Bargaining Survey Hits Inboxes this Thursday!

With our current contract set to expire on June 30, 2020, CFA is working diligently to solicit input from all members to identify important issues in successor bargaining. This is central to the work we do as a labor union and foundational for our work as faculty in serving our students. However, it cannot happen in the right way, unless you play an active role in the process, from beginning to end.

A key component of this early process is the Bargaining Survey. An email with a link to the survey will be delivered to all CFA members tomorrow. For us to secure the fairest contract, we must first have a firm grasp on our members’ priorities. So, look for an invitation to take the survey in your inbox this Thursday.

Another way for members to learn more about the bargaining process and to further voice their concerns and express their priorities – in addition to taking the survey – is by attending a campus meeting. These meetings are a great way for members to meet each other and have meaningful conversations about bargaining, as well as a host of other critical issues.

“Our bargaining efforts are set to ramp up rather quickly in the next several weeks and member engagement is an indispensable element of this process,” said Antonio Gallo, chair of the Contract Development and Bargaining Strategy Committee. “CFA’s goal is to secure the best possible contract for our members, but without your active participation, that simply will not be achievable. So, I urge all members to fill out the bargaining survey and get to a campus meeting. Communicate your thoughts throughout this bargaining campaign and let us know what matters to you.”

All CFA members can participate in the bargaining survey. If you’re not yet a member, join now at calfac.org/join-cfa. Better yet, be an active member by getting involved in your campus chapter!