CFA Headlines • November 29, 2017

Dear Colleagues, CFA Headlines goes on holiday hiatus after today. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and will be back with you starting January 10, when, as always, there will be plenty to share.

Also, we remind CalPERS members that if you have not yet voted, please vote before the December 11 deadline in the runoff election for the At-Large Member of the CalPERS Board. CFA endorses Michael Bilbrey. Learn more about him and get voting information at http://voteunion.com

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Attend legislative hearings on remedial education and on California’s shortage of credentialed teachers

During December, committees of the California State Legislature will hold hearings that could lead to new action on programs in public higher education including the CSU.


Lecturers—Remember to apply for Winter Break unemployment benefits

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. When part-time Lecturers are not under contract teaching, and do not have any other work, you can apply for and collect unemployment benefits. After all, you are not employed during those times, which is the point of those benefits.


Asian American labor leaders face arrest to stand for #CleanDreamAct

Labor leaders in the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance were arrested on November 15 outside of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s office in Washington DC as they demanded that Congress pass a “clean DREAM Act” before December 8.


In Other News

YOU HAVE THE “RIGHT” TO WORK FOR LESS: In the Fall 2017 California Faculty magazine, which is online and available in print from your campus CFA Chapter office, check out a commentary about so-called right-to-work laws by CFA Membership & Organizing Chair D.D. Wills.


Faculty Rights Tip: I Need a Union Rep!

Have you (or someone you know) ever been called into a meeting with an administrator and you were not quite sure what the meeting was about?

And once in the meeting realized, you were being questioned or investigated about some issue for which you might be disciplined, reprimanded, or otherwise negatively affected? You need, and are entitled to have, a union representative or another advocate of your choosing with you at that meeting.

You can invoke your right to have an advocate with you before or during the meeting by saying:


Links of the Week • November 29, 2017

Stan State shows Warrior spirit with donations to fire victims
Turlock Journal