The Advocate

May 2023 (Issue 46, Num. 6)

Posted May 25, 2023

In this issue: AFT presents petition for a fair contract to Board & Chancellor Board & Chancellor were presented with a petition signed by over 1000 faculty, students, staff & community members Faculty organize to keep the class size minimum at 10, oppose Moreno’s call for raising minimum back to 20 When Interim Chancellor Melissa […]

March-April 2023 (Issue 46, Num. 5)

Posted March 22, 2023

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

February 2023 (Issue 46, Num. 4)

Posted February 7, 2023

In this issue: After district has failed to offer fair proposals on pay, benefits or other issues, negotiations for a new faculty contract continue with a mediator Update on pay, benefit and other proposals, how the District’s current salary offer equals a pay cut and what faculty can do to win a contract we deserve […]

December 2022 (Issue 46, Num. 3)

Posted December 15, 2022

In this issue: AFT and CSEA leaders call on Trustees to push District bargaining team to present reasonable salary and benefits proposals At the December 14th SMCCCD Board of Trustees meeting, AFT 1493 President Monica Malamud (above left) and AFT 1493 Co-Vice President and Chief Negotiator Joaquin Rivera (above center) as well as CSEA Chapter […]

October-November 2022 (Issue 46, Num. 2)

Posted October 19, 2022

In this issue: Negotiations at a standstill, with District refusing to move on many proposals District negotiators have responded to AFT with counterproposal after counterproposal that simply reiterate the status quo. Want a fair contract now? RSVP today for our October 26th Board action to demand healthcare for part-timers and paid parental leave. Equitable part-time […]