AFT 1493 Updates

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

YOUR UNION REPS FOR FALL 2022

Posted September 28, 2022

Below are your AFT 1493 union reps for Fall 2022. If you have questions about our union, your rights as a faculty member or any issues related to working conditions, start by contacting your campus chapter chair or reach out to AFT 1493 Executive Secretary Marianne Kaletzky. See AFT 1493 Executive Committee members page.

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, […]

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 […]

ADJUNCT HEALTHCARE VICTORY IMMINENT: JOIN UPCOMING MEETING ON 9/8

Posted August 31, 2022

Since last October, we have been engaged with the California Federation of Teachers in a statewide campaign to win healthcare for all community college faculty. And after months of tireless activism, we are on the cusp of a historic breakthrough! But we need your help to secure and implement this funding for adjunct faculty member […]