AFT 1493 Updates

What’s new and of interest to AFT Local 1493 members

FAQ: LOGISTICS OF WORKLOAD POINT SYSTEM

Posted September 29, 2022

Workload Program FAQ: Logistics of workload point system We recently began our first academic year with the Workload Point System Pilot Program in place for full-timers. The Point System aims to set clear and reasonable expectations for committee work and other non-primary duties. In response to questions faculty put forward while creating their plans, some […]

URGE NEWSOM TO RAISE THE ADJUNCT WORKLOAD CAP

Posted September 18, 2022

Governor Newsom has indicated that he may once again veto CFT’s bill to increase the workload cap for part-time faculty. This bill, AB 1856, would formally increase the workload cap available to part-time faculty from 67% up to 85% of a full-time faculty workload in California’s community colleges. We made a big splash this week, […]

LATEST CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REPORTS

Posted September 8, 2022

Sep. 20 Faculty Contract Negotiations Session Report Summary: AFT and the District came to an agreement on a Fall 2022 MOU on the effects of the District’s change in masking requirements. This MOU includes provisions for accommodations for faculty who are immunocompromised, live in a household with an immunocompromised person, or have a very young […]

ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR OUR PAID UNION INTERNSHIP

Posted September 1, 2022

AFT 1493 is seeking two SMCCCD student interns who want to learn more about organizing techniques, the structure and functioning of labor unions, and the role of the labor movement in public education. The interns must be current SMCCCD students. They will receive $2000 for work during the 2022-23 academic year, with total hours not […]

DISTRICT REFUSES TO NEGOTIATE FALL MOU; MEMBERS SPEAK ON CLASS CANCELLATIONS

Posted September 1, 2022

In our most recent negotiations session on August 24, AFT negotiators put forward a proposed MOU for Fall 2022. Our MOU proposals include common-sense provisions like the right for faculty to pivot to remote delivery if they are ill but feel well enough to work remotely, rather than having to be absent and hope a […]