In this issue:
- Negotiations Report
New Covid MOU for the Spring semester includes renewed family leave and monthly stipends for all faculty teaching online. Negotiations are continuing on compensation.
– Faculty parents spoke out at two Board of Trustees meetings to push for renewed family leave in the Spring MOU. The Board and District listened.
- AFT exposes district budget and salary data
As the district bargaining team has been slow in negotiating on compensation, especially on pay equity for part-time faculty, AFT has begun highlighting district budget data showing SMCCD’s extremely healthy revenues and administrators’ salaries continuously ranked #1 in the state, while adjunct instructors’ salaries are .
– The district is continuing to willfully and excessively violate the 50% law, which shows their unwillingness to prioritize salaries for classroom instruction
– AFT faculty reps highlight district budget data:
— Psychology instructor Shaun Perisho made a brief comparison of SMCCD administrators’ and faculty salaries
— Physics instructor Kolo Wamba asked the Board if the District’s commitment to equity includes the commitment to a fair contract for our faculty
- Introducing newly-elected AFT Executive Committee Members:
Annie Corbett, Evan Kaiser, David Lau, Tim Rottenberg and Kolo Wamba
- AFT 1493 Executive Secretary Marianne Kaletzky is at center of our Local’s work in advocating for all faculty
- AFT grievance officers work to resolve faculty issues and improve working conditions
- AFT 1493’s Anti-Oppression Committee organized a Flex Day workshop to allow faculty to explore classroom practices and conditions for equitable teaching and learning
- New crisis has developed at City College of San Francisco
Hundreds of classes cut, hundreds of part-time faculty jobs lost, pink slips coming for full-time faculty
- CCSF again in the Crosshairs
An economic and historical analysis of the CCSF crisis
- Social Justice Organizing in our Communities:
21-year-old social justice activist wins a seat on South San Francisco City Council
- Adjunct Safe Space meetings set for next three months
- Attend or view a faculty evaluation orientation
- Feedback needed on 2022-23 Academic Calendar