CFA Headlines • May 24, 2017

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CFA to Trustees: Protect our students, fight for more funding!

CFA leaders didn’t mince any words this week, telling the CSU Board of Trustees that they failed the university system by not fighting harder for funding for the 2017-18 year and not doing more to protect undocumented students.


Take action now! Tell lawmakers to fund the $325 million budget increase

As talks surrounding the state budget for 2017-18 intensify among lawmakers in the Capitol, faculty, students, and community allies are sending thousands of emails to legislators, urging them to increase funding for the CSU next fiscal year.

Gov. Jerry Brown failed to include in his May revise of his budget plan the $325 million requested by the CSU. His plan even decreased the CSU’s requested augmentation by $4 million.

Legislators have been meeting and making recommendations about CSU funding for this next fiscal year, and we need you to urge them to fully fund the $325 million requested by the CSU.


Last faculty meeting about bargaining to be held this week

Last but not certainly not least in the lineup of faculty meetings on bargaining is one at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo this week.

The meeting, which is open to CFA members, will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on Thursday, May 25, in Building 2, Room 204.


Cuts to Higher Ed spending among casualties in proposed federal budget plan

Education at every level is slated to be hit with drastic cuts courtesy of the Trump Administration’s proposed federal spending plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

The plan, released Tuesday May 23, calls for $9.2 billion in cuts to K-12 and higher education, while also including expansion of funding for school vouchers and charter schools.


CFA delegates help educate CA Democratic Convention about CSU, student needs

Dozens of faculty spent time educating fellow Democrats about the need for increased CSU funding and protecting affordability and access to higher education during the California Democratic Convention held last weekend in Sacramento.


Faculty Rights Tip: The 125% Rule

When faculty are hired, they’re often told that there are opportunities for additional employment in the summer or other “special sessions.” For many faculty, this additional employment is a critical part of their income.

Article 36 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement covers the rules for additional work and places a limitation on that “overage” to 25% of a full-time position.


Links of the Week

Cal State student, an activist, detained
Inside Higher Ed