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CFA HEADLINES: Leaders Speak at Trustees Meeting, More CFA-Supported Legislation, & Faculty Rights Tip: Lecturer Work Assignment

 

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CFA Members Address Trustees, Chancellor on Bargaining, Repopulation, Racial Justice, and More

Bargaining, campus repopulation plans, racism and social justice, and mental health resources were at the top of CFA’s agenda for the March CSU Board of Trustees meeting.

Several CFA leaders called on CSU management and Trustees to include stakeholder groups like faculty, students, and staff as CSU and campus management develop plans for resuming some in-person instruction and services for fall and to address systemic racial and social justice shortcomings within the nation’s largest public higher education system. 

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CFA Supports Law Enforcement Reform Bills

Throughout the coming weeks, CFA will introduce members to various proposed legislation that CFA either supports or is closely watching.

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In Other News…

NEWSOM SIGNS COVID-19 PAID LEAVE BILL FOR WORKERS: Governor Gavin Newsom stepped up for faculty when CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro would not. This month, Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 95, a supplemental COVID-19 paid sick leave law.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers & Work Assignment During the Year

At the beginning of each new term during the academic year, teaching assignments for lecturers are often in flux until the last minute. It can be a challenging time for both lecturers and department chairs, and the uncertainties we face with regard to our COVID-19 public health crisis only compound lecturers’ precarious experiences.

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Links of the Week

Caregiving Advocacy Groups Launch $20 Million Campaign on Infrastructure Bill
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The #CareCantWait coalition is pushing for the inclusion of measures on Medicaid services, child care and paid leave in the legislation expected to be laid out by Biden on Wednesday.