CFA Headlines • March 18, 2015

Headlines to include


San Diego State first to commit to Campus-Based Equity Pay Program for faculty

March 11, 2015

As a result of CFA’s push for the implementation of campus-based Equity Pay programs, San Diego State became the first of the 23 California State University campuses to announce implementation of such a program. 

These campus-based programs are intended to address years of salary structure problems plaguing the faculty who teach at CSU campuses.


Race to the Bottom: Next CFA White Paper goes public Tuesday

CFA is preparing to release the second White Paper in the  “Race to the Bottom” series.

The paper will appear on the CFA web site, in conjunction with a public release, next Tuesday, March 24, at 10 am—the same day the CSU Trustees will hold their regular meeting.


See FAQ about talks on pay in Year 2 of faculty contract

By now, most readers of CFA Headlines know that negotiations on faculty salary increases are complete for the first year of the contract (that is, for 2014/15) and the raises are being implemented now, retroactively.


State Senate completes first hearing in long process to CSU budget

Last week, the Senate Budget Subcommittee held its first hearing on how much 2015/16 state funding to provide to public higher education in California.

Kevin Wehr, CFA Political Action & Legislation Committee Chair, and Paula Durette, a CFA member from CSU Fresno, testified for CFA.


Higher Ed in the ‘Fight for 15’—Action on April 15

On Tax Day April 15, SEIU and advocates for underpaid-paid workers across the U.S. will rally and protest about the rapid decline in access to middle class jobs and livable wages.

Here in California, CFA members will join in.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Pay Raise upon Promotion

Are you up for promotion this year? Article 31.5 of our collective bargaining agreement states:

31.5 Promotion shall be accompanied by advancement of at least seven and one-half percent (7.5%) on the salary schedule.

It’s important to note this is not an upper limit, but rather a lower limit. University administrators may grant a greater than 7.5% advancement at promotion. 


Links of the Week • March 18 2015

Instructors don’t get CSU support
Coyote Chronicle (CSU San Bernardino)
CFA has released the first document in their “Race to the Bottom” series, exposing how the CSU system has failed to support its instructors.