Category Archives: Press Release

UCSB FA Executive Board Endorses CSU Strike

The UCSB Faculty Association executive board endorses the five-day strike scheduled for all California State University campuses April 13-15 and April 18-19. It has been called by the California Faculty Association, the union representing faculty at the nation’s largest institution of higher education. The CFA is fighting for a 5% pay increase after years of declining real wages, plus service step increases for many eligible faculty. Despite a breakthrough report by an impartial fact finder, which validates the union’s demand and the capacity of CSU Read More +

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 +

Statement by CUCFA and AAUP on Regent Blum’s Remarks

Dear Members of the UCSB Faculty Association, Below is the aforementioned  joint statement just issued by CUCFA and AAUP protesting Regent Blum’s comments at the Regents Meeting (9/17/2015) regarding the proposed Statement of Principles Against Intolerance.  A link to the CUCFA website and the announcement can be found here. A link to the AAUP website with additional information can be found here.   The Council of University of California Faculty Associations and the American Association of University Professors write to protest the following remarks made Read More +