CFA Headlines • November 4, 2015

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Strike Vote 2015: Members vote ‘YES’ to strike

The results are in: Over 94% of CFA members who voted said ‘Yes’ to authorize the CFA Board of Directors to call a strike.

“Together, and in solidarity with students, staff, and allies, we are powerful.  We are ready to act if necessary and for as long as it takes,” said CFA President Jennifer Eagan.


Bargaining Update: Factfinding to begin later this month

While the results of the strike vote have made it clear that our members are willing go on strike, both sides must complete the last stage of the statutory process before that can happen.  

CFA and CSU management have scheduled factfinding sessions on November 23 and December 7 to present our respective cases to a panel made up of one CFA representative, one CSU management representative, and a neutral factfinder. 


Faculty oppose recommendation to raise student fees

NOVEMBER 2015—In yet another tone deaf move by the CSU administration, CSU Trustees will consider a draft proposal to raise student tuition when they meet later this month. Trustees also will consider lifting the cap on CSU presidential salaries at the same meeting.


San Luis Obispo faculty to Chancellor White: Our salaries aren’t a game

NOV. 2015—Stagnant faculty salaries are no laughing matter, but faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo infused a little humor into Chancellor Tim White’s Open Forum at the campus Tuesday afternoon.

CFA members passed out Tic-Tac-Toe cards as people filled Chumash Auditorium. Each card contained pointed questions, and listed the rules. If White actually answers a question, mark it with an ‘X’. If he dodges the question, mark it with an ‘O’.


Where will you be Nov. 17? Join us in Long Beach!

Faculty, students, labor allies and community supporters: You’re invited to join CFA in Long Beach on Nov. 17 as we Fight for Five!

The day-long event will include a march, rallies, entertainment and speakers.

For more information and to sign up, go to www.calfac.org/we-can-do-it.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Personal Holiday

As we approach the end of this calendar year (Dec. 31) it’s important to know that every faculty employee is entitled to one Personal Holiday each year.


Links of the Week

Why CSU faculty are taking a strike vote: Guest Commentary
Long Beach Press Telegram
First and foremost, California State University faculty began a strike vote because we care about what happens to our students. We want to be able to focus on teaching them and on making our students successful.