CFA HEADLINES • February 26, 2020


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Talk on Collective Ethos to Close Out CFA’s Equity Conference

The 200-plus activists mobilizing for this weekend’s 2020 Equity Conference will experience a powerful and dynamic lineup of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive activities.


CFA Prepares for Bargaining with CSU Management Next Week

Last week, the CFA Bargaining Team and Contract Development and Bargaining Strategy (CDBS) Committee members met for a joint, two-day meeting to do intensive planning and preparation work ahead of our first scheduled bargaining sessions (photo). 


CFA Meets with Governor’s Staff, Students to Lobby State Senators as Vote on AB 1460 Nears

The push to get Assembly Bill 1460 passed in the Senate continues this week as a vote nears.


In Other News…

HIGHER ED BUDGET HEARING: CFA SUPPORTS $199M IN NEW FUNDS, REJECTS ANY CALLS FOR INCREASE IN STUDENT FEES: CFA applauded Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal and defended our stance on no student fee increase during public comments at a higher education budget hearing on Tuesday.

In front of the committee, CFA expressed support for the Governor’s proposal of $199 million in new and ongoing funds for California State University. 


Faculty Rights Tip: Leaves at Reduced Pay Will Impact Retirement

Sometimes, we need to take time away from the University to care for an ill family member.  

Faculty members with seriously ill parents, children, spouses, or domestic partners have the right to take a leave of absence of up to 12 weeks to care for their eligible family member.  


Links of the Week

UO Faculty Union to Focus on Untenured Professors, Work Conditions as Bargaining Begins
Daily Emerald
The University of Oregon’s faculty union, United Academics, is focusing on non-tenure-track faculty and working conditions as it begins bargaining with the university for its third-ever contract.