CFA Headlines • April 10, 2019

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AB 392 passes Legislative committee hearing

A CFA-sponsored bill to amend the legal standard of police use of deadly force in California passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety Tuesday during a hearing that drew massive crowds to the Legislature.


Students to focus on “No Harm, Disarm” during week of action

Students for Quality Education (SQE) chapters throughout the state will be holding actions April 15-19 to bolster awareness of their “No Harm, Disarm” campaign and in recognition of the two-year anniversary of a Humboldt State student’s murder near campus.


Sacramento City, UC educators preparing to strike

CFA is standing in solidarity with educators and university workers who are planning to strike this week.

In the UC system, AFSCME 3299 members have been fighting for a contract for two years, and the ULP Committee has unanimously decided to call for a strike on April 10 at 17 campus and medical center locations throughout the state. Click here to get involved.


Faculty Rights Tip: Grievance Filing

Did you know that you have 42 days to file a grievance if you believe your workplace rights have been violated?

Article 10.4 allows you to file a grievance no later than 42 calendar days after the event giving rise to the grievance or 42 days after you knew or reasonably should have known of the event giving rise to the grievance.


In Other News…

BUDGET TALKS: CFA members and students spoke to California senators about the need for improved mental health support for CSU students, increased enrollment, and more tenure-track faculty during a budget hearing Thursday.

The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee 1 on Education hearing focused on the CSU, which would receive an additional $562 million in funding under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal.

Click here to read more about CFA’s budget advocacy.


Links of the Week

‘Impossible standard?’ Police oppose it, but California use-of-force bill advances
Sacramento Bee
Mothers, brothers, sisters and friends of police shooting victims showed up at the Capitol on Tuesday — wearing t-shirts with their loved ones’ names, their organizations’ slogans and “Let us Live” hats — to tearfully share their stories and send a message to California lawmakers: Pass Assembly Bill 392.