In Fall 2019, CFA began a contract campaign for a successor to the Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire June 30, 2020. In May 2020, CFA and the CSU agreed to a one-year extension during which we have continued to negotiate over non-economic items.
Over the summer, CFA developed two documents: Our Way Forward in response to COVID-19, and one-year extension in response to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other black people in America, which reinforce the work done earlier in the year. These two documents demand Rights, Respect, and Justice for faculty and guide CFA in bargaining. This process led the CFA bargaining team to develop 15 proposals for the new contract.
So who is on the bargaining team fighting to protect your rights?
In the coming weeks, CFA will release written and video narratives about our activists who are at the negotiation table with the CSU. We dive into what made them want to serve in this important role; their goals to expand rights for coaches, counselors, lecturers, librarians, and professors; what it has been like to be at the bargaining table with the CSU for the past year-plus; and their request to members on how to support the bargaining team and help achieve a strong contract.
Additionally, chapters are beginning to schedule bargaining meetings to keep faculty informed on negotiations. These meetings will take place virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. Watch out for emails from your chapter.
Continue to visit CFAbargaining.org for negotiation updates, proposals from CFA and the CSU, and other resources.