CFA Headlines • September 2, 2015

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Bargaining Update: First day of mediation unsuccessful

CFA Bargaining Team members met Aug. 31 with CSU management and a state-appointed mediator, but despite their best efforts to show how badly faculty are suffering financially, no progress was made.


CFA chapters holding campus events statewide

CFA Chapters throughout the state are holding events and actions to educate faculty about our Fight for Five and our commitment to win fair salary increases for faculty.

Click here to view a listing of events by campus.


CFA activists to raise salary concerns at CSU Trustees’ meeting

CFA members, activists, and leaders will be at the CSU Trustees meeting in Long Beach next week, September 8-9, to once again advocate on behalf of faculty and the work we do to provide high quality public education to California students.

While there is no collective bargaining discussion scheduled for open session, CFA members will be at the Board meeting both days, delivering the message that a 2% raise is unacceptable.


Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Lecturers and Canceled Classes

Here’s a timely tip for Lecturers who may be assigned to a class that gets canceled in the first few weeks of the term. (From Article 12.5)

“… If a class is canceled prior to the third class meeting, the temporary employee shall be paid the portion of the term worked prior to the cancellation. If a class is canceled after the third class meeting, the temporary employee shall either be paid for the remaining portion of the class assignment or provided an alternate work assignment…”


Links of the Week

The Signal (Cal State Stanislaus)
The California State University (CSU) and California Faculty Association (CFA) are currently at an impasse over salary negotiations for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The State Mediation and Conciliation Service has appointed a mediator who will assist in trying to get both sides to move toward an agreement. The first mediation session will be held on Aug 31 in Sacramento.