CFA Headlines • December 7, 2016

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2016: A year of victories that ends with new challenge

December 2016

“This has been an amazing year for CFA and the People’s University,” said CFA President Jennifer Eagan as she and CFA’s officers have reviewed the status of CFA’s work since the start of 2016.

“The year started with the faculty preparing for a strike, winning a fair agreement, and laying the groundwork for protecting our profession. This year is coming to a close with amazing student activism to keep the CSU public and to protect our California values,” Eagan added.


CFA Bargaining Team thanks members for survey input

Thousands of CFA members responded to the call to submit input via the CFA Bargaining Survey.

“We want to thank everyone who completed the survey for their time and commitment,” said Kevin Wehr, chair of the CFA Bargaining Team.


Legislature taking action to protect immigrants, including CSU students

DECEMBER 2016—Newly elected California state legislators were sworn in on Monday and already are developing policies to curb the impact of the upcoming U.S. presidential administration on California.


California Faculty Magazine: “Financing the CSU’s needs”

The Fall 2016 edition of California Faculty magazine, available online and in print through your campus CFA chapter, includes an informative report on “Financing the CSU’s needs” by business faculty Steven Filling of CSU Stanislaus and John Griffin of CSU Channel Islands.

They take up a frequent claim made by CSU executives in contract talks that faculty salaries must compete for dollars with the university’s infrastructure needs.

But, as Filling and Griffin explain, buildings, modernization and much more can—and should—be funded in ways that do not interfere with support for quality instruction. They are talking bonds.


Faculty Rights Tip: Threats to Faculty

Threats to faculty must be taken seriously.

While we often think of safety on the job being connected to environmental threats like poor air quality and other building hazards, they can also come directly from people in our campus communities. They come in many forms such as verbal threats, e-mails, anonymous notes, graffiti, voice messages, or threats on social media.


Links of the Week • December 7, 2016

Charles Reed, who led CSU as chancellor for 14 years, dies at 75