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CFA Headlines • October 16, 2019

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ARBITRATION DECISION ON NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION SUPPORTS CFA, NEW CSU FACULTY

Arbitrator Morris E. Davis recently awarded CFA much of what we asked for and sought through bargaining over new faculty orientation and greater access to faculty employees.

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CFA ENDORSES A LONGTIME MEMBER, BEGINS LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020 ELECTION CYCLE

The California Faculty Association is pleased to announce its endorsement of Assemblymember Susan Eggman in her bid to represent California’s 5th Senate District, which Cathleen Galgiani currently represents. Prior to winning election to the State Assembly, Eggman had served as a fulltime Associate Professor of Social Work at CSU Sacramento and has been a dues-paying member of CFA since 2001. She is also one of several CFA members our union has previously endorsed. CFA joins Governor Gavin Newsom, SEIU California, Equality California and a number of local elected officials, including Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, in backing Eggman.

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THOUSANDS OF CFA MEMBERS SHARE PRIORITIES WITH THE BARGAINING TEAM

CFA’s Bargaining Team is in the midst of preparing for what is sure to be a challenging collective bargaining fight over the next several months, with our contract due to sunset on June 30, 2020. In order to develop our proposals and make the best possible case to management, the team is soliciting input from members.

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In Other News…

GOVERNOR NEWSOM DECLARES OCTOBER 14 “INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY”: Just two days ago, Governor Gavin Newsom took the important step of issuing a proclamation to recognize October 14 as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” putting an end – at least in California – to what has been a shameful celebration of Christopher Columbus’ campaign of oppression and extermination directed at Native Americans 500 years ago.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: What’s in your Personnel Action File? (Part 2)

Every faculty member has a Personnel Action File (PAF). It’s the only official personnel file for employment information and information that may be relevant to personnel recommendations or actions. 

Occasionally an administrator may seek to put information into a faculty member’s PAF that is not part of the regular periodic review. Article 11 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement outlines the due process that must be followed in these cases. 

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Links of the Week

What’s at Stake in Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Whether Unions Can Bargain for the Entire Working Class
In These Times
““Solving Chicago’s affordable housing crisis? What’s that got to do with a labor contract for educators?”

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