CFA Headlines • November 12, 2014

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CFA members, CSU Trustees ratify 2014-2017 contract

NOVEMBER 2014—CFA members ratified the tentative agreement for a three-year contract earlier this week and today (Nov. 12), the CSU Board of Trustees unanimously ratified the agreement.

Of those CFA members who voted online November 1-9, 91% voted in favor of the agreement.

Today, the contract was discussed and ratified during the CSU Board of Trustees meeting held in Long Beach.

The contract remains in effect until June 30, 2017.


CFA leaders to Trustees: Faculty contract is ‘a beginning’

The new faculty contract is an accomplishment, but it’s only a first step to restoring faculty morale, providing proper salaries, and improving working conditions in the CSU, CFA leaders told the CSU Trustees today.

Although CFA members ratified the contract 9 to 1, faculty are “terribly demoralized and distressingly cynical about the system’s commitment to addressing their struggles paying rent, feeding families, and educating their kids on CSU faculty salaries,” said Lillian Taiz, president of CFA and a professor at Cal State LA.


Students to protest ’student success fees’ at Trustees meeting

CSU students will gather Thursday morning at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach to speak out against recent attempts to increase tuition through campus-based fees.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Personal Holiday

Did you know that every faculty employee is entitled to one Personal Holiday each year?


Links of the Week

Cal State system under fire for success fees on some campuses

LA Times

As University of California leaders push for a controversial multiyear tuition increase, the larger California State University system is holding back, preferring instead to wait and see if more funding can be coaxed from the state, officials said.

Cal State trustees to talk budget, sexual assault prevention this week