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Dec. 2014 Advocate – Negotiations Update

Posted January 7, 2015

Negotiations Update Negotiations continue on medical caps & language on part-time employment & full-time teaching AFT 1493’s negotiating committee has been meeting with the District’s negotiators with the goals of increasing medical caps for both full-time and part-time faculty, strengthening
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Dec 2014 Advocate – AFTers welcome new faculty

Posted January 7, 2015

New faculty welcomed by AFTers bearing gifts By Katharine Harer, AFT Strategic Campaign Initiative Organizer Our campaign to meet and welcome new faculty hires is off to a great start.  Strategic Campaign Initiative Organizers, Katharine Harer and Michelle Kern, have
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Dec 2014 Advocate – New AFT 1493 Exec. Committee Reps.

Posted December 8, 2014

Introducing new AFT 1493 Executive Committee Reps. Stephen Fredricks, Skyline College Executive Committee Rep. Greeting colleagues! I am proud to be a part of the AFT Local 1493’s Executive Committee. I have been working at Skyline College since 2005, and
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Dec. 2014 Advocate – Statewide Senate critiques ACCJC

Posted December 7, 2014

CHALLENGING THE ACCREDITING COMMISSION Statewide Academic Senate leaders increase critiques of ACCJC at Fall Plenary Session By Marty Hittelman, former President of the California Federation of Teachers The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) met in Plenary Session on
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The People v. ACCJC goes to trial

Posted November 15, 2014

  The People of California vs. The Accrediting Agency for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) testimony portion of the trial lasted from October 27, 2014 through October 31, 2014. The City Attorney of San Francisco’s case was directed at the
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ACCJC on trial

Posted November 1, 2014

“This Case is About Fairness” The lawsuit filed by SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera, against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, went to trial on Monday, Oct. 27. Five days of testimony revealed some of the failures of
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September 10, 2014

Posted October 25, 2014

San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers, AFT 1493 Minutes of General Membership/Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at CSM EC Members Present: Lin Bowie, Eric Brenner, Victoria Clinton, Salumeh Eslamieh, Stephen Fredricks, Katharine Harer, Teeka James, Dan
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Nov. 2014 Advocate – DART takes a hike

Posted October 22, 2014

DART organizes hike in Crystal Springs watershed by John Searle, DART President The local DART (District Association of Retired Teachers) chapter organized a small mixed group of faculty, both retired and current, and two Stanford nurses, to take advantage of
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Nov. 2014 Advocate – Book review

Posted October 22, 2014

Book Review How the dream of American higher education has been sabotaged by social inequality and plutocracy by Tom Mohr, Trustee, San Mateo County Community College District   Mettler, Suzanne. Degrees of Inequality. How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged
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May 14, 2014

Posted September 23, 2014

  San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers, AFT 1493 Minutes of General Membership/Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Skyline College   AFT EC Members Present: Eric Brenner, Vicki Clinton, Salumeh Eslamieh, Nina Floro, Katharine Harer, Teeka James,
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Sept. 2014 Advocate – 2015 health plan premiums

Posted September 22, 2014

Some health plan premiums are increasing significantly in 2015, but Kaiser rates are going down slightly; Negotiations for raising the medical cap are about to start Depending on which health plan you are covered by, full-time faculty members’ 2015 medical
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2014-16 Executive Committee

Posted September 22, 2014

The new 2014-16 AFT 1493 Executive Committee, pictured above, are (l. to r., in front:) Elizabeth Terzakis, Janice Sapigao, Lin Bowie, Victoria Clinton, Michelle Kern, Sandi Raeber Dorsett, Lezlee Ware, Katharine Harer, Joaquin Rivera, (l. to r. in back:) Rob
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Sept. 2014 Advocate – AFT 1493 is on Facebook

Posted September 21, 2014

AFT 1493 is on Facebook: Join the conversation Have you seen our AFT 1493 Facebook page lately? We feature articles and posts on issues concerning: Higher education Adjunct rights Legislative and political issues in education Corporate education reform Labor news
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Sept. 2014 Advocate – Building a strong local union

Posted September 21, 2014

UNION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Building a strong local union—Advocacy in action By Michelle Kern, CSM Part-Timer Rep.   California Federation of Teachers members from all over the state meet each year for week-long summer classes covering topics ranging from basic training
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Sept. 2014 Advocate – In memoriam: Cal Robinson

Posted September 21, 2014

IN MEMORIAM Cal Robinson Cal Robinson, longtime Skyline College business and law professor, passed away on August 10, 2014, and will be sorely missed by Skyline and District colleagues. Cal was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, as one of six
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Harry Joel Email Re Flex – March 2009

Posted September 14, 2014

From: Joel, Harry Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 5:47 PM To: Malamud, Monica; Estes, Susan; Stroud, Regina; Mohr, Tom; Claire, Michael E. Subject: FW: Flex Day – March 11, 2009 (Revised) Dear All: As you know, this coming March 11,
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