CFA Headlines • September 21, 2016

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Faculty Reminder: CFA meetings on our contract underway

CFA chapters at Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dominguez Hills held faculty meetings on their respective campuses last week to confer with CFA Officers and members of the CFA Bargaining Team on what comes next regarding the faculty contract.

Meetings are scheduled at many other campuses. Check here to view the dates & times on your campus


CSU Academic Senate & CSU Trustees endorse Prop 55

The CSU Academic Senate and the CSU Board of Trustees stepped up this week with endorsements to Vote Yes on Prop 55.

Lillian Taiz, CFA Political Action & Legislation Chair, told the Trustees CFA is ready to work with them, including at phone banks and precinct walks to get Prop 55 passed.


CFA addresses Trustees on Ethnic Studies Task Force Report, more

CFA President Jen Eagan, CFA Secretary Molly Talcott, and CFA Bargaining Team Chair Kevin Wehr addressed the CSU Trustees on Tuesday morning.


Governor signs bill to create Ethnic Studies curriculum for Grades 9-12

SEPTEMBER 2016—Gov. Brown, who is considering which bills to sign into law before the September 30, 2016 deadline, signed AB 2016 into law last week.


Standing up to attacks on faculty, public worker pensions

Public worker pensions, including those for CSU faculty, came under attack last week in articles produced in tandem by the Los Angeles Times and CalMatters, a conservative news site.


Celebration of Gus Lease, October 1 at San José State

People and organizations touched by the energy and song of Gus Lease, who passed away two weeks ago, will join in a celebration of his life on Saturday, October 1 at 1:00 pm in the Music Concert Hall at San José State.


Faculty Rights Tip: Lecturer Range Elevation (and 5% salary increase) and Campus Deadlines

With the beginning of a new academic term, it’s important for returning lecturers to know about the criteria and deadlines for applying for Range Elevation.

Range Elevation, refers to an increase in salary for faculty on temporary appointments by movement from one salary range to the next. Lecturers become eligible to apply for range elevation when they have at least five years of service in their current range and have no more eligibility for service salary increases (SSIs).  


Links of the Week • September 21, 2016

Yuba City Teachers,District Reach Tentative Agreement
Capital Public Radio News

Ballot measure to extend income tax hike has strong support, poll finds
Los Angeles Times