CFA Headlines • November 15, 2017

**Dear Readers: CFA Headlines will be taking a break next week due to the holiday. Enjoy your time off, and we’ll see you on November 29.

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Work continues beyond the contract extension to improve faculty rights, working conditions

The faculty contract extension may be ratified, but CFA’s efforts to improve faculty working conditions will remain a focal point as we continue meeting with CSU management as part of our agreement.


Runoff for CalPERS Board underway

A runoff election for CalPERS Board Member-at-Large is being held through December 11 and faculty, most of whom are CalPERS members, are asked to please vote.

The runoff election between candidates Michal Bilbrey and Margaret Brown was triggered when none of the four candidates for Position B received a majority of votes cast. Bilbrey and Brown received the highest number of votes.


We’re stronger when we’re united—especially in the face of Janus

It’s hard to escape news of the Supreme Court case that seeks to destroy unions, but for those of us in Labor, the reports remind us that now is the time to build our strength.


Faculty Rights Tip: Personal Holiday

With the approaching end of the current calendar year it’s useful to know that every faculty employee is entitled to one Personal Holiday each year. Our faculty contract states:


In Other News…

STAND WITH DREAMERS: SEIU Faculty Forward has launched an effort to bolster support for undocumented students and employees on college campuses and in our communities. Fellow faculty and students can pledge here, and from there will be directed to a site that includes information about how to take action, share your story, and more.


Links of the Week

Fordham University Contingent Faculty overwhelmingly vote to join SEIU Faculty Forward
SEIU Faculty Forward