CFA Headlines • November 7, 2018

In this edition, we are celebrating many election victories, including a welcome of our new Governor, Gavin Newsom, and many statewide and local candidates. Thank you to all our members for your activism and enthusiasm this election season!

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Hundreds of students, faculty support Governor-elect Gavin Newsom at CFA-hosted rally

Energy and excitement infused the San Diego State campus on Friday, Nov. 2, as CFA hosted a special rally for our new Governor, Gavin Newsom.


CFA activists volunteer thousands of hours to turn out the vote, celebrate wins

Faculty activists were out in force on Tuesday to get out the vote, capping off months of hard work volunteering for candidates who will help defend quality public higher education and are committed to racial and social justice.

In the roughly three months leading up to the November 6 General Election, CFA activists from Humboldt to San Diego volunteered more than 3,000 hours of political action precinct walking for CFA-endorsed candidates, in addition to calling CFA members and texting voters on behalf of Gavin Newsom for Governor and Tony Thurmond for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Cal State LA student activist files suit claiming DACA denial is retaliation

A Cal State LA student activist has filed a federal lawsuit after her DACA application was unfairly rejected due to her immigration activism.

Claudia Rueda, 23, was arrested in May 2017 near her home and was held in custody for about two weeks. Rueda is an immigrant rights activist who came to the U.S. as a young child, and was able to successfully get her mother released after she was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Personal Holiday

With the approaching end of the current calendar year it’s useful to know that every faculty employee is entitled to one Personal Holiday each year. Our faculty contract states:


In Other News…

GET IN THE KNOW: The CSU Board of Trustees are scheduled to talk about the proposed state budget allocation request, student mental health services, and executive compensation at its next meeting, which will be held Nov. 13-14 at the CSU Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach.

With budget season on the horizon, Trustees plan to ask for an additional $456 million in general state funding. Their proposed CSU budget also assumes $98.3 million in new tuition revenue from proposed enrollment growth of 5 percent.


Links of the Week

What a divided Congress means for higher education
Inside Higher Education