CFA Headlines • November 20, 2019


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Eventful Day 1 at Board of Trustees Meeting over 2020-21 CSU Funding Request

Several CFA Leaders are attending this week’s CSU Board of Trustees meeting to advocate on a number of issues.


Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education

CFA joined over 75 faculty and higher education staff from unions around the country to strategize, share best practices, and learn together about building Bargaining for the Common Good campaigns in higher education. The convening in Washington DC was part-conference and part-training, with opportunities for participants to expand their understanding about Bargaining for the Common Good (BCG) while discussing strategies for tackling dilemmas, challenges, and opposition.


In Other News…

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: Only five days remain for CFA members to submit responses to the bargaining survey. The CFA Bargaining Team thanks the thousands of members who have already responded and welcomes all members to share their input about the most pressing contract issues and areas that can be improved. Please complete the Bargaining Survey by the November 25 deadline.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Article 34, Vacation for 10 and 12-Month Faculty

Article 34 of our faculty contract covers vacations. The Vacation Article only applies to faculty with 10 or 12-month appointments, and it does not apply to faculty on Academic Year appointments.  

Faculty who qualify under Article 34 earn two days of vacation for every qualifying month of service. Part-time faculty earn this same credit on a pro-rata basis.


Links of the Week

Union suspects racial profiling after email alleges UPD handcuffed faculty member of color
Mustang News
The California Faculty Association (CFA) suspects University Police racially profiled a faculty member of color during a traffic stop, according to an email obtained by Mustang News sent to all union members Thursday, Nov. 14. But after an initial search, University Police cannot find any incidents matching the description.