CPFA Thanks Assembly Member Medina for Success on AB 1690

Assembly Member Jose Medina is awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by CPFA Chair, John Martin, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, for his unwavering support and success getting AB 1690 and SB 1379 approved and signed into law. With these two legislative achievements, California’s community college districts and local bargaining units are now obliged to negotiate the language of “re-employment preference”, an essential step in the process of bringing about rehire rights for otherwise precarious part-time faculty working conditions. Read the complete post.

CPFA Endorses SB 562, Californians for a Healthy California Act

If successful, SB 562 would help establish universal health coverage and regulate the healthcare system across the state of California, thereby protecting the nearly 40,000 part-time faculty in the California Community College System who are otherwise left vulnerable to exorbitant healthcare costs without adequate coverage from districts.

Assembly Member Medina Introduces AB 310, February 6, 2017

If successful, Section 87881.5 shall be added to the Education Code, which would mandate that community college districts accurately report on total spending on part-time faculty office hours and prominently post this information on their websites. Read more about AB 310.

AB 1690 & SB 1379 Signed by The Governor September 30, 2016

Community College districts and local bargaining units must now negotiate the language of “re-employment preference” for thousands of part-time faculty in the California Community Colleges System. Read more about AB 1690 & SB 1379.

CPFA Tells Governor Brown to Support SB 1379

Thank you to UPTE-CWA 9119 for their unfailing support and to CTA and CFT for co-sponsoring this bill. Of course, thank you to the many other statewide groups who threw in their support. Read the complete letter or download pdf.

Background. It all started when CPFA spearheaded AB 591, a bill that would extend the arbitrary teaching load limit that the state of California has on part-time faculty teaching loads (it’s the only state in the nation to do so).  AB 591 ultimately extended the part-time faculty teaching load to 67% of a full-timer’s load; it was a long time coming, tangible win for part-time faculty state-wide, and a demonstration of the success that was possible with CPFA’s unprecedented approach to part-time faculty issues. CPFA is now at work on new legislative initiatives concerning pay parity, job security, benefits and institutional integration of part-time faculty on a state-wide level, which are integral to the overall quality of education in the CCC system and most importantly to California’s student success rates.

Read more about the CPFA’s legislative approach in Betting on the CPFA: A Pragmatic Solution to the “Perilous World of the Adjunct Professor” , by John Martin, CPFA Chair. 

For more information on CPFA’s activities at the Capitol, contact:

John Martin                               Robert Yoshioka
CPFA Chair                               Faculty Emeritus 
jmartin@cpfa.org                       ryoshioka@cpfa.org 


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