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CFA Headlines • August 17, 2016

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CFA’s efforts to improve the CSU continue

Although summer is nearly over and faculty’s Aug. 1 paychecks included the 7.1 percent increase we fought to secure in the Fight for Five, this academic year CFA continues its efforts to improve the CSU.

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Bargaining Update: Lecturer range elevation the focus of talks; bargaining meetings coming to campuses

August 17, 2016

Work surrounding the eligibility problem lecturers face in the range elevation process continued this summer and will be taken up again Aug. 25 and 26 in Sacramento.

As part of the 2016 Salary Settlement ratified last spring, CFA and CSU management agreed to form a working group to study the lecturer range elevation issue.

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Proposition 55: Why you should vote YES

CFA is among many unions urging members to vote yes on a ballot measure that would secure critical education funding for California schools.

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CFA activists head to Canada to learn more about empowering contingent faculty

Seven CFA activists and leaders headed north this summer to share strategies for improving higher education for contingent faculty in the US, Mexico and Canada.

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Searchable Online Faculty Contract

Welcome to all new and returning faculty to the Fall 2016 term!

Did you know that the CFA contract is online and searchable?  You can browse the entire faculty contract at http://www.calfac.org/resource/collective-bargaining-agreement-contract-2014-2017.

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Trio of Cal State University campuses look to keep first-year students in school
LA Daily News
Thousands of Southern California teenagers will become college freshmen later this month, and three local university campuses are participating in a nationwide project intended to make sure they continue studying into their sophomore years and beyond.

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