- LA Chapter
New This MONTH...
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
The CFA Board of Directors met Friday evening and
Saturday. The board heard a variety of reports including the following:
** Political Action/Legislation: Reported on SB 1212 and the Administration's
desperate attempts to create false impressions regarding the legislation. A
letter and postcard campaign is underway. The Legislative Workshops, where
faculty members can propose ideas for future legislation were announced: North -
November 9 and South - November 2.
** Membership: Reported CFA membership has increased to 8838 members. 1258
new members joined in last 12 months. An increasing majority of full-time
faculty now belong to CFA.
** Lecturers' Council: Announced next Council meeting September 7 and 8 in
Sacramento. The Board voted to contribute $1000 to the steering committee for
Campus Equity Week, October 29-November 2. The week of actions to raise
awareness about issues faced by contingent faculty is supported by the major
academic unions and will take place on campuses across the U.S. and Canada. The
Lecturers' Council has formed a subcommittee to develop plans for CFA's
** Member Benefits: Reported initiation of member Legal Services Program in
**Affirmative Action: Reported undertaking "Telling our Stories"
project, developing outreach program to underrepresented groups, and shared
Talking Points for a Family Friendly Workplace.
CONVOCATION DRAWS CFA PICKETS.
Faculty and staff at Monday's opening convocation
at Sonoma State warmly greeted about 100 faculty picketers calling for a fair
contract. The chapter job action committee held a sign-painting party over the
weekend to prepare and had ample signs for faculty, many of whom joined the
protest as they arrived for the ceremonies. The picketers distributed fans and
leaflets that faculty carried inside the auditorium. CFA Chapter President
Victor Garlin received hearty compliments for his speech which concluded,
"I hope CFA's efforts to provide organizational infrastructure to center
faculty and student concerns will be welcomed as an effective way to confront
the centralization, corporatization and arrogance of power with which we are