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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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CPFA Annual Spring Conference April 11, 2020 – CANCELLED

Official Notice: CPFA's 2020 Spring Conference has been cancelled due to the emergency closure of its venue, Diablo Valley College, ...
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Highlights from the 2019 CPFA Conference

The Exploitation of Part-Time Professors It’s a well-known secret that public higher education in California and across the country is ...
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AB 897: A Letter to Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez

The Honorable Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez, Chair Assembly Appropriations Committee State Capitol, Room 2114 Sacramento, California 95814 916.319.2081 Re: AB ...
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AB 897: A Letter to Assemblymember Medina

The Honorable Jose Medina Chair, Assembly Higher Education Committee 1020 N Street, Room 173 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Assembly Bill ...
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CPFA Co-Sponsors Part-time Faculty Teaching Load Bill

PRESS RELEASE The California Part Time Faculty Association (CPFA) announces that it will be co-sponsoring the new “Part-time Faculty Teaching Load” ...
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Why the Supreme Court Ruling on Unions Could Be Good for Adjuncts

By Keith Hoeller Originally published in The Chronicle of Higher Education Republished with consent of the author. June 29, 2018 ...
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CFT Convention: Votes 80% Workload Cap

Read about the CFT Convention vote to raise the part-time faculty workload cap to 80 percent on the CFT website ...
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Highlights from 2018 CPFA Conference

CPFA 2018 Annual Conference  San Diego City College, Saturday May 5, 2018​   Panelists discussed local achievements for PT faculty, ...
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British Columbia Community College Faculty: Building Job Security

Building Job Security into Community College Faculty Work  Experiences in British Columbia by Frank Cosco, originally published on LABORonline's blog (LAWCHA) on November ...
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80% Workload for Part-Time Faculty: NEW CFT Resolution

Report (with some personal commentary) on The CFT 80% Resolution By John Govsky, Co-Chair CFT Part-Time Faculty Committee  The California ...
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Chavez: 2018 FACCC Convention Highlights

Learn more about Juanita Chavez ...
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Income Disparity: Read the “Secret Lives of Bay Area Part-time Professors”

Secret lives of Bay Area part-time profs: Here's why they work at Safeway, live out of cars An Excerpt from the ...
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