May 2022 Advocate: AFT Summer Book Club

Union Book Club

Join AFT 1493’s Summer Book Club

Unions are on the rise! But do you know the backstory? This summer faculty, staff and students are invited to join a virtual Book Club reading Fred Glass’s award-winning labor history, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement, University of California Press (2016).

Professor Glass is an instructor in City College of San Francisco’s Labor Studies program and formerly was Communications Director of the CFT and served as AFT1493’s Executive Secretary; he also authored A History of the California Federation of Teachers, 1919-1989.

The Book Club will be facilitated by Evan Kaiser, AFT rep and ESL Professor at CSM. There will be no homework beyond reading. The Club will meet four times during Summer.

Interested in joining? Please fill out this poll to let us know your availability:

Meeting dates, times and Zoom link will be announced in early June. More information, including how to get a copy of the book, is also available here: 

Questions? Contact Evan Kaiser <> or Jessica Silver-Sharp <>