Tentative Agreement Updates

Important information on CFA’s Tentative Agreement for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This victory was achieved through persistent and powerful pressure by our members, who kept each other informed and attended many solidarity actions throughout 2021. 

The Tentative Agreement we arrived at provides a contract for all CFA members and moves us forward on many anti-racism and social justice work.  We recognize that our work always continues: in areas where we didn’t get everything we wanted, we created places to move those policies forward and involve more faculty.

Tentative Agreement FAQs

Tentative Agreement FAQs

Have questions about the Tentative Agreement? Get them answered here.

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You Must be a Dues-Paying Member in Good Standing to Vote on the Tentative Agreement

Tentative Agreement Summary

Tentative Agreement Summary

It was faculty action that made this agreement possible. Only in the past month, after faculty members loudly and clearly communicated that we want a fair contract that acknowledges our dedication and service to students, did we see the movement from management that we were demanding: movement on salary and in in-range progression, range elevation, movement on anti-racism and social justice proposals, and more.

Read the Tentative Agreement summary.

Read the Tentative Agreement

Tracked-Changes Tentative Agreement

To compare changes from the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Tentative Agreement, click here.

All-Faculty Bargaining Meetings

All-Faculty Bargaining Meetings

CFA members pose with signs supporting a fair contract.

The CFA Bargaining Team is holding a series of Zoom sessions for faculty to learn more about the Tentative Agreement. See dates and registration details below.

January 19, 2 to 3:30 p.m., register here.

January 20, 6 to 7:30 p.m., register here.

January 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., register here.

January 26, 5 to 6:30 p.m., register here.

January 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m., register here.

Ratification Voting Dates

Ratification Voting Dates

Members can cast yes or no votes on the Tentative Agreement between January 18 and February 2. A simple majority for either side prevails.

Dues-paying members of CFA are eligible to vote. To sign up for CFA membership, click here.  Not sure if you’re a member? Find out here: membership@calfac.org.

A “yes” vote means: CFA leaders and CSU management would work on implementing the final Collective Bargaining Agreement. CSU management would work on getting respective salary increases through payroll and into members’ paychecks. Working groups would begin meeting to develop their respective policies. 

A “no” vote means: Faculty would get none of the negotiated raises and we would continue to work under an expired contract, without its protections.  For example, grievances would not have to go to arbitration, and management would not have to honor the cultural taxation or probationary faculty assigned time provisions. The Bargaining Team would go back to the table with management to re-open the contract on all articles. If an agreement cannot be reached, we would again go through the statutory process of impasse, mediation, and fact finding, followed by potential work action and unilateral imposition.  It has taken us 20 months to get to this Tentative Agreement; we should expect that restarting the process could mean we are working without a contract for at least this long, if not longer.


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CFA members can click the button below and fill out the form with any questions and comments you have about our Tentative Agreement.

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