CFA Headlines • May 4, 2016

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CFA members approve Tentative Agreement

The results are in: CFA active members voted 97% in favor of the Tentative Agreement regarding faculty salary.

The Tentative Agreement includes a 5% General Salary Increase (GSI) for all faculty on June 30, 2016; a 2% GSI for all faculty on July 1, 2016; a 3.5% GSI for all faculty on July 1, 2017; a 2.65% Service Salary Increase for eligible faculty, and other gains.


CFA-sponsored bills moving through Legislature

Three bills that could impact faculty and public higher education in California continue to cycle through the legislative process this week.

AB 2019, which would restore a salary structure with regular step increases for CSU faculty, AB 2294, a bill that involves union affiliates release time, and AB 2163, which would increase openness in CSU presidential searches, all moved to the Appropriations Committee.

All three bills are CFA-sponsored legislation.


CFA activists elected to AAUP leadership 

Three CFA activists were among those elected by members of the American Association of University Professors during the organization’s recent election.

Henry Reichman, a Cal State East Bay Professor, was re-elected as AAUP First Vice President. He was among an uncontested slate of officers re-elected, including Rudy Fichtenbaum, President, Caprice Lawless, Second Vice President, and Michele Ganon, Secretary-Treasurer.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Catastrophic Leave Program

The Catastrophic Leave Program was established through agreements between California State University management and various employee unions, including CFA.

The program allows CSU employees to voluntarily donate accrued sick and vacation leave to other CSU employees who are employed on the same campus and who have exhausted all of their leave due to a catastrophic illness or injury.


Links of the Week

CSU faculty approve contract to raise pay by more than 10 percent
Sacramento Bee
The California State University faculty union announced Tuesday that its members overwhelmingly approved a new contract that will raise salaries by more than 10 percent over the next two years.