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STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP MEETS TO STRATEGIZE ABOUT STRONGER JOB ACTIONS.
More than 100 CFA leaders from all 22 campuses met over three days last week to
discuss the impasse in bargaining and the potential for escalating faculty job
actions. A variety of possibilities and timing were discussed. There was an
overwhelming consensus that the Chancellor was preparing for the third
consecutive unilateral implementation of contract conditions and, at the same
time, that there is soaring faculty anger about the Chancellor's attitude toward
faculty and the changes his administration is bringing to the CSU. Many
participants, including the newly appointed Campus Job Action Committee members,
spoke passionately about the Chancellor's thorough lack of respect for the
faculty and for the importance of academic freedom to the students and to the
future of the university.
MUSTO REPORTS ON HAWAII UNIVERSITY STRIKE.
The Executive Director
of the University of Hawaii Professional Association, J.N. Musto, addressed the
CFA Job Action Committee Chairs, Chapter Presidents' Council and the Board of
Directors regarding the two-week strike University of Hawaii faculty conducted
in April. Over 85% of the faculty struck and, with strong public and political
support, negotiated an excellent contract. UHPA represents more than 3000
faculty members on 11 campuses on five islands.
CSU/TEACH IN WORKSHOP.
Some 80 CFA campus
leaders attended a one-day workshop on Friday to learn more about turnout,
program development and planning for the October Teach CSU/Teach Ins. An
impressive amount of work has been accomplished over the summer on 21 campuses.
Endorsements for the Teach CSU/Teach Ins have been received from a growing
number of community, political, labor and student leaders and organizations and
more than 6000 CFA support petition signatures have been received.
BACK PACKETS", CFA POCKET CALENDARS TO BE DISTRIBUTED ON CAMPUS.
CFA "Welcome Back
Packets" will be distributed to all the 20,000-plus members and non members
on all campus as school resumes this fall. The packets contain an update on
bargaining, a centerfold poster for the Teach CSU/Teach Ins, and other useful
information. The CFA pocket appointment calendar, which CFA traditionally
produces in the fall, will also be available as campuses open.
PRESIDENTS' COUNCIL ELECTS BOARD REP.
The CFA Chapter
Presidents' Council, meeting last Thursday evening, elected Bakersfield Chapter
President Gonzalo Santos (Sociology) to the CFA Board of Directors replacing