CFA Headlines • September 14, 2016

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What do you want to see in the next contract?

Faculty continue to participate in bargaining meetings this week with CFA leaders, who are on campus to discuss bargaining the next contract, as well as issues and ideas raised by members.

Meetings are being held this week at Dominguez Hills, Fresno, and San Francisco.

Click here to view meeting dates, times. and locations by campus.


Benefits Tip: How our health plan rates are determined

Every year, all of the medical providers participating in CalPERS determine their own premium rates for the coming calendar year, based on market conditions and their own bottom line. Neither CFA, nor CalPERS, has any influence in determining rates.


Faculty advocate for Prop 55 throughout state

Today marks just 55 days until the Nov. 8 election, and faculty throughout the state are encouraging voters to vote YES on Prop 55.


Solidarity for fellow K-12, university educators

From K-12 to higher education, educators this week are facing lockouts, taking strike votes and walking picket lines in an effort to secure badly needed fair pay, improve working conditions, and protect student learning environments.

CFA stands shoulder to shoulder with all of our colleagues facing these struggles, and has issued statements of support for faculty at Long Island University in New York, faculty in the state university system of Pennsylvania, and Yuba City teachers.


CFA supports Standing Rock ‘water protectors’

CFA took a stand this week in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and coalition of Native leaders and activists, who are fighting against the Dakota Access pipeline threatening their sacred land and only source of clean water.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Get acquainted with your evaluation criteria & procedures

With the start of a new academic year, this Faculty Rights Tip should be of interest to all faculty including coaches, counselors, librarians, lecturers, probationary, and tenured faculty.


Links of the Week

California farmworker overtime bill signed by Jerry Brown
Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown, a one-time champion of farmworker causes whose relationship with farm labor appeared to fray in recent years, signed legislation Monday granting agricultural workers the same right to overtime pay as other Californians.