CFA Headlines • November 19, 2014

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Headlines to include


Get info on the new faculty contract

The newly ratified three-year faculty contains important provisions and we all should become familiar with them.

“This contract is an important step toward ending years of problems with our salary structure. Reopener bargaining this spring will provide an opportunity to continue the process,” said Andy Merrifield, chair of the CFA Bargaining Team.


Nov. 4 Election Overview; CFA-endorsed candidates did well

Election night, November 4 was a strong one for CFA.  CFA Political Director Djibril Diop reports a 77% victory rate for candidates endorsed by CFA.

CFA endorses candidates for state offices and legislature each election season. Committees of faculty in CFA chapters on the campuses interview candidates and recommend endorsements to the CFA Board of Directors.


Students protest ‘success fees’ at Trustees meeting

Students brought the debate over special student fees — those added on top of tuition by some CSU campuses — to the CSU Trustees meeting last week.


Pres. Obama to address immigration reform

On Thursday night and Friday, Pres. Obama will address immigration reform that would affect the lives of millions of people in the U.S., including many CSU students known as “Dreamers” —young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who now seek inclusion in the U.S. educational system.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: The New Contract, the New Grievance Form

Our newly ratified faculty contract contains revised language in many articles and there is a newly revised grievance form.  

Contract language changes to the entire contract can be found on the markup version found on the 2014-2017 Contract page on the CFA web site

Grievants and Faculty Rights advocates should use the new contract and the newly revised grievance form which can be found on the CFA web site


Links of the Week • Nov. 19, 2014

Calif. State U. sends $269 million budget request to lawmakers
Long Beach Press Telegram  |  Los Angeles Times