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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 […]

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 […]