CFA Headlines • September 17, 2014

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Talks on Faculty Contract resume this week

CFA’s Bargaining Team will be back at the table with the Chancellor’s Office negotiators this Thursday and Friday.

The resumption follows a brief hiatus marked by a Trustees meeting. During this time, CFA Officers and Bargaining Team members have gone to the campuses for Bargaining Update Meetings where they laid out for CFA members the issues that still need resolution in order to settle the faculty contract.

Those Update Meetings continue at more campuses.


Attend your CFA campus chapter Bargaining Update

Bargaining Update Meetings continue at the campuses. CFA’s Officers and Bargaining Team members urge all faculty to participate.


Now is the time to return your CalPERS election ballot; Vote Theresa Taylor!

It’s time for CFA members to return our ballots in the election to fill the State Employees seat on the CalPERS Board of Administration. Ballots must be in the CalPERS office by Mon., Sept. 29. Be sure your ballot arrives in time—PLEASE MAIL YOUR BALLOT NOW.


CSU Trustees prep early to request better state funding in 2015/16

The CSU Trustees Committee on Finance took an early look this month at a draft funding request the Trustees could submit to the governor later this year for the 2015/16 CSU budget.

While the Governor has indicated that he will provide the CSU with a 4% increase ($119.5 million) in the 2015/16 budget, the CSU draft budget asks for an additional $116.5 million for a total of $236 million.


Faculty Rights ‘Tip of the Week’: Health benefits for part-time faculty

Part-time Lecturers and coaches qualify for health benefits through the CalPERS system if they are appointed for 6 WTUs (weighted teaching units) or more for one semester (on semester campuses) or two consecutive quarters (on quarter campuses).


Climate Action Forum at San Francisco State

The San Francisco State Chapter of CFA is co-hosting a climate justice film festival on campus as part of the Climate Action Forum, Oct. 13-16.

The Forum also includes a presentation at 2-4 pm Oct. 16 at the McKenna Theater by global climate activist Bill McKibben. The SF CFA chapter will film his talk for use by other CFA Chapters and other organizations on any of the CSU campuses.

The film series will be shown from 4-6 pm Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at the Library Room 121. All events are free and wheelchair accessible.

Event sponsors include the Environmental Studies Program/School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE), Fossil Free SFSU, Eco-Students, SF State Chapter of CFA and more.

If your chapter is interested, please contact Phil Klasky, a leader in the CFA SF State Chapter, at (415) 531-6890, or email him at pklasky@sfsu.edu.


Links of the Week

Cal State University hopes for $236 million increase from state

Inland Daily Bulletin

Less than three months after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget, finance officials for Cal State University are back on their calculators in hopes of reaping more money this year.

CSU board fields wage, harassment complaints

Daily Titan (CSU Fullerton)