CFA HEADLINES • October 28, 2020


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Fasten Your Seatbelts: CFA Bargaining Has Begun!

The CFA Bargaining Team is back to negotiations with management, and right out of the gate proposed strong changes to the contract.


CFA Counts Down to Election Day by Turning Out Voters

We are within a week of a decisive election, and over half of CFA members have already voted!  That matches statewide trends of high early voting, where about 2.5 times more people have voted early compared to 2016.


Special Headlines Next Week

Due to Election Day next week and the anticipated time needed to count ballots from record voter turnout, CFA Headlines will not publish next Wednesday.  Instead, a Special Headlines will come out next Thursday.  Happy Voting!



In Other News…

Black students and Faculty at EB

CFA AGAINST EXECUTIVE RAISES AS CSU TRUSTEES SET VOTE THIS WEEK:The CSU Board of Trustees will announce on Thursday new presidents for East Bay and Northridge, and vote on their compensation. CFA leaders will speak to both of these issues during public session on Thursday. You can view CSU board meetings here.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: How to Read the Litigation Hold Messages to Faculty

The CSU has been named in a number of lawsuits from students and classes of students who seek refunds of fees paid for instruction and services in this time of COVID-19 and campus closures. Because of the lawsuits, CSU administrators and employees are admonished not to destroy records that the plaintiffs may seek in the course of discovery. Records include email, syllabi, exams, other digital and printed documents, as well as Zoom or class recordings that faculty make.


Links of the Week

Is It Time for All Students to Take Ethnic Studies?
Inside Higher Ed
As ethnic studies requirements are put in place in California, capping years of struggle, educators discuss why it’s important to talk about race in the classroom.