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CFA Headlines • March 20, 2019

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Faculty, students demand Trustee support of legislation to better regulate police use-of-force, better address student safety on campus

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of a fatal police shooting in Sacramento, CFA leaders were at the CSU Board of Trustees to urge their support of legislation that would restrict the use of lethal force by police.

California police kill people at a rate 37 percent higher than the national average per capita. In 2017, police in our state killed 172 people, more than two-thirds of whom were people of color, said Jennifer Eagan, CFA President and a Professor at Cal State East Bay.

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Lecturer Faculty: Unemployment claims being audited? CFA can help

Lecturers at several CSU campuses have reported being audited for their unemployment claims, but CFA is helping faculty successfully respond and when necessary, contest those cases.

The Employment Development Department (EDD) has been increasingly auditing Lecturers, asserting that they have been “overpaid” for unemployment benefits received during times when they were not teaching, such as summer. In some cases, Lecturers have received letters demanding back payments and penalties.

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Take Legislative Action! In-district lobby visits offer opportunity for faculty to communicate CFA priorities to legislators

Faculty activists are beginning to meet with legislators to talk about CFA’s sponsored bills and advocate for state budget funding that includes enrollment growth, tenure-track hiring, and increased mental health counseling for students.   

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Faculty Rights Tip: A word or two about reprimands

Article 18 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement covers reprimands. Here are some important things to know about reprimands:

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In Other News…

JUSTICE FOR JOSIAH: CFA is continuing our call for justice for David Josiah Lawson and improved safety for CSU students of color following the Humboldt County Grand Jury’s failure to issue indictments in the Humboldt State student’s murder.

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Links of the Week

Calling Attention to Unconscious Biases in the Classroom
The Signal (CSU Stanislaus)
Stan State is bringing attention to unconscious biases in the classroom in a workshop provided by the California Faculty Association (CFA) and the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The CFA is hosting one of two workshops on March 15, in which they will discuss and call attention to implicit stereotypes and preferences we all have.

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