California Faculty Association

Union membership
The California Faculty Association (CFA) is a union of 23,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the California State University system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach students the critical-thinking skills, the technical know-how and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive and artistic participants in society.

Member contributions
Members help prepare California's teachers, nurses, engineers, local and state officials, journalists, filmmakers and countless others who come through the CSU for an education. The CSU is the largest four-year university system in the United States. By original design, it exists to provide an opportunity for everyone seeking higher education.

Purpose of CFA
As a union that advocates for that ideal, CFA stands for:

  • Quality education for students
  • Fairness for those who earn a living as teachers
  • Policies that ensure access to higher education

Collective bargaining
CFA is the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the California State University faculty. In that role CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration for the faculty, promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU and of CFA.

CFA is affiliated with Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 1983), the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), the National Education Association (NEA), and the California Teachers Association (CTA).

California Faculty Association
This union website contains a copy of the labor contract, headlines of interest to members, details of member benefits, an outline of the grievance process, and a legislative calendar.


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