CFA Headlines • January 16, 2019

Welcome back Faculty Union Activists! It’s a new year, a new academic term, and a new chance to continue to build our collective strength and power. Know any faculty colleagues who aren’t yet a part of CFA? Encourage them to join today!

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CFA’s hard work pays off: Governor proposes unprecedented funding increase to 2019-20 CSU budget

History was made last week when Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed an unprecedented eight percent increase in state funding for the CSU budget in 2019-20. It marks the first time in CSU history that such a powerful investment would be made, and signals the value of CFA’s years of political work and activism.


Activists to hold actions, speak to CSU Trustees next week about need for Justice4Josiah

Two years ago this month, 19-year-old David Josiah Lawson hugged his mother for the last time before heading back to Humboldt State University.


K-12 teachers strike to protect public ed, need our help

CFA activists are answering the call to support our K-12 colleagues in Southern and Northern California, where contract battles are underway to protect public education and improve faculty working conditions.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers & Canceled Classes

Here’s a timely tip for Lecturers who may be assigned to a class that gets canceled in the first few weeks of the term (from Article 12.5):

“… If a class is canceled prior to the third class meeting, the temporary employee shall be paid the portion of the term worked prior to the cancellation.


In Other News…

COURT SUPPORT: CFA activists in the LA area are encouraged to support fellow CFA colleague, Cal State LA Professor Melina Abdullah, on Tuesday, January 22 at the LA County Courthouse.

Dr. Abdullah, who is a Black Lives Matter Los Angeles leader, routinely attends police commission meetings to speak and engage in civic activism.  She is being targeted for holding police accountable for their actions.


Links of the Week

The LAUSD teachers strike proves we’re failing a generation of students
Los Angeles Daily News 
On Monday, Los Angeles teachers went on strike, joining educators in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Colorado who walked off the job last year. This growing wave of teacher strikes confirms what most of us already knew: education in our country is broken.