* SCFA Supports Our Student-Workers

Please join me in congratulating our AFSCME colleagues for the successful conclusion of their negotiations, which as you all have heard has averted next week’s planned strike. This is an important victory for our workers.

Our TA union (Student-Workers Union UAW 2865) is, however, proceeding with its plans for a strike on March 5, 2014. TA’s cannot of course be penalized for participating in a legal strike, so please make the necessary adjustments due to TA’s absence from work on that day. We at the Faculty Association encourage you to familiarize yourselves with the TA union’s issues, and to do what you can to support their strike. The TA union is currently without a contract with the University of California, which limits the union’s ability to pursue grievances by other means.

* SCFA letter in support of UAW contract negotiations with the University 11/2013

The SCFA Board sent this statement to the UC Office of the President as well as to local administrators to show their support for the UAW contract negotiations.

* CUCFA’s Letter to San Francisco City Attorney Herrera re: ACCJC suit

On August 28, CUCFA sent the following letter to San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera: August 28, 2013 City Attorney Dennis Herrera City Hall, Room 234 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102-4682 cityattorney@sfgov.org fax: (415) 554-4745 (delivered by e-mail and fax) Dear City Attorney Herrera, We applaud your quest for injunctive relief from the decision of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to  terminate City College of San Francisco’s accreditation on the basis that the ACCJC unlawfully allowed its advocacy and political bias to prejudice its evaluation.  Thank you for supporting City College and all those who are trying to protect the public interest in low-cost, high-quality education for all kinds of learners. […]

* University of California Faculty ask for the release of Professors Greyson and Loubani

On August 21, CUCFA sent a letter to H.E. Ambassador Mohamed M. Tawfik at the Embassy of Egypt in Washington, D.C., and to Consul General El Husseuni Abdel Wahab at the Egyptian Consulate in Los Angeles expressing their concern about the imprisonment in Cairo of the internationally renowned documentary film maker, scholar and professor at York  University (Canada) last Friday. Read full letter here.    

* Statements concerning the selection of Janet Napolitano as incoming UC President

CUCFA statement on the selection of Janet Napolitano as incoming UC President: The Council of the University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) urges brisk and open discussion within and without the university community of the Board of Regents’ choice of Janet Napolitano to replace Mark Yudof as the new President of the University of California.  We also urge Janet Napolitano to join in these discussions. She was chosen by the Regents in the course of a secretive process that largely excluded the meaningful participation of UC faculty; now she has been asked to refrain from dialogue with the press, and the university community she hopes to lead, until her appointment is officially confirmed.  But Janet Napolitano is a member of […]