CFA Headlines • February 19, 2014

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Bargaining Update

Faculty contract bargaining update
Feb. 19, 2014

CFA’s Bargaining Team met with CSU negotiators for a two day session Feb. 13 and 14, at which the sides exchanged proposals.

Based on members’ feedback in the bargaining survey CFA conducted last October, the CFA Team continued to focus on workload concerns for all of the faculty—tenure track, lecturer, librarians, counselors and coaches. The Team offered extensive, detailed proposals that we believe address the increased demands on all faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and service.   


You are invited to your Springtime campus All-Faculty CFA Meeting

SCHEDULE UPDATED April 2, 2014—The final All-Faculty meetings with CFA Officers and Bargaining Team members will occur this month.

CFA urges all CSU faculty members to attend. See the date/time of the meetings still to come.


Faculty showed the Love for a #FairContractCFA

CSU faculty throughout the state used Valentine’s Day week to sent a clear message that they would “love” a fair contract and that they support their bargaining team.

Events by CFA chapters on nearly every campus highlighted the commitment of our faculty to push for fairness at the bargaining table. The faculty contract is set to expire June 30.

The Valentine-themed events, ranging from T-shirt giveaways to “Calfac-a-chinos,” brought greater visibility to our contract talks.


U. of Illinois faculty on strike want your support

As you read this, the 1,100-member faculty union at the University of Illinois at Chicago will be wrapping up a two-day strike to win a first contract.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: What’s in your PAF?

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.


Every faculty member including instructional faculty, coaches, counselors, and librarians has a Personnel Action File (PAF). It is the only official personnel file for employment information and information that may be relevant to personnel recommendations or actions.


Links of the Week • Feb. 19, 2014

Online Higher Ed a Cost Savings for Students, Universities? Think Again
Huffington Post blogs recap the necessary main points to two working papers about the not-so-great realities lurking in online higher education. The Campaign for the Future of Higher Ed is circulating them. Help spread the word further by liking the posts and sharing them with others. The time has come for this message to circulate widely.
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