CFA Headlines • September 13, 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE: CalPERS members, who include most CSU faculty, have the right to vote on those who sit on the CalPERS Board of Administration. CFA has joined other labor unions in endorsing David Miller and Michael Bilbrey in the election underway now through Oct. 2. They are committed to protecting our pensions and keeping CalPERS strong. Learn more and find voting instructions at http://www.voteunion.com. Please vote by Oct. 2.

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CFA-sponsored bill protecting undocu-scholars passes Senate

A CFA-sponsored bill that aims to safeguard undocumented students, faculty, and staff in California’s public universities from harmful federal immigration policies has passed the state Legislature.


CalPERS Open Enrollment is here!

The open enrollment period for those covered by CalPERS health plans is underway—if you decide to make changes, don’t delay.


Faculty Rights Tip: Reimbursement for Campus Counselor Licensing Fees

Article 25.5 of our Faculty Contract provides a way for Counselor Faculty to be reimbursed for all normal or customary credential or licensing fees that they need to maintain.

It states:


In Other News

IMMIGRATION RESOURCES: We’ve updated the CFA website to include a new page, “Immigration & the CSU.” There, you’ll find information and resources for immigrants and those helping members of our undocumented communities. Download and print a “Know Your Rights” card, find links to FAQs and more: https://www.calfac.org/immigration-csu

DACA RENEWAL WORKSHOP (NORCAL): A collaboration of city, community, and local organizations in San Francisco are hosting a free DACA renewal workshop from 1-5 pm Saturday, Sept. 23 at Mission High School, 3750 18th St, San Francisco.


Links of the Week

When it comes to affordable college education, conservative Tennessee has so-called progressive California beat
LA Times
California’s Democratic politicians and activists talk big about being so-called progressives. But on one thing, they’re downright reactionary when compared with hard-right Tennessee.