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CFA HEADLINES: Town Hall for COVID Relief, CSU Funding Restored in State COVID-19 Relief Deal, New Deal for Higher Ed

 

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Don’t Miss Tonight’s Virtual Town Hall for COVID Relief!

There’s still time to register for tonight’s virtual town hall to discuss COVID-19 relief.

The town hall runs from 6 to 7 p.m. and will feature several CFA members who are juggling working from home

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CFA Joins Scholars Proposing New Deal for Higher Education

CFA President Charles Toombs joined other educators recently proposing a New Deal for Higher Education.

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CSU Funding Restored in State COVID-19 Relief Deal

Governor Gavin Newsom, Speaker Anthony Rendon and Pro Tem Toni Atkins announced today that the previously enacted $299 million reduction to the CSU budget for 2020-21 is being restored under a COVID-19 economic recovery package. CFA appreciates the restoration of funds and looks forward to working with the CSU to restore the jobs and course sections that were lost when the funding reduction was instituted in F

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In Other News…

REGISTER FOR CFA’S EQUITY WEEK MARCH 10-13: CFA’s Equity Conference is back, and as our meetings remain virtual, the event has been expanded to Equity Week! Join CFA activists for panels and workshops March 10 through 13 as we connect for co-liberation. 

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Thinking about Retirement? Know Your Rights to the FERP and PRTB Programs

Our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) provides two programs for tenured faculty who are close to retirement. Article 29 covers the provisions for the Faculty Early Retirement (FERP) program and Article 30 covers the Pre-Retirement Reduction in Time Base (PRTB) program.

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Links of the Week

L.A. School Board Cuts its Police Force and Diverts Funds for Black Student Achievement
Los Angeles Times
In a major overhaul of the Los Angeles School Police Department, the Board of Education on Tuesday approved a plan that cuts a third of its officers, bans the use of pepper spray on students and diverts funds from the department to improve the education of Black students.