In our 2022-2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), CFA secured a lengthier span of time available for faculty who wish to file a grievance.

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Faculty now have an additional week – totaling 49 days – to file a grievance if we believe our workplace rights have been violated.

Article 10.4 allows you to file a grievance no later than 49 calendar days after the event giving rise to the grievance, or 49 days after you knew or reasonably should have known of the event leading to the grievance. If, for example, you are assigned an excessive workload, your reassigned units for supervising a program are being cut but you are being assigned the supervision work, or your campus has hired a brand new lecturer to teach a course you are qualified to teach, the 49-day clock begins on the day you learn of a change in your working conditions.

Once you believe your contractual rights might have been violated, do not wait! Contact your campus representative immediately.

Want to learn more? Become active with your local CFA chapter Faculty Rights team. Find your representative here.

  • Browse the faculty contract here.
  • See an archive of Faculty Rights Tips.
  • If you have questions about a faculty rights tip or would like to suggest a tip, please write us with the subject line “Faculty Rights Tip.”
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