CFA Headlines • January 13, 2016

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CSU nets $148.3 million boost in state funding, more investment needed

The California State University would receive an additional $148.3 million under the state budget plan proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.


Faculty ‘Fight for Five’ continues to garner support from labor councils, organizations

Support for our Fight for Five is continuing to pour in from labor councils and unions throughout California.


Seeing red? Wear Red! Be red (online)!

Campuses are continuing to turn red as faculty head to classes wearing red shirts, coats, ties and even shoes.

We’re asking all faculty to wear red the first week of classes to show CSU management that we continue to Fight for Five.


CFA among unions on hand as Friedrichs Supreme Court case gets underway

Union members, leaders and activists were on hand outside the Supreme Court Monday as oral arguments began in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.


Staff union holding online survey regarding presidential searches

Frustrated with the secretive nature of searches for campus presidents, California State University Employees Union is encouraging staff, faculty and the campus community to take an online survey.


Open enrollment deadline for Covered California approaching

The deadline to sign up for Covered California is nearing.

Faculty and staff who are not eligible for CalPERS medical care coverage and students in need of health care should note, the deadline to enroll is January 31.

To learn more and sign up, go to http://www.coveredca.com/.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers & Work Assignment During the Year (12.29b)

At the beginning of each new term during the academic year the teaching assignments for Lecturers are often in flux until the last minute. It can be a challenging time for both Lecturers and department chairs.

Article 12.29b of our Collective Bargaining agreement governs the assignment of classes during the academic year (i.e., in terms other than Fall).

This article provides protection for long-term lecturers. The administration must follow the order of appointments specified in this article.


Links of the Week

Golden Globes’ HFPA donates $2 million to Cal State Northridge’s Film Program
Hollywood Reporter
More than $1 million of the grant will go to endow scholarships for lower-income students from minority groups underrepresented in Hollywood. Says Emmy-winning director and CSUN professor Nate Thomas: the gift “sends the message that studying film is not just for the privileged.”