CFA Headlines • June 15, 2016

*Note to Readers: CFA Headlines is going on summer break. There may be Special Editions as warranted. CFA Headlines will resume August 17. Have a wonderful, safe summer!

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Legislature proposes $12.5 million in additional funding for CSU

Legislative leaders have recommended adding $12.5 million in additional ongoing state funding to the CSU’s budget, along with one-time funding this fiscal year, but the move falls short of what is needed to fulfill the system’s core mission.


CFA-sponsored legislation: AB 2294 moves through state house

Legislation backed by CFA is continuing to move through the legislative process.

Assembly Bill 2294, which would grant release time to an employee who is a union member and has been elected to serve as an officer in an affiliated union, was passed 7-2 by the Senate Education Committee on June 8. The bill was sent to the Appropriations Committee.


Memorial for CFA leader John Hess to be held July 23

A memorial service for our CFA colleague and dear friend John Hess will be held on Saturday, July 23 in Oakland.


SEIU California endorses Safety for All Initiative

SEIU California on Tuesday announced its endorsement of the Safety for All Initiative in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting that killed 49 people and injured dozens.


Stay connected to CFA this summer

CFA Headlines may be going on summer break until August 17, but you can stay connected to union and higher education news from CFA via social media.


Faculty Rights Tip: The Work Year

As summer nears, we are reminded that there is a yearly rhythm and cycle to our work.

There are three types of “Work Years” in our Collective Bargaining Agreement:

  • Academic Year (AY)
  • Ten (10)-Month Work Year
  • Twelve (12)-Month Work Year

While the individual campuses have their own particular academic calendars, they must conform to the parameters set out in Articles 20.4, 20.5, and 20.6 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Links of the Week

More students among Orlando victims
Inside Higher Ed
At least five college students have now been identified among the victims of Sunday’s attack on a gay club in Orlando.