CFA Mission Statement


The California Faculty Association is the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the California State University faculty, including tenure-track faculty, Lecturers, Librarians, counselors and coaches.

According to the CFA Bylaws:

The CFA is established to strengthen the cause of higher education for the public good; to promote and maintain the standards and ideals of the profession; to provide a democratic voice for employees in higher education; to provide legislative advocacy; and to maintain collective bargaining agreements covering salaries, working conditions, and other items and conditions of employment. The Association shall seek:

a. To obtain explicit guarantees of academic freedom, tenure, and academic due process;

b. To create orderly and clear procedures for prompt consideration of problems and grievances;

c. To promote and protect the professional and economic interests of CFA and all bargaining unit members;

d. To promote unity among employees and thereby enhance the effectiveness of the CFA in representing these employees; and

e. To promote racial and social justice and thereby challenge systems of racial oppression and social inequity.