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CFA Headlines • May 20, 2015

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CFA speaks out on re-opener bargaining, faculty salaries at CSU Trustees meeting

Re-opener bargaining with the CSU, a successful Change.org petition and CFA’s “Race to the Bottom” papers were the focus of faculty and student comments made to CSU Trustees meeting over the past two days.

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Equity Pay: Long Beach, Sacramento announce programs

LONG BEACH: Long Beach CFA Chapter President Doug Foraste shared with faculty in an email message last week the details of the campus Equity Pay program announced by campus president Jane Conoley.

Foraste says of the program, “It’s a good start but there is still plenty left to do.”

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Faculty to Governor, Legislature: Budget funding falls short, sends wrong message to students, faculty

While Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revise included $38 million more than anticipated for the California State University and $35 million in one-time funding for CSU energy efficiency projects, it falls short of what’s needed to solve the issues facing students and faculty.

“The CSU educates nearly 450,000 students. Why aren’t they prioritized in the Governor’s budget?” said Lillian Taiz, president of CFA.

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SLO CFA chapter rallies for fair pay, quality education

An estimated 300 faculty and students rallied and protested at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Thursday, calling out campus administration for not investing enough money in its Equity Pay program.

Protestors delivered hundreds of signatures to President Jeff Armstrong, lamenting stagnant faculty wages and over-inflated administrative salaries.

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Bonilla fails to secure Senate seat, despite union support

CFA in the Bay Area turned out to campaign for educator Susan Bonilla, who ran against CSU Trustee Steven Glazer for State Senate in a special election, but in the end, it was Glazer who won the race.

Glazer, a political operative and former mayor of Orinda, ran an attack campaign on Bonilla and her union supporters during the race.

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Faculty Rights Tip: How to Check Your Pay

As we complete year one of our new collective bargaining agreement many faculty have contacted CFA with questions about the accuracy of pay increases they may have received or felt they were supposed to receive.  

It’s important to first check with your campus payroll or faculty affairs offices for explanations or answers to questions concerning your salary. Article 31.3 of our contract states:

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Faculty: More CSU tenured professors needed
Long Beach Press Telegram
With trustees for California State University meeting Tuesday at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach, the faculty union in the 23-campus system released another paper that accuses top administration officials of misguided spending priorities.

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