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CFA Headlines • April 5, 2017

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CFA goes to The Capitol; faculty lobby for CSU funding, key legislation

APRIL 2017—CFA Lobby Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday was an empowering experience for the 170 faculty and students who rallied, talked with news media, and most important, met with State Assemblymembers and Senators about the California State University.

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CFA honors CSU grads now in the State Legislature

APRIL 2017—CFA Lobby Day kicked off Tuesday night with a celebration of the 37 State Assemblymembers and State Senators who have attended a CSU campus.

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What’s on CFA’s 2017 Legislative Agenda?
Protecting the People's University

Protecting the CSU students and faculty, and maintaining the high quality of public higher education in the state is a focal point of CFA’s work. 

One of the ways we do that is by working with lawmakers on legislation that could further improve and protect the People’s University.

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“Safe Campus Resolution” adopted by CFA Assembly Delegates

Delegates to the 85th CFA Assembly voted last week to adopt a “Resolution to Designate the CSU System a Safe Zone for Students and Families Threatened by Immigration Enforcement.”

The resolution notes the fears students feel given the current political climate and the risks they face.

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Monterey Bay CFA Chapter visits local representatives about CSU funding & key bills

APRIL 2017—The Monterey Bay CFA Chapter met with Assemblymember Mark Stone last Thursday, to carry the message locally that is also being made at the State Capitol this week.

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AB 21: State Assembly explores measures to protect students

APRIL 2017—CFA joined forces with SEIU on Monday for a California Immigration Lobby Day at the Capitol that included support for AB 21, Assemblymember Ash Kalra’s bill to support immigrant students.

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Assembly Delegates vote on CFA member dues

Last week, as prescribed by CFA bylaws, Delegates to CFA’s 85th Assembly voted by an overwhelming majority to increase membership dues by 0.3% (three-tenths of one percent), effective July 2017.

The vote concluded a consultation process that began in the wake of the November 2016 election.

CFA President Jennifer Eagan said of the vote, “We’ve taken a much-needed step to protect ourselves, our union, and our profession.”

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Faculty Rights Tip: Reimbursement for Campus Counselor Licensing Fees

Article 25.5 of our Faculty Contract provides a way for Counselor Faculty to be reimbursed for all normal or customary credential or licensing fees that they need to maintain. It states:

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Links of the Week • April 5, 2016

Cal State Northridge students protest US Border Patrol recruiters on campus
KPCC Southern California Public Radio
Dozens of CSU Northridge students and professors protested outside a campus job fair on Wednesday because U.S. Customs and Border Protection recruiters were inside talking to job seekers.

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