Join our colleagues at the CFA Faculty meeting at your campus

This fall term, CFA Chapters will hold Faculty meetings on every campus.

This is an opportunity for all faculty, but especially those who have joined the CSU in the last four to five years, to learn about the work our union has been doing for faculty, students, and the California State University.

“It’s quite amazing to realize that about 30 percent of our faculty were not here when we were fighting for our last contract, and so, they don’t know about the effort their colleagues put into the “Fight for 5,” said Jennifer Eagan, CFA President.

“These meetings will give newer folks—and those for whom the memory may have faded—a chance to see the kind of work that their union has done over the years to build power to win fair contracts, fight for quality public higher education and work hard against racism and for social justice in California,” Eagan said.

The meetings also will feature CFA’s work with the state legislature to increase state funding for the CSU, our efforts to elect strong advocates for public higher education, and our success in securing legislation that will improve the lives of faculty, students, and staff in the CSU.

The first faculty gathering will be held over lunch next week, October 10 in the Vintage Room at Fresno State. CFA Secretary and Bargaining Team Chair Kevin Wehr will discuss how the faculty builds our power to advance public higher education, and to win a fair contract when the next round of bargaining arrives. (Fresno faculty: RSVP to confirm your lunch at either 11 am-Noon or Noon-1 pm.)

“Our faculty lunches are always a great chance to socialize, catch up on bargaining information, and be in community with one another,” says Diane Blair, President of the Fresno CFA Chapter.

Two other chapters hold faculty meetings next week, too—The Bakersfield CFA Chapter will hold on Friday, Oct. 12, 1-2 pm, in Dorothy Donahoe Hall 146H; and the Channel Islands CFA on Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 am-1pm, Broome Library #1750.

More meetings will be held at other campuses throughout October. Find the meeting at your campus by clicking here.