CFA Headlines • November 28, 2018

Headlines to include


Faculty: Raises are coming Dec. 1!

The holiday season is kicking off this year with salary increases for faculty, which are included in our contract extension.

The 3.5% General Salary Increase (GSI) for all Unit 3 faculty took effect Nov. 1, and will be reflected in the paychecks issued Dec. 1.


Community coming to aid of fire survivors, help still needed

From mopping shelter floors and unpacking donated supplies to searching for displaced animals, CFA activists and staff have been volunteering time and resources to helping support our colleagues and neighbors impacted by the Camp Fire in Paradise.


Victory! Thurmond, Lara emerge as winners

After weeks of ballots being counted, the results are finally in and two CFA-endorsed candidates have been declared winners in their bid for statewide office.

Tony Thurmond secured the post of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Ricardo Lara was declared the victor in the race for state Insurance Commissioner.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Emergency Leave

The Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for leave for faculty who need to take time off due to emergency situations. While several campuses closed operations in the past weeks, others stayed open. It’s important to know that regardless of your campus’s open/closed status, you’re entitled to paid leave if you need it.


In Other News…

UNITING TO HELP: CFA activists at Sacramento State will be joining with other union colleagues to collect donations for fire victims during a Unity Break from 10-10:30 am Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Library Quad. 

The donation drive will be collecting diapers (size 4, 5 & 6 only), tarps, new underwear (all sizes), and new socks (all sizes).


Links of the Week

Californians want more funding for public higher education, survey shows
LA Times
Most Californians believe higher education should be a top priority for the new governor and support increased funding for public colleges and universities, according to a new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California.