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CFA Headlines • May 25, 2016

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CSU Trustees ratify Tentative Agreement with CFA

The California State University Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from its Collective Bargaining Committee to ratify the Tentative Agreement with CFA, thus ending the latest chapter in the long, difficult contract talks that have characterized labor relations in the CSU for nearly two decades.

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CFA, CSU Trustees call for $101 million more in CSU funding

CFA applauded the State Assembly Tuesday for  adding $101 million more in funding to its plan for California’s 2016-17 State Budget.

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Check out CFA endorsements for the June 7 primary: Online Now!

Campus CFA Chapters have been busy interviewing candidates for the June 7 primary to learn their views on public higher education and faculty rights.

Check out the completed endorsements, now on the CFA web site.

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Assemblymember Weber requests audit of CSU manager hiring, pay

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted this morning to grant state Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber’s request to audit “the levels of growth in the numbers of CSU management positions, increases in compensation of CSU Executives, and the oversight and accountability of the CSU budget.”

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SEIU: CFA participates in SEIU Convention in Detroit

MAY 2016—More than 3000 delegates convened in Detroit last weekend for the 2016 SEIU International Convention and CFA was there.

One highlight of the weekend was a meeting focused on higher education under the auspices of Faculty Forward, SEIU’s adjunct organizing campaign. It was attended by newly organized and soon-to-be unionized adjunct faculty from around the country, many of whom took inspiration from CFA’s work.

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Faculty Rights Tip: Summer Term Employment

Article 21 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement covers summer term employment for CSU faculty. Many faculty with semester, quarter, or academic year appointments will also find summer employment in the CSU.

Summer employment can vary from campus to campus. It may take the form of either state-funded year-round operations (including fee buy-down) or self-support for-credit programs offered through extension. 

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Links of the Week • May 25, 2016

Cal State trustees agree to boost faculty salaries, ending yearlong dispute
Los Angeles Times
The Cal State Board of Trustees approved a plan Tuesday to raise faculty salaries by 10.5% over three years, capping a long-running dispute over pay that threatened to wreak havoc on the nation’s largest public university system.

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