AFT 1493 Updates

WATCH AFT 1493 CHIEF NEGOTIATOR JOAQUIN RIVERA EXPRESS FRUSTRATIONS TO BOARD ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS

Posted November 29, 2022

AFT 1493 Chief Negotiator Joaquin Rivera addressed the SMCCCD Board of Trustees at their November 16, 2022 meeting, expressing his frustration with the District Chief Negotiator’s lack of movement, his seeming unwillingness to seriously consider any of the union’s proposals and his insistence on district take-backs. Watch Joaquin’s comments below: Upcoming bargaining sessions are scheduled […]

LATEST CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REPORTS

Posted November 25, 2022

Nov. 21 Negotiations Session Summary: AFT hoped to receive a compensation proposal from the District today, but the District did not come ready to offer one. Instead, they presented an estimate indicating that offering part-timers medical coverage through District plans would cost $20 million—an order of magnitude greater than AFT’s estimate. The District later revealed that […]

FACULTY SPEAK OUT TO TRUSTEES ABOUT DISTRICT’S LACK OF PROGRESS IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Posted November 9, 2022

Four faculty members made public comments at the Nov. 9 SMCCCD Board of Trustees meeting, raising questions and concerns about the District’s apparent unwillingness to make meaningful progress in faculty contract negotiations. Watch the presentations below:  AFT 1493 VP Katharine Harer reads comments by AFT 1493 President Monica Malamud asking Trustees if they are aware […]

FACULTY SPEAK OUT ON NEED FOR PT FACULTY HEALTH CARE & PAID PARENTAL LEAVE AT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Posted October 14, 2022

AFT’s negotiators have made virtually no significant progress in contract bargaining due to the District’s flat refusal to show any movement on the following union proposals: Quality, affordable healthcare plans for part-time instructors: AFT has proposed that part-timers with loads of 40% or more get access to medical, dental, and vision benefits equivalent to those offered […]

FALL 2022 MOU AGREEMENT

Posted September 30, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, AFT and the District have been negotiating Memoranda of Understanding covering special, Covid-related changes to working conditions. We have been able to negotiate these MOUs according to a process called “effects bargaining,” in which changes to working conditions (like the shift to all-online instruction at the […]