In this issue:
- Contract negotiations are down to one final issue
AFT’s proposal will move adjuncts 3 percentage points closer to the 85% parity goal. Under the District’s proposal, adjuncts would still be in the high 60s (68% or 69% parity) on the new, step-and-column schedule. As contract negotiations near a settlement, here is a review of what we’ve won so far
- SMCCD faculty express discontent over adjunct inequities in spirited letter-writing campaign
In just four days, SMCCD faculty members flooded the SMCCD Board and Chancellor’s inboxes with 180 letters focused on the need to establish Part Time Parity NOW.
Read some of the letters here.
- SMCCD Enrollment, Faculty & Revenue Trends Over Last Decade
Over the last decade or so, our district enrollment has declined significantly as have our number of part-time faculty. The number of full-time faculty has increased by about a dozen over the same period. Meanwhile our district’s annual revenues have increased dramatically, from $113.8 million in 2009-10 to $208.2 million in 2019-20
- Viewpoint: Adjunct equity means much more than just pay parity
Holiday pay, job security, affordable health benefits are also still needed
- Support the fight against major cuts at City College of San Francisco
CCSF recently sent layoff notices to 163 full -time faculty and 400-600 part-time faculty jobs are also at risk.
A new book, Free City, reviewed in this issue, documents the history of the struggle against cuts at CCSF.
- We Are Not Your Model Minority: Faculty, staff, and students co-organize a sharing space on anti-Asian violence: Attend the open forum, “Healing from Hate,” Thursday, March 25, from 4-5pm.
- It’s time for the California Tax on Extreme Wealth!
CFT-sponsored California bill would implement a 1% tax on wealth in excess of $50 million per household
- Call on CalSTRS to divest from fossil fuels
$6 billion of faculty retirement money is invested in fossil fuel companies and environmental destruction
- Social Justice Organizing in our Communities
Each issue we are highlighting Social Justice Organizing in our Communities and we encourage faculty to publicize these community groups to their students:
– Daly City for Black Lives: Advocating for community engagement in South City budget
– Young people in Coalition Z are organizing for racial justice in San Mateo
- Next Adjunct Safe Space meeting: April 28