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March-April 2023 Advocate: Speakers at Board Meeting support a Fair Contract

Posted March 22, 2023

Contract Campaign 15 speakers present strong case to Board of Trustees for Part-time Parity and Part-Time Faculty Healthcare The SMCCCD Board of Trustees heard public comments from 15 different speakers on Wednesday (3/22), all of whom urged the Board to provide the leadership to district negotiators to agree to a fair contract, including affordable healthcare […]

March-April 2023 Advocate: AFT 1493’ers attend CFT Convention

Posted March 21, 2023

State federation AFT 1493 members attend California Federation of Teachers Convention in SF AFT 1493 members who attended the CFT Convention included, l. to r., Monica Malamud, David Lau, Teeka James, Katharine Harer, Marianne Kaletzky and Annika Mellies (CFT Project Organizer) A dynamic contingent of AFT 1493 members attended the biennial Convention of the California […]

March-April 2023 Advocate: Petition for a fair contract

Posted March 21, 2023

Contract campaign Sign the petition to Interim Chancellor Moreno and the Board of Trustees to approve a fair contract for faculty! Our district has failed to create an environment where faculty are adequately supported to guide students through their educational journey. We have been without a contract for almost 9 months now. Please sign AFT […]

March-April 2023 Advocate: San Mateo County is most expensive in US

Posted March 20, 2023

Cost of living While our county has the highest property values in the US, our district’s salaries and benefits are behind neighboring districts We all know that we work in one of the most expensive areas in the country and we also know that our district’s revenues are extremely high because, as a “Basic Aid” […]

March-April 2023 Advocate: Gendered division of labor

Posted March 20, 2023

Gender equity Gendered division of labor: Who does the work when it’s time to do the work? By Julia Johnson, Skyline, Automotive Department Equity is the operative word on almost every campus these days. Task forces, committees, seminars and workshops have blossomed everywhere, all devoted to studying the problem of equity on our campuses.  We […]