Bargaining Survey on our faculty contract coming soon

CFA members have been discussing our numerous successes from last Spring at the CFA campus meetings this Fall term. We won good raises without having to go on strike.

Another win in that agreement is a change in the bargaining calendar. Going forward, CFA and CSU management will begin talks earlier, before the CSU Board of Trustees makes its funding request to the state.

That change means CFA and CSU management will begin negotiations on the entire contract—a new multi-year agreement—in July 2017 for implementation in July 2018.

CFA has already launched the first step in this process—holding faculty meetings on the CSU campuses to review what we have accomplished and discuss what comes next.

In addition to the campus meetings this Fall, CFA will ask faculty to complete a survey about the principal issues in successor contract talks.

“We need to know what’s most important to you so that we can focus our work at the bargaining table,” write Kevin Wehr, CFA Bargaining Team Chair, and Antonio Gallo, Chair of CFA’s Contract Development & Bargaining Strategy Committee. “We also need to know that faculty are ready to come together and fight if necessary to obtain a fair contract.”

The survey will go live soon. All CFA members are invited to participate. Watch your email inbox for a message with a link to the survey.