CFA Headlines • February 8, 2017

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Take Action: Tell the Trustees to stop raising tuition

There are many reasons tuition increases are the wrong choice for the California State University.


Equity Interrupted: Get the word to the world

Equity Interrupted, CFA’s new report on the CSU’s increasingly diverse student body timed with declining state funding, was the topic addressed by CFA VP-Affirmative Action Cecil Canton on “Beautiful Struggle” KPFK-FM (Jan. 24, 2017 at 20:31).

“Clearly, somewhere on the way, it was decided we can educate students on the cheap,” he said.


CSU campuses & the Nation

Cal State LA campus walkout/protest: An all-campus walkout at Cal State Los Angeles to protest anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies emanating from Washington DC drew a crowd of faculty and students including CFA members on campus Tuesday afternoon. People marched scross campus, and many people took to an open mic speaking out against a anti-immigrant policies and what can be done about them. (Photo by Beth Baker)


NEA & AFT decry confirmation of DeVos as the nation’s Education Secretary

A bruising battle in the U.S. Senate and by public education advocates nationwide led to a first-ever tie-breaking vote by a U.S. Vice President on a cabinet nominee.


CFA VP Kim Geron honored with CTA Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award

CFA’s statewide Vice President Kim Geron is the 2017 recipient of the California Teachers Association’s Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award.


CSU community encouraged to use union hotels

In a letter sent Tuesday, CSU union leaders called on Chancellor White and the CSU community as a whole to use hotels that have union contracts with their employees when holding meetings and events.


Faculty Rights Tip: I Need a Union Rep!

The tip this week is not a new one, but it continues to be relevant at several points in the year.

Have you (or someone you know) ever been called into a meeting with an administrator and were not quite sure what the meeting was about?  

And once in the meeting realized, you were being questioned or investigated about some issue for which you might be disciplined, reprimanded, or otherwise negatively affected? You need, and are entitled to have, a union representative or another advocate of your choosing with you at that meeting. 


Links of the Week • February 8, 2017

Lobby efforts planned to oppose tuition hike
The Collegian (Fresno State)