CFA Headlines • March 9, 2016

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CFA tells CSU Trustees: We’re ready to strike!

With the countdown to the strike ticking away, CFA leaders rebuked Chancellor Tim White and CSU Trustees Tuesday for failing to resolve the contract dispute.


Students, faculty fight for accessible higher ed at Trustees meeting

CSU students and faculty advocated for a more accessible and equitable California State University during the Trustees meeting Tuesday, advocating for free higher education.


Voices from the Line: Kirsten Smith

For nearly 20 years, Kirsten Smith has been teaching music students at Sacramento State how to identify melodies and perfect their piano sonatas.

Absent from her professional life, however, is harmony.


CSU Academic Senate chides administrators for trying to silence strike talk

Amid a sea of red “I Am Ready to Strike” signs, members of the Academic Senate of the CSU last week passed a resolution admonishing CSU management for administrators’ forbidding faculty from discussing the strike in class.


Campus Academic Senate, student groups advocate for faculty, strike

Campus Academic Senates and student organizations are getting in on the strike support action in recent weeks.

At CSU San Marcos, the Academic Senate passed a resolution March 3 in support of CFA’s call for a strike. The positive move came just days after the CSU San Marcos Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors voted to support CFA’s Fight for Five and stand with the faculty.


Join CFA for Lobby Day, rally at State Capitol

Are you ready to help change the CSU?

Join faculty and students on March 29-30 for Lobby Day activities in Sacramento, when CFA asks lawmakers to restore faculty salaries and rebuild the CSU.


Faculty Rights Tip: Department Chairs and the Strike

Article 1 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement says:

1.5  The parties agree that all department chairs and department heads shall be included in the bargaining unit.

The work that chairs do is faculty work.  When we go on strike, all unit members including department chairs will go on strike.

If you have questions about a faculty rights tip or would like to suggest a tip, please write us at cfa@calfac.org with the subject line “Faculty Rights Tip.”


Links of the Week


Op-Ed: CFA strike is in the best interest of faculty and students
Daily Aztec (San Diego State)