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We’ve collected a variety of original news stories and analyses for your perusing, which focus on education in California, part-time faculty and/or unions in academia that have broad national appeal. As might be expected, we take special interest in social justice issues that slip under the radar of the mainstream media.

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How can California improve the working conditions of community college adjuncts?

Panel says worsening circumstances call for novel solutions By Michael Burke of EdSource.org (Article republished with permission of EdSource) CREDIT: ...
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California Community College Faculty Contracts

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” This is a list of the most recent California Community ...
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Support for AB 1856: Workload Cap Increase

A recent letter sent to Assembly Member Medina expressing CPFA's endorsement of AB 1856, which would raise the workload cap ...
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Support for AB 1752: Pay Parity For PTers

A recent letter sent to Assembly Member Holden expressing CPFA's strong endorsement of AB 1752, which would help to bring ...
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Full Conference Program, 2022

CPFA Annual Conference, 2022 May 7, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4 pm 10:00 am – Introductions & Welcome! John ...
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California Retired Teachers Association Sponsors Two Bills to Protect Our STRS Pensions

By David Milroy As a recently retired part-time instructor who got hit hard by the WEP, I joined the California ...
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CPFA Conference Program Highlights

Annual CPFA Conference, 2022 Saturday, May 7th from 10AM to 3:30PM PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Keynote Speaker: Thomas Peele, EdSource Investigative Reporter ...
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2022 Executive Council Elections

Dear Valued Members of The California Part-time Faculty Association (CPFA): Nominations for the CPFA Executive Council, listed below, will be ...
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An Employment Crisis in Higher Education

Teachers on Wheels A Three Part Documentary on the Employment Crisis in Higher Education By Id Janakos Part 1: Part ...
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Health care benefits key battleground for California’s adjunct community college faculty

Health care benefits have emerged as a battleground for adjunct instructors, who are critical to the mission of California’s community ...
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Adjuncts often find ladder leads to nowhere in California community colleges

PART 3 OF A THREE PART INVESTIGATION Part 1: The gig workers of California community colleges face worsening conditionsPart 2: Health care ...
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