The capitol in Sacramento is where the top-down decisions are made, affecting thousands of part-time faculty across the state. CPFA goes straight to the source; working to give a voice to thousands of part-time faculty across the state, and keeping you updated on the legislation that will make a difference.

Governor Newsom Fails to Support Raising the Workload Cap for Part-time Faculty

In his official letter from the Office of the Governor to members of the California State Assembly, Governor Newsom vetoes AB 375.

Chancellor’s Office Opposes Part-time Faculty Assembly Bill 1269

In his letter to Chairwoman Gonzalez, Vice Chancellor, David O’Brien, expresses opposition to AB 1269.

ACTION NEEDED: Due Process Bill in Jeopardy!

Everyone is needed to send emails to state Senators ASAP telling them to support CCCI’s-sponsored bill AB 1651 (Reyes), which will be voted on by the full Senate in either late-August or early-September. We need to make sure our Senators know that faculty strongly support this bill! Read the full post.

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 full 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 or 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).  After a long and difficult process at the capitol, CPFA managed our first tangible win for part-time faculty state-wide; AB 591 ultimately extended the part-time faculty teaching load to 67% of a full-timer’s load. This was a clear demonstration of the success that was possible with CPFA’s unprecedented approach to part-time faculty issues: make the voice of part-time faculty heard by going to the source of legislating action. CPFA has continued its work at the capitol and in Sacramento 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 at Sacramento’s capitol in Betting on 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 MartinRobert YoshiokaVACANT
CPFA Chair Faculty EmeritusLegislative Analyst 
John MartinCPFA Chair
Robert YoshiokaFaculty
VACANTLegislative Analyst  

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