CFA Board of Directors approve bargaining focus; leaders to ‘sunshine’ issues at CSU Trustees meeting

CFA’s Board of Directors on July 6 unanimously adopted areas of the contract the union plans to negotiate with CSU management, which will be presented to the CSU Board of Trustees during their meeting later this month in Long Beach.

The proposals for full successor contract negotiations follow extensive consultation with CFA members, results from a thorough bargaining survey and leadership meetings held on all 23 CSU campuses over the past year. The plan is based on recommendations from CFA’s Bargaining Team and Contract Development and Bargaining Strategy Committee.

The union signaled its plan to fight for improved salaries, maintain pension and health care benefits at current levels, address problems related to tenure density, fairness in faculty hiring and appointments, workload issues, and improve the quality of life on the job.

Click here to read the document outlining the issues CFA plans to negotiate.

The administration’s initial proposals can be viewed here (see page 4).

 This is the first time the two sides will return to the bargaining table since reaching agreement on the April 2016 Salary Settlement, which followed CFA’s fierce Fight for Five efforts. In the spring of 2016, the union was poised to strike for five days on all 23 campuses, but the union secured significant salary gains for faculty and reached agreement with CSU management on April 8, 2016, just days before the strike would have been held.

Negotiations over CFA’s contract are scheduled to begin in August.

CFA leaders plan to present the proposals to the CSU Trustees during their July 18-19 meeting.

The meeting can be viewed live online by clicking here.