CFA Headlines • October 31, 2018

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Pay raise starts tomorrow; in checks Dec. 1

Effective November 1, 2018, all CSU faculty will get a 3.5% bump in pay—what is known as a General Salary Increase (GSI). The new dollars will appear in December 1 paychecks, since we are paid each month after we have done the work.


Voter turnout will be decisive in electing pro-CSU candidates on Nov 6

If you want to have an impact on the future of the CSU, your most important step this week is to vote for pro-CSU candidates. The next is to help our union CFA to convince others to vote, too.


Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction

In a race that pits a charter school exec against a social worker to lead California’s Dept. of Education as Superintendent of Public Instruction, it is big money versus educators.


Faculty Rights Tip: Two kinds of grievances

The collective bargaining agreement provides two methods for the filing and processing of a grievance. They are referred to as the contract grievance track and the statutory grievance track.

The statutory track provides for a Faculty Hearing Committee to review the grievance and may, as a practical matter, involve claims which range far beyond direct contract violations.

The contract grievance track does not use a Faculty Hearing Committee and, as a practical matter, tends to focus on violations of the collective bargaining agreement.


In Other News

CFA LEADER INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME: CFA Assembly Delegate Isidro Ortíz was honored by his alma mater last week when he was inducted into Stanford University’s Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame. The honor, begun in 1995, recognizes exceptional success in education and contributions to community and society. Ortíz, who is a professor in the Dept. of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State, was the top nominee this year for his teaching, research and mentoring of students.


Links of the Week • October 31, 2018

California Faculty Association Women Seeking Equity in The Academy
KHSU-FM Public Radio Magazine
CFA representatives Audrena Redmond and Sharon Elise visited Humboldt State University for two causes—meeting with their constituents ahead of the upcoming negotiations of their collective bargaining agreement; and supporting the Justice for Josiah movement.