Heading away for awhile

July 7, 2009

Steve Sloan

From Steve:
I am headed out of the area. I will not have my iPhone when I am gone because AT&T wants to charge me an extra $200 a month for an international data plan.

I will have my iPod Touch and so will have e-mail and I will be trying to stay on top of the furlough situation and will continue posting union stuff mostly on my union Twitter Feed.

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For other more fun stuff I will be posting mostly on my personal Twitter Feed.

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A CFA response on furloughs

July 2, 2009

According to a post in the State Worker, a Sacramento Bee blog, “CSU faculty union rejects management ‘pig in a poke’ furlough plan.” According to the Bee blog, the California Faculty Association (CFA) said:

“Would you buy a “pig in a poke” — in this case, a pay cut deal composed of vague promises about what is inside the paper bag? CFA won’t. [Read More]

CFA represents 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the California State University system. Just about everyone I have spoken to says if CFA does not agree to furloughs they will not happen and instead we will be facing massively massive layoffs, as opposed to less massive layoffs with furloughs.

Here is a link to a PDF formatted letter dated July 1 from CFA union leadership to faculty in the CSU system.

I have a Twitter feed I try to keep up to date about this issue on a real-time basis. Please feel free to check it out and/or subscribe here: