CFA Headlines • September 11, 2019


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CFA Ramps Up Campaign to Stop CalPERS Investments in Private Migrant Detention

Next week, CFA activists will again elevate their calls for CalPERS to stop investing in private prison operators CoreCivic and GEO Group by attending and commenting at a meeting of its Investment Committee on September 16th. This will mark the fourth consecutive Board meeting that members will have rallied at since CFA adopted a resolution to actively engage CalPERS on the matter at our 89th Assembly in April. For the record, the pension fund’s total investment in the companies amounts to just $11.4 million out of a total portfolio of $360 billion.


Unconscious Bias and Interrupting Racism Workshops Underscore CFA Core Values, Serve as Learnable Moments for Faculty

A fundamental element of CFA’s mission is our pledge to promote anti-racism and social justice and supporting that commitment through meaningful action. One important way that we pursue this is by hosting educational workshops for our members that foster an environment of deep, collaborative learning.


Bargaining is Coming!

Our current contract ends June 30, 2020. In preparation for successful negotiations, the bargaining team needs your input. We need to know what issues are important to you so that we can focus our work at the bargaining table. We also need to know that faculty are ready to come together and fight, if necessary, to obtain a fair contract. CFA members will receive an email next week with a link to a bargaining survey. This survey is where CFA members communicate to the bargaining team the issues that they think should be addressed in bargaining.


In Other News…

BILL TO END STATE CONTRACTS FOR PRIVATE PRISONS HEADS TO SENATE FLOOR: AB 32 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta would prohibit the California Department of Corrections from entering into contracts with private, for profit prison operators on or after January 1, 2020.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: I Need a Union Rep!

Have you (or someone you know) ever been called into a meeting with an administrator and you were not quite sure what the meeting was about? And once in the meeting realized you were being questioned or investigated about some issue for which you might be disciplined, reprimanded, or otherwise negatively affected? You need, and are entitled to have, a union representative or another advocate of your choosing with you at that meeting. 


Links of the Week

What happened to California’s crackdown on for-profit colleges?
Just a few months ago, California’s Democratic-controlled legislature seemed poised to pass the nation’s toughest restrictions on for-profit colleges. School owners publicly fretted that they’d have to shut down.