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CFA Headlines • May 30, 2018

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Faculty-student advocacy pushes CFA-sponsored bills to floor votes

Untiring advocacy by CFA members and CSU students this year is paying off as support grows for three CFA-sponsored bills, two of which passed through the Senate today and one more headed for a floor vote this week.

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One week from June 5 Primary, higher ed supporters campaigning hard

Public higher education supporters are working hard to remind voters that the California primary on June 5 could have a big impact on the future of public education, including the future of the CSU.

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In Other News

SLO STUDENT ANTI-WAR PROTESTORS FACE SANCTIONS: After months of criticism for excusing racist behavior by fraternity men wearing blackface at campus parties and a campus Republicans “free speech wall” of racist and xenophobic remarks, the administration at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has begun an investigation—into a protest by anti-war students against military contractor Raytheon at a campus jobs fair.

In a letter to Cal Poly SLO President Armstrong this week, SLO CFA Chapter President Lewis Call pointed out the obvious: “It appears that Cal Poly uses a double standard when evaluating free speech claims.”

Call wrote in the letter on behalf of the CFA chapter executive board, Students at California’s public universities have been protesting the presence of military contractors on their campuses since the 1960s” and “formal university investigations of peaceful student demonstrations have a serious chilling effect on student free speech.”

Members of the SLO Peace Coalition, who now face academic sanctions, have launched a petition and a statement on their Facebook page, and are garnering the attention of news media, including an insightful broadcast on NPR’s California Report.

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Faculty Rights Tip: The Work Year

As summer nears, we are reminded that there is a yearly rhythm and cycle to our work.

There are three types of “Work Years” in our Collective Bargaining Agreement:

  • Academic Year (AY)
  • Ten (10)-Month Work Year
  • Twelve (12)-Month Work Year

While the individual campuses have their own particular academic calendars, they must conform to the parameters set out in Articles 20.4, 20.5, and 20.6 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Tony Thurmond says his journey makes him the best candidate to lead K-12 education in California
EdSource
Tony Thurmond wants students to know about his life. He knows adversity.

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