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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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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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Assemblymember Medina Recognized for Exceptional Leadership and Dedication to Social Justice

When CPFA held its annual conference on May 7, 2022, Assemblymember Jose Medina of Riverside was recognized for his unwavering ...
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Pandemic impact continues at Cal State with fall 2022 enrollment decline

Decrease largely due to record losses in transfers from the community colleges By ASHLEY A. SMITH of EdSourceOriginal published on ...
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Newsom rejects second effort to make more community college adjunct faculty eligible for health care

Newsom vetoed a similar bill last year, citing unknown costs For the second consecutive year, Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected ...
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AU Reaches Agreement With Staff Union After Weeklong Strike

By Liam Knox of Inside Higher Education. Originally published August 29, 2022. American University reached a tentative contract agreement with ...
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Sacramento community colleges cut classes to catch up with steep enrollment drop

By Dante MotleyOriginally publishedJuly 25, 2022SacBee Los Rios Community College District is cutting planned classes for the fall as it ...
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Support For AB 1856: Workload Cap Increase

AB 1856 is making its way through California's legislative process. It has moved out of the state assembly and will ...
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Parity Pay or Equal Pay?

By Jack Longmate “Pay parity” is a term perennially associated with part-time faculty in a two-tiered workplace, not part-time workers ...
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Why Don’t All the Contingent Professors Strike or Just Quit?

By Keith Hoeller From time to time, people have suggested some version of the following: "If you don't like your ...
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