Letter of Support from California Faculty Association

March 18, 2016

President William Hynes
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA  94619

Dear President Hynes,           

On behalf of the 26,000 faculty represented by the California Faculty Association  at the California State University, I am writing to ask that you remain neutral during  the organizing efforts at Holy Names University (HNU).

HNU relies upon a large group of highly-qualified contingent faculty who comprise over 82% of the college’s total faculty and teach approximately half of all courses. They have the right to go through the process of determining whether or not they want to be represented by a union, without intimidation or retaliation.

We ask that the administration remain neutral and not use student tuition funds or other college resources to oppose the unionization effort, and we pledge to speak out against any intimidation or retaliation that may be a result from contingent faculty invoking their right to organize.



Jennifer Eagan, President

California Faculty Association