The Advocate

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 […]

September 2022 (Issue 46, Number 1)

Posted September 8, 2022

In this issue: Answering questions about the workload point system As the pilot workload point system for full-time faculty has begun to roll out, AFT addresses some practical questions that have arisen. AFT works with Chancellor and Trustees to reduce class size minimum Communication and collective actions led the Chancellor to allow Fall 2022 courses […]

ADVOCATE – May 2022 (Issue 45, Number 6)

Posted May 24, 2022

In this issue: How AB 1705 would reduce course offerings and negatively impact community college students Assembly Bill 1705, a proposed bill currently being considered by the state legislature, has the stated goal of improving transfer rates, but would, in fact, “result in severe negative impacts for students who need these resources the most.” AFT […]

March-April 2022 (Issue 45, Number 5)

Posted March 22, 2022

In this issue: Negotiations update: As initial proposals for new faculty contract are “sunshined,” AFT asks members to complete “Count On Me” cards On Feb. 23, the Board of Trustees officially received AFT’s initial proposals for the next contract, which will cover July 2022-June 2025. These proposals include… Our Contract Action Team (CAT) is growing!  […]

February 2022 (Issue 45, Number 4)

Posted February 9, 2022

In this issue: AFT’s Campaign for Safe Campuses: A review While our district was not prepared with promised Covid testing for all, nor with adequate supplies of N95/KN95 masks for all students, district administrators nevertheless did not allow faculty or staff the option to temporarily move to remote work. AFT continues organizing for safer campuses […]