CFA Headlines • September 18, 2019

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CFA Passionately, Defiantly Calls on CalPERS to End its Investments in Private Prison Operators…and Evokes a Response

On Monday, more than 40 CFA activists converged on CalPERS’ headquarters, marking the latest action in our union’s months long campaign to compel the pension system to end its investments in private prison operators CoreCivic and GEO Group. However, this meeting played out differently than previous ones.


CSU Board of Trustees to Discuss 2020 Budget, Executive Pay, New Admissions Rules

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the CSU Board of Trustees will convene for its bi-monthly meeting at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. CFA leaders along with students from Students for Quality Education will be in attendance to deliver public comments on both days. We urge faculty members to tune in online, where there is a livestream of the meeting.


Bargaining Survey Hits Inboxes this Thursday!

With our current contract set to expire on June 30, 2020, CFA is working diligently to solicit input from all members to identify important issues in successor bargaining. This is central to the work we do as a labor union and foundational for our work as faculty in serving our students. However, it cannot happen in the right way, unless you play an active role in the process, from beginning to end.


In Other News…

WEEK OF EVENTS AT SFSU TO MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ETHNIC STUDIES: Next month, San Francisco State University will mark the 50th anniversary of the social movement and student-led strike that ultimately led to the establishment of Ethnic Studies as a discipline in the United States.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: What to do when you want to report discrimination, harassment, or retaliation

Article 16 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the “Non-Discrimination” article, “prohibits discrimination against faculty unit employees on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, medical condition, or veteran status.”


Links of the Week

California college students’ biggest struggle is juggling jobs to pay for food and housing, survey finds
LA Times
Nearly two-thirds of California students say their biggest obstacle to succeeding in college is costs—including food and shelter—and juggling jobs with school, according to a survey released Thursday by the California Student Aid Commission.