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CFA HEADLINES: Coming Soon: Meet Your Bargaining Team, CFA Supports Education Bills, & How to Report Discrimination

 

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Coming Soon: Meet Your Bargaining Team Members

In Fall 2019, CFA began a contract campaign for a successor to the Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire June 30, 2020. In May 2020, CFA and the CSU agreed to a one-year extension during which we have continued to negotiate over non-economic items.

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CFA Unveils Support for State Legislation

After receiving input from chapters and researching various proposed legislation, CFA’s Political Action and Legislative Committee recommended and the CFA Board of Directors has taken positions on several Assembly and Senate bills. 

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In Other News…

CFA REPRESENTED AT WOMEN’S MARCH EVENT : Over the weekend, CFA leadership joined the virtual stage alongside leading women activists, leaders, and public officials for the Women March Foundation’s virtual event, Onward to Equity. CFA Associate Vice President, North, Margarita Berta-Ávila and CFA Associate Vice President, Racial & Social Justice, South, Sharon Elise, and CFA LA Chapter Lecturers’ Representative Leda Ramos were panelists at the event, each speaking on the needs to move toward a more equitable society.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: What to Do When You Want to Report Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation

Article 16 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the “Non-Discrimination” article, “prohibits discrimination against faculty unit employees on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, medical condition, or veteran status.”

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Links of the Week

California’s Failure to Diversify Community College Faculty Tied to Arcane State Law
EdSource
At a time of renewed focus on race and equity across academia, the nation’s largest higher-education system is saddled with a byzantine and failing strategy to diversify its teaching ranks to more closely reflect its student body.