Category Archives: Faculty Welfare

CUCFA: We ask Governor Brown to sign SB-376

Dear Governor Brown, As faculty of the University of California, we are writing to urge you to sign bill SB-376, requiring the University of California compensate its subcontracted workers at the same level as those who are hired directly, that is, requiring equal pay for the same work. It is a disgrace that the University is seeking to balance its budget on the backs of its lowest-paid workers.  Subcontracting increases the possibility of wage theft and generally exploitative treatment of workers. The recent case of Read More +

UC Care Health Insurance Program Adding to List of Providers

Dear members of the UCSB Faculty Association, Below is Chancellor Henry T. Yang’s announcement regarding recent additions to the UC Care Health Insurance list of providers.  A link to the announcement can be found at here as well. Dear Members of our Campus Community, Because health care is of utmost importance to our quality of life, an affordable and first-rate health care insurance program that addresses the diverse needs of our faculty and staff has been a top priority for me and our campus. I am Read More +

UC Care: SBFA Letter to Janet Napolitano

January 21, 2015 Janet Napolitano President, University of California Dear President Napolitano: As you are well aware, when health insurance provider Blue Shield of California terminated its contract with the Sutter Health network earlier this month, thousands of UC employees were shocked to see that such a drastic change in their benefits would be legal and dismayed that their health care could be put at risk without a robust reaction from UCOP. Many will have to scramble for new doctors, new medical facilities, or pay Read More +

CUCFA & AAUP Announce Partnership Agreement

Council of University of California Faculty Associations and American Association of University Professors Announce Partnership Agreement The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) today announced that they have agreed to work together as partner organizations in “defense and promotion of academic freedom, shared university governance, and the economic security of all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education.”  In a formal agreement approved by the governing bodies of both organizations and signed last Read More +