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CFA Headlines • September 19, 2018

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Faculty take political action to promote Labor-ally candidates

Throughout the state, CFA members are walking precincts, calling voters, and helping others register or re-register to vote in an effort to help elect political leaders who prioritize public higher education.

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CFA activists hold campus events, urge Gov. Brown to sign SB 968

While hundreds of faculty, students, and CSU advocates have written Gov. Brown, urging him to sign critical legislation improving access for students to mental health services, more messages still are needed.

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It’s Open Enrollment time in the CSU!

Open Enrollment time is here for CalPERS-covered employees, which includes faculty in the CSU.

Open Enrollment began September 10 and runs through October 5. Now is your opportunity to:

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Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Family Medical Leave

Articles 22 and 24 of our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) cover Family Medical Leave and sick leave.

Sometimes, faculty members develop serious illnesses or need to care for family members with serious medical conditions and need to take time away from the University.

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In Other News…

READ ALL ABOUT IT: A recent article by Meg K. Guliford in The Washington Post provides first-person perspective on how racism permeates academia and links to an article on cultural taxation by Cecil Canton, CFA’s Associate VP of Affirmative Action North.

The article, “Even progressive academics can be racist. I’ve experienced it firsthand.” walks readers through personal reflections and research showing the struggle women of color, particularly Black women, face in their careers within the academy.

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Links of the Week

Here’s how one Riverside County mom is trying to improve safety across the Cal State University system in the wake of her son’s murder
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Charmaine Lawson will never forget the late-night phone call that her son was dead.

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