CFA Headlines • August 22, 2018

Welcome to CSU colleagues, staff, and students back in session this week at East Bay, Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Maritime, Pomona, San José, Sonoma, and Stanislaus.

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CFA-sponsored bills move to final votes in CA Legislature

As the August 31 deadline to pass bills out of the California State Legislature approaches, two CFA-sponsored bills are out of final committees and headed for State Assembly floor votes. If approved, they go to the Governor to sign into law.


Disaster relief for CFA members who suffer losses due to wildfires

CFA Members who have been affected by wildfires in California can seek help through relief funds set up by CFA affiliates—the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the California Teachers Association (CTA).


New CFA podcast sheds light on ways to talk about race and class in America

Inspired by an engaging and instructive discussion at CFA’s August Kickoff, the Radio Free CSU podcast this week focuses on the “Race-Class Narrative to Unite Working People.”


Faculty Rights Tip: Reduction in Instructional Assignments for New Probationary Faculty

To assist new probationary faculty to establish their programs of research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, and to carry out other activities, CFA successfully bargained a reduction in their assigned teaching workload during the first two probationary years of their appointment.


In Other News

CFA BOARD ENDORSES SEPTEMBER 8 EVENTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE: Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice is an international movement that will take action on six continents to link the issues and challenge anti-intellectual science deniers. California’s main event on Sept. 8 is in San Francisco, with lead-up activities around the state in the preceding weeks.


Links of the Week • August 22, 2018

CSU trustees approve pay raises for executives with six-figure salaries
San Francisco Chronicle

Who killed David Josiah Lawson?
University Times (Cal State Los Angeles)
Humboldt State student Josiah Lawson was murdered over a year ago; his death remains unsolved.