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CSU faculty to conduct a strike vote this April

CSU Faculty on Strike

The California Faculty Association’s Board of Directors has called for a CFA strike vote to be held in April on the faculty’s successor contract that is now in mediation.

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Making History & Protecting Our Future
President’s Column

Lillian Taiz, CFA President
By Lillian Taiz
President, California Faculty Association
History, Cal State Los Angeles

Dear Colleagues,

It has only been a few months since faculty members held an historic and successful one-day strike on two of our campuses, CSU Dominguez Hills and CSU East Bay.


Impact Of Privatization On CSU Faculty And Bargaining Our Contract

By Elizabeth Hoffman, Kevin Wehr & Andy Merrifield
CFA Bargaining Team members

Bargaining the next faculty contract has been so difficult that the process is now in mediation.

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Western Governors University is in your state, deconstructing the Academy
Declaring the failure of public education as we have known it, large forces including top elected leaders are cultivating an experiment


The Lumina Foundation for Education has called on the United States to increase the proportion of the population that holds a postsecondary degree or credential to 60 percent by the year 2025.

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Governor’s 2012 state budget plan
Tied to a tax initiative, massive cuts & continued hardship for the CSU

State Budget Protest
By Brian Ferguson
CFA Communications Specialist

On January 6, Gov. Jerry Brown released his proposed $92.6 billion California state spending plan for 2012/13. The budget is tied to a proposed initiative to increase temporarily the sales tax and the personal income tax on upper-income earners, raising an estimated $6.9 billion for the state.

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‘Corporate Deception Act’ would destroy union political activism
2012 ballot measure designed to attack workers’ strengths, silence union voices

Stop the Corporate Deception Act

The Corporate Deception Act (aka Paycheck Deception) is designed to silence the voices of workers and strengthen the political influence of giant multi-national corporations. This ballot initiative has qualified to appear on the November 2012 general election ballot.

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CFA Legislation 2012

CFA’s legislative team solicited policy ideas from CFA members in late 2011 and developed them into potential legislation.

The items below are ideas CFA is pursuing in 2012.

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News Notes: Spring 2012

Equity Conference 2012

CSU Employees Union Settles Contract with Chancellor

While CFA and CSU Management remain at odds in contract talks, members of the California State University Employees Union, which represents staff in CSU Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7 and 9, have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with Chancellor’s Office representatives.

The tentative agreement must still be ratified by CSUEU members and the Trustees.

Some details of the tentative agreement canbe found at