CFA HEADLINES: Bargaining Session Recap, Meet Your Bargaining Team, Justice in George Floyd Case and Work Remains


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CFA Members Share Painful Personal Stories Backing Up Our Bargaining Proposals

CFA’s Bargaining Team met again with the CSU last Thursday to discuss proposals for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Meet Your CFA Bargaining Team Series Kicks Off

As negotiations continue on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for the CSU’s 29,000 faculty, it’s time to meet members of the CFA Bargaining Team. We’ll be highlighting a few members each week for the rest of the term.

This week, Elaine Newman, Meghan O’Donnell, and Randy Solorio share why they wanted to be on the Bargaining Team and what they hope to see in a new contract.


Just Verdict in Minneapolis, And Our Fight Continues

While Tuesday’s guilty verdict in George Floyd’s murder by a former police officer sent relief through many American hearts, one verdict does not change a system set up to brutalize people of color.  Much work remains in our efforts to achieve true justice and address structural racism.


In Other News…

STATE COVID-19 PAID LEAVE AVAILABLE: We’re reminding CFA members that the state has provided 80 hours of COVID-19 paid leave for parents and caregivers that can be used now. Signed into law, Senate Bill 95 gives many Californian workers COVID-19-related leave (including leave to care for children when their schools or childcare are closed due to COVID-19 on the premises) backdated to Jan. 1.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: The Work Year

As summer approaches, we are reminded that there is a yearly rhythm and cycle to our work.

There are three types of “Work Years” in our Collective Bargaining Agreement:


Links of the Week

Opinion: Being Black in America is Exhausting
The Washington Post