In Other News…

MAY DAY: Today, May 1, is known around the world as International Workers Day and faculty will be participating in events throughout the state.

Click here to see May Day events near you!

UNION UNITY: Faculty have been coming together for Unity events throughout the CSU, highlighting the combined power that faculty gain when we work and interact in solidarity with one another.

At Fresno, faculty were invited to spin a wheel for prizes, and lecturers could enter to win a “rolling office” that included a computer bag filled with supplies. The chapter posted the raffle drawing on their Facebook page.

For more information about Unity week activities, click here.

WAGES AND WORKING PEOPLE: A delegation of CFA activists learned more about the connectivity of economic and political power during a forum featuring several prospective presidential candidates in Las Vegas.

SEIU and the Center for American Progress Action co-hosted the day-long “National Forum on Wages and Working People: Creating an Economy that Works for All,” which featured Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and former Gov. John Hickenlooper.

CFA Associate Vice President North Rafael Gómez said the forum brought to light the fact that CFA is not only a key player in the labor movement in California, but we also have the expertise and organizing ability to be part of the solution for our country.

“Our values align with the values of the majority of the candidates who spoke,” Gómez said. “We can contribute to the discussion on economic inequality, education, immigration, social justice, racism, health care, and ecological survival.”