In Other News…

SECOND CFA TRAINING FOR CHAIRS AND PROGRAM DIRECTORS SEPTEMBER 23: CFA Faculty Rights chair Molly Talcott (Los Angeles), Kelly Janousek (Long Beach), along with CFA field and representation staff, will present statewide contract training for Unit 3 chairs and program directors on Wednesday, September 23, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The training, which will be on Zoom, will cover important topics such as your rights and role as chair, specific articles of importance for re-appointment and workload, RTP evaluation process, as well as the new MOUs agreed to during the COVID crisis that affect faculty in this upcoming academic year. 

Advanced registration is required to attend. The training is open to only Unit 3 faculty. Please click this link to register.


CFA, SEIU OFFER FIRE RESOURCES TO MEMBERS AFFECTED BY WILDFIRES: Last week’s heat waves and strong winds and a new outbreak near Fresno continue to hamper efforts to contain California’s ravaging wildfires. We again find ourselves as a union with our minds and hearts focused on our fellow CSU colleagues and CFA siblings across the state affected by these fires, smoke, and air quality issues.

CFA members who are affected by the fires are eligible to apply for disaster relief funding through the SEIU Disaster Relief Fund. The fund is maintained by affiliated local unions from across the country, including CFA, to help union members experiencing hardship resulting from a natural disaster. You must apply for any funds. Eligibility requirements can be viewed on the SEIU Disaster Relief Fund website. You can access the application here.

There are also disaster relief funds available directly through CFA, and displaced members should contact CFA directly for further information at membership@calfac.org.   

As a reminder, faculty may use their leave when the fires prevent them from going to work, even if the campus is open. Last year, CFA negotiated a new agreement that expands catastrophic leave provisions and enables faculty to donate their unused leave to others who may need it. Faculty wishing to donate leave should contact their CFA chapter office or campus Academic Affairs. Further information about the agreement is available on our website.

An additional resource that we suggest checking regularly, especially those living and working in high fire risk areas, is the Cal Fire wildfire page.