CFA Headlines • April 13, 2016

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The Tentative Agreement on the faculty contract reached

CFA and the CSU Chancellor’s Office recently reached a Tentative Agreement in the ongoing dispute over faculty salary. The CFA Board of Directors has recommended the Tentative Agreement to the membership and CFA members begin voting next week on ratification.


Learn about the Tentative Agreement

Every faculty member will want to learn about salary terms and other provisions in the Tentative Agreement. CFA members will start voting on the agreement next week.

Here are ways you can learn more:


Vote on ratification of the Tentative Agreement

CFA active members have the right to vote on ratification of the Tentative Agreement, and only members can vote.

Voting begins Friday, April 22 at 6 am and will close the following Friday, April 29 at noon. The results will be announced Tuesday, May 3.


Join the National Day of Action for $15 Minimum Wage—April 14

CFA members will be at actions all over California Thursday calling for a $15 minimum hourly wage.  You can join in, too. The main events will happen in Los Angeles and Oakland. See where and when below.


Signature collecting underway to extend Prop. 30

Proposition 30, the ballot initiative four years ago that temporarily increased sales tax and income tax on upper income earners, is due to expire, and with it the support it lends to public education.

A new initiative, “The Children’s’ Education and Health Care Protection Act of 2016” would extend the upper income earner income tax portion of Prop. 30 (not the sales tax). CFA affiliated unions, SEIU California and CTA, are collecting signatures to qualify for the November 2016 ballot, and ask CFA members to please sign when asked.


Faculty Rights Tip: The Fee Waiver Program

The CSU Faculty Fee Waiver program is a valuable benefit for faculty members, our spouses, domestic partners, or dependent children up to age 25. Article 26 of the contract articulates the details of the Fee Waiver Program.

The benefit is available to all tenured and probationary faculty and temporary faculty (excluding coaches) with three-year appointments.


Links of the Week • April 13, 2016

The Solution to Higher Ed’s Bad Pay Is Unions
The Nation (magazine)