The California Faculty Association (CFA) is the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the 24,000 California State University faculty, including tenure-track faculty, lecturer faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches in the 23-campus CSU system.
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Dear CFA Members,
Happy New Year and welcome back! I am hopeful everyone had a great winter break with time to spend with family and was able to relax and rejuvenate.
As many of you may know, Governor Brown released his 2014/15 budget proposal last week. The governor's budget includes improved funding for public higher education. However, the governor's proposal does not go far enough if we are to rebuild the CSU and maintain quality public higher education for our students. The Speaker of the Assembly, John Perez, has proposed a higher funding level for the CSU, and CFA is urging legislators to support the Speaker's CSU funding proposal. You can urge your legislator to support increased CSU funding at CFA's Help Win More Funding page. Read more...
Purposes of the CFA
According to the CFA Bylaws, last revised April 2011, the CFA is established:
- To strengthen the cause of higher education for the public good;
- To promote and maintain the standards and ideals of the profession;
- To provide a democratic voice for academic employees;
- To provide legislative advocacy; and
- To maintain collective bargaining agreements covering salaries, working conditions, and other items and conditions of employment.
These agreements shall seek:
- To obtain explicit guarantees of academic freedom, tenure, and academic due process;
- To create orderly and clear procedures for prompt consideration of problems and grievances;
- To promote and protect the professional and economic interests of CFA and all bargaining unit members; and
- To promote unity among academic employees and thereby enhance the effectiveness of the CFA in representing these employees.