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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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Life as a Contingent Faculty Member

By Carolyn Kuimelis and Mary Ellen Flannery Republished with permission of the National Education Association (NEA). Originally published 05/23/2023 at ...
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Chair’s Report 2023

A new, two-year legislative cycle in Sacramento began this year, and with it, up to a quarter of California’s Senate ...
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CPFA Legislative Efforts

By Daniel Thompson, CPFA Legislative Analyst This year the CPFA Legislative Task Force met with over a dozen offices of ...
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Pursuing a One-Tier Faculty Workplace

By Jack Longmate The two-tier workplace, with an upper tier of tenured faculty and a lower tier of non-tenured faculty, ...
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The Annual CPFA Conference 2023

The Annual CPFA Conference "One Tier System: It’s Time" May 6, 2023 from 10am to 4:30pm (On Zoom) Register Now ...
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Executive Council Elections 2023

CPFA Elections 2023 Elected Results Below It is that time of year again! Nominations for the CPFA Executive Council (EC) ...
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How to negotiate with the State of California

By Robert Yoshioka, Ph.D.Originally published in the CPFA Journal, Fall 2016 Is there a Problem Here? You are a part-timer ...
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Faculty Apartheid in Higher Education

Why Adjuncts Can’t Just Take Over the Unions By Jack Longmate and Keith Hoeller Union Democracy Review originally Published by ...
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Chair’s Report, Fall 2022

A Note from the Chair of CPFA Dear Readers, In the past, I have always provided my “Report” on CPFA’s ...
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Should Contingents Support More Tenure-Track Jobs?

By Jack Longmate When hearing about proposals to fund new tenure-track jobs, adjuncts might think to themselves: “If I could ...
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Sue Broxholm Interview

AFT 1493 FACULTY FOCUS Sue Broxholm, Skyline Math Professor, advocates for the end of the “Two-Tier system” that divides full-time ...
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Part-time Faculty Face Indignities

By Rick Baum, Member of AFT 2121 and CPFA I wrote the letter that is below to the leadership of ...
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