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CFA Headlines • April 2, 2014

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89 days to go until the faculty contract expires—Join in the Countdown

Wednesday, April 2 marked 89 days remaining until the faculty current contract with the CSU expires. (Check the “CFA Contract Countdown Clock” for the exact time to expiration, down to the second.)

CFA members are counting down the days throughout the 23-campus university system with events, banners, door signs and meetings.

The 100-Day Contract Countdown signals our shared determination to win a fair contract in the negotiations that are now underway.

Join in.

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Update from the CFA Bargaining Team

During the two days following the CSU Trustees meeting, CFA’s Bargaining Team met with the CSU administration on March 27 and 28 at the Chancellor’s Office to continue its work negotiating toward a fair contract.

CFA introduced issues addressing extended education and continued discussions on appointment and evaluation.

There are 15 more meetings scheduled before the faculty contract expires on June 30. CFA plans to have all of its issues before management by early May. 

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Final All-Faculty CFA meetings this Spring coming up

The final All-Faculty meetings with CFA Officers and Bargaining Team members will happen this Friday at Fresno and April 16 at Monterey Bay.

Click here to see the details at these campuses

All those who gave presentations appreciate the attendance and concern expressed by the many faculty who have attended these sessions on their campuses.

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CFA lobbies for CSU funding, legislation

More than 100 faculty, staff and students gathered at the State Capitol for CFA Lobby Days April 1-2 to advocate for the funding the CSU needs and for two bills that would protect students in our public university.

The faculty-student-staff lobbyists were greeted by former faculty members who are now Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (San Diego State) and Raul Bocanegra (CSU Northridge).

They educated legislators on two bills to address problems that could profoundly affect our students.

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Fresno Lecturers win first vote on department chair

Persistence paid off for Lecturers in Fresno’s Communication Department last week when they voted for the first time in the election of their department chair.

In October, an arbitrator ruled on a grievance in their favor on the Lecturers’ assertion that CSU Fresno violated the faculty contract by not allowing them to vote in the election. 

That arbitration award applies only to Lecturers in the Communication Department at Fresno State.

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Students oppose “success” fees; protest at CSU Trustees meeting

Some 60 students raised their voices against student fee hikes at the CSU Trustees meeting last Wednesday, protesting the latest rash of fee hikes in the form of CSU campus “success” fees.

In the days just prior to the protest, CSU Fullerton was the latest to get chancellor approval for this type of fee hike.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week—The Fee Waiver Program

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.

FACULTY RIGHTS TIP—THE FEE WAIVER PROGRAM

The CSU Faculty Fee Waiver program is a valuable benefit for faculty members, our spouses, domestic partners, or dependent children up to age 25. Article 26 of the contract articulates the details of the Fee Waiver Program.

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Links of the Week • April 2, 2014

CSU Trustees appoint Lisa A. Rossbacher as HSU president
Times-Standard
The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees has named Lisa A. Rossbacher as president of Humboldt State University (HSU). Rossbacher …

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