CFA Headlines October 1, 2013

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CFA announces move to successor contract bargaining

Today CFA officially notified the CSU Administration of its intent to commence bargaining a “successor contract” for CSU faculty as well as to renegotiate the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Maritime Academy’s summer cruise assignments.

The current agreement between CFA and the CSU Chancellor’s Office for Unit 3: Faculty in the CSU expires on June 30, 2014. 


Taiz tells Trustees it’s time for a better “bargaining culture”

CFA President Lillian Taiz addressed the CSU Board of Trustees last Wednesday to share CFA’s hope for a new and better tone in bargaining as the sides enter the statutory process to negotiate the faculty’s next collective bargaining agreement.


CFA bargaining info meetings scheduled at CSU campuses

Bargaining Meetings

All faculty are invited to meetings with CFA Officers and Bargaining Team members at your campus about the process and issues in negotiating the faculty’s next contract.


Faculty rights tip of the week: Peer Review Committees (for Review, Tenure & Promotion)


In this new regular feature in CFA Headlines, we run a brief “faculty rights tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

Peer Review Committees (for Review, Tenure, & Promotion)

Each academic year every department or equivalent unit must elect a peer review committee of tenured employees for the purpose of reviewing and recommending individuals for probationary appointments. (Article 12.22)


See new CFA Guide to Health Benefits Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment

CFA has now posted a guide to help faculty members understand our health benefits and the open enrollment process. The guide is prepared by CSU San Marcos business professor George Diehr, an elected member of the CalPERS Board of Administration


Campus Equity Week coming to CSU & nation’s campuses, Oct 28-Nov 2

Faculty organizations across the U.S., including on most CSU campuses, are preparing for a week of programs, lectures and more to speak out on issues undermining higher education on our campuses.


Links of the week

Gov. Jerry Brown on CSU, state budget: be more realistic