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CFA Headlines • June 10, 2015

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Help us tell Gov. Brown: The CSU deserves more funding!

More than 1,000 CSU faculty, students, alumni and supporters have sent messages to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to accept the Legislature’s additional funding for the CSU.

The governor’s May revise gives an additional $38 million to the CSU budget, but the Legislature wants to add $70 million more in needed revenue to the CSU.

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Re-opener bargaining begins next week

The CFA Bargaining team and CSU management will meet June 17-18 in Sacramento to discuss the second year of our faculty contract.

Negotiations will address faculty salaries and benefits for those teaching in Extended Education.

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Pomona, San Bernardino secure Equity Pay programs

Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona have both announced campus-based equity programs.

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CFA Treasurer elected CTA District Q Director, Theresa Montaño sworn in as CTA Vice President

Susan Green, treasurer of CFA and a Chicana/o Studies and History professor at Chico State, was elected as District Q Director of the California Teacher’s Association at its State Council meeting June 6-7 in Los Angeles.

Green has served as a representative for six years to CTA, of which CFA is an affiliate. There were two candidates, including Green, vying for the position.

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NEA endorses legislation aimed at loan forgiveness for adjunct faculty

A new law introduced this week seeks to extend the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to adjunct faculty working less than full-time.

The bill, introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), would adjust the current requirement of the Higher Education Act so that loan payments made while teaching one or more courses at an eligible institution would count toward student loan forgiveness.

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Faculty Rights Tip: Pay Raise upon Promotion

Note to readers: This week, we are repeating the Faculty Rights Tip from March 18 due to its timeliness and importance. 

Are you up for promotion this year? Article 31.5 of our collective bargaining agreement states:

31.5 Promotion shall be accompanied by advancement of at least seven and one-half percent (7.5%) on the salary schedule.

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Links of the Week

New retirement ballot proposal: The language of cuts
Capital & Main
The newest front in the battle over the retirement security of California’s public employees opened June 4 with the release of the language for a proposed ballot initiative that would rewrite the state’s constitution to virtually outlaw traditional defined-benefit pension plans for future state and municipal workers.

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