CFA Headlines • October 12, 2016

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Is an hour of your time worth $250 million?

Proposition 55 doesn’t just benefit Californians by providing critical funding for K-14 public education. It also would help protect state funding for the CSU system—about $250 million per year to be specific.


CFA leader to Assembly Higher Ed Committee: Racism, implicit bias wreaking havoc on CSU

CFA leader Cecil Canton spoke truth to power about racism plaguing the California State University during an Assembly Higher Education Committee hearing last week.


Final campus meetings on next contract being held, bargaining survey coming soon

Campus meetings about bargaining have taken place on nearly every CSU campus, but a few more opportunities to talk to the CFA Bargaining Team remain. A handful of campus meetings are being held this week and our bargaining survey will be sent to CFA members week.


Tell CalPERS what you think about the fund’s tobacco investment policy

CalPERS will host a webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 18 for all “stakeholders” in CalPERS on the fund’s investment policy related to tobacco, a very profitable industry.

Stakeholders, which include CSU faculty who are CalPERS members and retired CSU faculty who receive CalPERS pensions, are invited to listen, and to submit public comment online about your opinion on investing in tobacco.


Fall 2016 California Faculty magazine now available

Have you had a chance to read the 2016 California Faculty magazine?

Our newest edition of California Faculty is now available in print on all 23 campuses and online.


Faculty Rights reps learn more about protecting faculty, working conditions

Last week, advocates from all of the CSU campuses met at CFA headquarters in Sacramento to review faculty rights, including advocacy for faculty dealing with Executive Orders 1096 and 1097.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: More on Weingarten Rights in the CSU

Last week’s tip was about Weingarten rights. The following notice went out to faculty at San Bernardino as a reminder to all faculty about their rights when facing potential discipline. While the notice is specific to the San Bernardino campus, the rights and principles articulated apply to all faculty at all campuses in the CSU.


Links of the Week

CFA voices strong support for Prop 55
Golden Gate XPress