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CFA Statement of Support for UC-AFT Union Currently Bargaining with University of California

The California Faculty Association (CFA) supports our fellow higher education union, the UC-AFT, in its ongoing bargaining negotiations with the University of California.

CFA shares the same commitment for our work and caring deeply about the well-being and success of our students, and we link arm-in-arm in solidarity with UC-AFT in the fight to protect and safeguard the most vulnerable faculty members.

CFA supports UC-AFT in its following demands: 1) hire back current UC-AFT faculty whose short-term contracts expire June 30; 2) issue those appointments months in advance so faculty have time to prepare to teach high quality classes; 3) zero layoffs of continuing (career) UC-AFT faculty; 4) guarantee sufficient supplies and resources — and reimbursement of out of pocket costs for those UC faculty bought on their own dime; 5) do not compel anyone who is immunocompromised (or has health risks) or safety concerns to be physically present on campus; and 6) acquire adequate PPE, properly disinfect all facilities disinfecting, and test all campus workers.

We have advocated for our members while emphasizing this to the CSU leadership during our current COVID-19 crisis, and we will do the same with our fellow union brothers and sisters in their campaign with the UC leadership: now is not the time to cut positions and healthcare for our front line educators.

 

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA FACULTY ASSOCIATION: CFA represents more than 29,000 tenure-line instructional faculty, lecturers, librarians, counselors, and coaches on the 23 campuses of the California State University system, from Humboldt State in the north, to San Diego State in the south. Learn more about CFA at calfac.org and visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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