The Advocate

The Advocate, newsletter of the San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1493, is available in .pdf format– by clicking on the links for the specific issues below. Links to supplemental information related to specific articles in an issue are listed under the link for that issue. (To read .pdf files, see the bottom of this page for details on downloading Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
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Click here to see The Advocate Archives (issues from 1999-2008)

February 2010

The Advocate – 33.4 – February 2010 (2.1 MB)

In this issue:

  • Hundreds attend teach-ins on budget crisis at all three colleges
  • District decision-making must be transparent and inclusive
  • Contract talks continue, but progress is slow
  • Senate leaders respond to budget crisis in our District
  • Opinion: One way to reduce college costs: Cut from the top
  • In memoriam: George Goth
  • AFT 1493 is looking for a few new leaders

December 2009

The Advocate – 33.3 – December 2009 (2.2 MB)

In this issue:

  • Community college faculty and students begin organizing against cuts
  • District offers zero, wants to roll back faculty rights
  • Administrators’ pay rose 11 – 16% in last two years, faculty lag far behind
  • Resource Allocation Model appears to favor District Office
  • CSM community organizes vigil to “save education”
  • Skyline “Concerned Faculty” challenge budget cut strategy
  • Part Time Faculty Group joins AFT

November 2009

The Advocate – 33.2 – November 2009 (1.2 MB)

In this issue:

  • President’s Letter: Budget situation is worse than a Halloween horror movie
  • Is there a better way to reduce the budget? – Consider structural reorganization & centralization
  • District part-time faculty group proposes new social contract
  • Know your rights in evaluation procedures
  • Letter: Community colleges’ transfer function needs support
  • A part-timer’s view on the state budget and our colleges
  • Retirees’ group planning two end-of-year events
  • We need to fight for California’s future

The Advocate Archives

 The Advocate - 31.6 – May 2008 (1 MB)
The Advocate – 31.5 – April 2008 (1 MB)
The Advocate – 31.4 – March 2008 (870 KB)
The Advocate – 31.3 – December 2007 (1.3 MB)
The Advocate – 31.2 – November 2007 (700 KB)
The Advocate – 31.1 – October 2007 (1 MB)

The Advocate – 30.6 – May 2007 (650 KB)
The Advocate – 30.5 – April 2007 (700 KB)

The Advocate – 30.4 – March 2007 (590 KB)
The Advocate – 30.3 – December 2006 (850 KB)
The Advocate – 30.2 – November 2006 (900 KB)
The Advocate – 30.1 – October 2006 (3 MB)

The Advocate – 29.6 – May 2006 (1 MB)
The Advocate – 29.5 – March-April 2006 (180 KB)
The Advocate – 29.4 – February 2006 (1.5 MB)
The Advocate – 29.3 – December 2005 (116 KB)
The Advocate – 29.2 – October 2005 (558 KB)
The Advocate – 29.1 – September 2005 (108 KB)

The Advocate – 28.6 – May 2005 (627 KB)
The Advocate – 28.5 – April 2005 (143 KB)
The Advocate – 28.4 – February 2005 (721 KB)
The Advocate – 28.3 – December 2004 (121 KB)
The Advocate – 28.2 – October 2004 (148 KB)
The Advocate – 28.1 – September 2004 (857 KB)

The Advocate – 27.6 – May 2004 (565 KB)
The Advocate – 27.5 – April 2004 (1 MB)
The Advocate – 27.4 – March 2004 (662 KB)
The Advocate – 27.3 – December 2003 (288KB)
The Advocate – 27.2 – November 2003 (3.4 MB)
The Advocate – 27.1 – October 2003 (6.7MB)

The Advocate – 26.6 – May 2003 (3.1MB)
The Advocate – 26.5 – April 2003
The Advocate – 26.4 – March 2003
The Advocate – 26.3 - December 2002
The Advocate – 26.2 - November 2002
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Links to publications cited in article on Single Payer Healthcare System
The Advocate – 26.1 - October 2002
Opening Day News (August 2002)

The Advocate – 25.6 – May 2002
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Notes by Dave Danielson on Noam Chomsky 3/22/02 talk
The Advocate – 25.5 - April 2002
The Advocate – 25.4 - March 2002
The Advocate – 25.3 – December 2001
The Advocate – 25.2 - November 2001
The Advocate – 25.1 - October 2001
Opening Day News (August 2001)

The Advocate
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- May 2001

The Advocate – 24.5 - April 2001
- “Digital Diploma Mills Part V”
The Advocate – 24.4 – February-March 2001
The Advocate – 24.3 - December 2000
The Advocate – 24.2 - November 2000
The Advocate – 24.1 – September-October 2000

The Advocate – 23.6 - May 2000
The Advocate – 23.5 - April 2000
The Advocate – 23.4 - February 2000
- Negotiability of District Communications Policy
(letter to the District from AFT 1493’s attorney Robert Bezemek)
The Advocate – 23.3 – December 1999
The Advocate – 23.2 – November 1999