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CFA HEADLINES: CFA Union-Strong Bills, Racial Justice Roundtable, and Faculty Rights Tip on Raises

 

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CFA Support Bills to Strengthen Union, Democratic Institutions

We continue to await the preliminary results of the unionization vote of thousands of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala. Not only does CFA support the drive to unionize, but so do a majority of Americans, according to a new poll by Data for Progress. As the counting happens, CFA is excited to release to its members a list of proposed union-related bills that we support this year.

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In Other News…

CFA TO HOST RETIREMENT WEBINARS April 15 & 16: Have questions about the three CalPERS pension tiers? Medical and dental benefits for life? Best time to begin drawing Social Security? Six different retirement options? Medicare? CFA has you covered. 

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Salary Increases, AKA “Raises”

On the representation team, we recognize that faculty who join the CSU often come from a variety of employment and career backgrounds where different terms and phrases are used for how faculty (or other professionals) earn salary increases over the arc of a career. Within our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), Article 31 contains the salary information bargained in the current contract. The following is a quick review of the types of salary increases for which we bargain:

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Links of the Week

Analysis: The Pandemic May Set Women Back by a Whole Generation
The Washington Post
There will be global gender parity only 136 years from now, according to the World Economic Forum.