CFA & CSU management take the first step to bargain the next faculty contract

Forward together

On Friday, CFA and CSU management began the official process to negotiate the CSU faculty’s next collective bargaining agreement with an exchange of publicly noticed “sunshine” bargaining proposals.

It is CFA’s goal to start bargaining well before the June 30, 2014 expiration date of our current contract.

CFA’s proposals were sent CFA members and to the CSU Board of Trustees. CFA leaders will be at the Trustees’ meeting in Long Beach on November 5 to discuss them.

See both sides’ proposals on the CFA web site.

CFA’s proposals reflect responses from bargaining surveys completed by thousands of CFA members and conversations CFA leaders and Bargaining Team members have had with the faculty on the campuses. The proposals are written in broad terms and will be spelled out with much greater detail by CFA’s Bargaining Team during bargaining.

The negotiating process is spelled out in the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA). The process is overseen by the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).

CFA’s goal is a contract that provides equity and fairness and enhances our ability as faculty members to provide quality public higher education to our students.