the 21st Century Global Economy

">students' access to the classes they need. Below is a chart with the President and other top administrators' 2019 salaries: funds that could be available with a 10% salary reduction across the board, and the number of courses that we could pay for with the funds from the salary reductions.

Admin Position – Total Compensation

2019

10% Cut

Classes Saved

President

$417,551

$41,755

6.96

Exec Dir, Athletics

$266,682

$26,668

4.44

Exec VP COO & Provost

$261,369

$26,137

4.36

VP Admin and CFO

$255,653

$25,565

4.26

VP Univ Advancement

$246,113

$24,611

4.10

VP Student Life

$226,147

$22,615

3.77

VP Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

$225,526

$22,553

3.76

Dean, HHS

$224,479

$22,448

3.74

Stud Health Admin Physician Senior Dir

$220,197

$22,020

3.67

Dean, NSS

$210,023

$21,002

3.50

Dean, CCOE

$209,474

$20,947

3.49

Dean, Business & Economics

$208,579

$20,858

3.48

Dean, Engineering & Technology

$208,173

$20,817

3.47

Chief of Police 1

$206,481

$20,648

3.44

VP Planning and Budget

$207,526

$20,753

3.46

Business OPS Gen Admin Assoc VP

$202,762

$20,276

3.38

Total Executive Pay

$3,798,754

$379,674

63.27891667

According to this list of the top 16 administrative salaries, we can save around 60 classes if they accept 10% pay cuts on public sector salaries that place them squarely in the upper class. For a list of how many courses can be saved if the top 35 administrators' salaries are reduced 10%, please visit https://bit.ly/AdminSalaries2019.

  • 63 classes x 30 students/class = 1,890 students

The CSU is the "People's University." President Covino must do his job, show his personal support for the aims and goals of this institution: to offer students – who are the future leaders of our city – the best education, tools, and preparation so that they may successfully navigate the challenges of our times and innovate new solutions towards a healthy, prosperous, and socially just community.

Journalists must pre-register to receive a link to the Zoom press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 30. Email cfa_la@calfac.org for more information.

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