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Meet Your CFA Bargaining Team Series Continues

As negotiations progress on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for the CSU’s 29,000 faculty, it’s time to meet members of the CFA Bargaining Team. We’ll be highlighting a few members each week for the rest of the term.

This week, Kevin Wehr, Nichelle Henderson, Vang Vang, and Gwen Urey share why they wanted to be on the Bargaining Team and what they hope to see in a new contract.

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CFA Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, CFA recognizes and appreciates our Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) leaders who have contributed to making our union and the APIDA caucus stronger and more forward-thinking. 

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CFA SETTLES CASE OVER RACIST, HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Recently,CFA successfully mediated a settlement for a Sacramento State faculty member. In the grievance, CFA noted that the university violated CFA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement by producing an unsafe and hostile work environment for Dr. David Moore, based on Moore’s race and ethnicity. The grievance placed blame on the campus for not training faculty on how to handle disputes without involving the campus police.

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CSU Labor Relations Team Out-of-Touch in Bargaining Meetings

The CFA Bargaining Team endured another negotiations session with an out-of-touch CSU management.

Not only did the CSU bargaining team refuse to respond in a meaningful way to our previous session’s emotional story sharing about racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia in the CSU, their team also brushed off faculty concerns about increased and unmanageable workload.

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Meet Your CFA Bargaining Team Series, Part II

As negotiations continue for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for the CSU’s 29,000 faculty, it is time to meet members of the CFA Bargaining Team. We will be highlighting a few members each week for the rest of the term.

This week, Michele Barr, Steven Filling, Carrie Sakai, and Charles Toombs share why they wanted to be on the Bargaining Team and what they hope to see in a new contract.

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CFA HOSTED ITS FIRST VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY: As the legislature continued debating new legislation, CFA hosted its first ever virtual Lobby Day on April 19-21. Ninety CFA members and 19 students participated, with an opportunity to meet with their district or senate representatives to discuss CFA’s priority bills and budget requests. 

Those priority bills included:

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CFA Members Share Painful Personal Stories Backing Up Our Bargaining Proposals

CFA’s Bargaining Team met again with the CSU last Thursday to discuss proposals for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Meet Your CFA Bargaining Team Series Kicks Off

As negotiations continue on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for the CSU’s 29,000 faculty, it’s time to meet members of the CFA Bargaining Team. We’ll be highlighting a few members each week for the rest of the term.

This week, Elaine Newman, Meghan O’Donnell, and Randy Solorio share why they wanted to be on the Bargaining Team and what they hope to see in a new contract.

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Just Verdict in Minneapolis, And Our Fight Continues

While Tuesday’s guilty verdict in George Floyd’s murder by a former police officer sent relief through many American hearts, one verdict does not change a system set up to brutalize people of color.  Much work remains in our efforts to achieve true justice and address structural racism.

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STATE COVID-19 PAID LEAVE AVAILABLE: We’re reminding CFA members that the state has provided 80 hours of COVID-19 paid leave for parents and caregivers that can be used now. Signed into law, Senate Bill 95 gives many Californian workers COVID-19-related leave (including leave to care for children when their schools or childcare are closed due to COVID-19 on the premises) backdated to Jan. 1.

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CFA Bargaining Updates

Go to CFAbargaining.org for the latest on negotiations, CFA and CSU proposals, and hot topics.

Members can also meet the CFA Bargaining Team and learn how to support our efforts at the table.

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CFA Disaster Relief Fund
There are also disaster relief funds available directly through CFA and displaced members should contact CFA directly for further information.

Members of the California Faculty Association who are affected by the fires are eligible to apply for disaster relief funding through the SEIU Disaster Relief Fund. The fund is maintained by affiliated local unions from across the country, including CFA, to help union members experiencing hardship resulting from a natural disaster. Eligibility requirements can be viewed on the SEIU Disaster Relief Fund website (see above). You can access the application here.

There are also disaster relief funds available directly through CFA and displaced members should contact CFA directly for further information.

The California Faculty Association recognizes that many of our union members suffer financial hardships as a result of natural disasters in our state. The CFA Board of Directors has set aside limited financial resources to provide support to members who have experienced hardship as a result of disasters such as fires, floods, and earthquakes. The goal of this fund is not to replace insurance or governmental assistance, but to provide a supplemental reimbursement for those unusual costs which often stretch our budgets.

Available Assistance

Eligible members can receive two types of assistance up to the maximum amount(s):

  • Housing Assistance: cost of temporary housing or repair to existing housing. Maximum assistance amount: $500 per CFA member
  • Other Needs Assistance: costs of disaster related expenses and serious needs including medical and dental expenses, funeral and burial costs, repair or replacement of household items such as clothing, furniture, necessary occupational tools and educational materials, costs for clean-up, excess utility costs, and other disaster related expenditures. Maximum assistance amount: $1,000 per CFA member

No single member shall receive more than $1,500 in assistance (per incident). Members sharing living quarters or otherwise sharing financial responsibility for each other shall be limited to a maximum of $2,000 per household and must submit forms separately.

Eligibility Requirements

Membership: The CFA membership office will verify you are a member in good standing. A “member of good standing” means you have been a dues paying CFA member for a minimum of six months in the last two years.The months of membership do not need to be consecutive.

Incurred Loss: Your current or previous residence must have been located in a California city or county affected by the disaster during the last twelve (12) months and any losses claimed should have been caused by the natural disaster or its immediate consequences.

Documentation: Actual receipts or other 3rd party documentation for the amounts being requested must be provided to document an actual expense. This may include service orders for repairs completed, rent statements, cancelled checks, or other statements from vendors and service providers.

All documentation should include a name, address, and phone number for the service provider or retailer, who must actually receive payment from you for the service or item.

(For example: we cannot reimburse for repairs performed by a neighbor or family member even if they provide you with an “invoice” for the value of the repairs unless you actually paid cash for the service.)

Application Instructions

Complete the application and submit and if you have any questions Email to: membership@calfac.org

COVID-19 Resources
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COVID-19 and CFA

COVID-19, or the coronavirus, is challenging our university communities.  At CFA, our tenure-line faculty, lecturer faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches are not alone.  We are stronger together.


Visit CFA’s COVID-19 resources pages to see our updates to faculty, pertinent contract provisions, mutual aid, helpful links, and more.