At the April 12-15 CFT Convention, aft1493.org, maintained by webmaster Eric Brenner, won First Place in the category of Best Web Site for locals with more than 500 unit members. The judges said of the AFT 1493 website: “Excellent design, straightforward navigation, well-written and up-to-date copy. Good use of type style, color and shading to enhance readability. The photos are relatively numerous and well placed. Good home page organization and good use of sidebars. Clean, attractive look and feel.”
AFT 1493 also won Second Place in the category of Best Email Newsletter for locals with more than 500 unit members. The Advocate online is edited by Eric Brenner.
The Local also won Third Place in the state in the category of Best Six-or-more Page Newsletter for locals with more than 500 unit members for The Advocate, also edited by Eric Brenner.
In addition, AFT 1493 won an Honorable Mention in the category of Best News Writing for Katharine Harer’s article “Faculty votes down Tentative Agreement; Frustrated teachers say they are ‘outraged,’ ‘appalled’”.
Finally, the Local won another Honorable Mention in the category of Best Use of Graphics in a flyer that Joaquin Rivera, AFT 1493 Chief Negotiator, wrote entitled “Equity? Administrators’ and supervisors’ salaries increase at significantly higher rates than faculty salaries”.