California Faculty Association

Our Mission

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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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.