Since 1983, we have led the effort to improve the California State University and the working conditions of faculty. We have been at the forefront of many victories to improve access to quality, public higher education in California.


Our Mission

We are a union of 28,000 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 our students the critical thinking skills, the technical know-how and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive and artistic participants in our society.

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

  • Quality education for our students
  • Fairness for those of us who earn our living as teachers
  • Policies that ensure access to higher education
  • Racial and social justice 

“The People’s University is critical to California. We all have an obligation to do everything we can to ensure that more students get the opportunity to enter the university and to graduate without incurring crippling debt. All the research shows that our state’s economy needs every college educated citizen we can graduate. We ignore making a greater investment in public higher education at our peril.”
— Jennifer Eagan, CFA President

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