CFA Headlines • January 23, 2019

Welcome back to all our colleagues, co-workers, and students. We hope you had a productive and restful winter break.

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CFA demands CSU Trustees focus state funding on core teaching mission, vastly increase number of mental health counselors

CFA leaders called on CSU administrators to keep a clear focus on the CSU’s core teaching mission as it decides how to spend state dollars, which are slated to increase sharply in the coming year if Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 budget plan is adopted.


UTLA reaches tentative agreement after six-day strike; CFA members lent strikers strong support

Los Angeles K-12 teachers were back in the classrooms today after a six-day strike that was strongly supported by California Faculty Association members.

United Teachers of Los Angeles reached a tentative agreement with the LA Unified School District and a “super-majority” of UTLA members ratified the agreement on Tuesday. Teachers struck over pay, class sizes, and adequate support-staff, including counselors and librarians, in the public schools.


CFA at Women’s March in Sacramento: Refuse to be a bystander!

CFA Chapter Presidents from all 23 campuses marched, rallied, and supported one of their colleagues on Saturday as they joined thousands at the third annual Women’s March in Sacramento.


Faculty Rights Tip: Writing Rebuttals to Evaluations

By now many campuses are well into their evaluation cycles.

The Faculty Contract provision below applies to all faculty undergoing any form of evaluation, but it is especially timely for probationary faculty applying for tenure or any faculty member up for promotion.

Contract Article15.5 provides that:


In Other News…

ARTISTIC ADVOCACY: It was paint and strike prep in Oakland this past weekend as Oakland Education Association members called for a strike authorization vote and held an art build to prep banners, posters, and signs.

CFA activists joined Oakland teachers, students, community members, and labor allies to make art that could be used in the potential strike. The huge banners and handmade fabric posters that resulted are not only beautiful, but instantly signal to the community what the issues are at stake.


Links of the Week

DACA lives on: What you need to know about the status of the Dreamers
SF Chronicle