AFT 1493 Updates

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

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICIES – FALL 2022 AND BEYOND

Posted August 4, 2022

On July 27 Chancellor Claire wrote to faculty to share the news that he has directed administrators to allow Fall 2022 sections with enrollment of at least ten students to run—rather than implementing the usual Board Policy that allows deans to cancel classes of less than 20. AFT applauds this decision, which we strongly believe […]

WRITE TO LEGISLATORS: SMCCCD PROGRAMS & SERVICES MUST NOT LOSE FUNDING!

Posted June 17, 2022

Dear faculty colleagues, PLEASE join our Local in supporting necessary amendments to SB 893 (Becker), a bill that would give SMCCCD—and only SMCCCD—additional flexibility with the district’s general fund revenue. The aim of SB 893 is to use general fund revenue to make community college free for San Mateo County residents, a goal our Local […]

MOU ON EFFECTS OF NEW MASKING FRAMEWORK

Posted June 17, 2022

MOU reached on effects of new SMCCCD masking framework AFT and the SMCCCD held negotiations on June 13th and 14th and were able to arrive at a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the effects of SMCCCD’s new indoor masking framework. The MOU will cover Summer 2022 only. It guarantees access to the accommodations process for faculty […]

JUNE 6TH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REPORT

Posted June 10, 2022

Report on June 6 Faculty Contract Negotiations Session Summary: On June 6th bargaining teams representing AFT 1493 and the District arrived at a Tentative Agreement on wording modifications to Article 17 (Grievance Procedure). The parties continue to negotiate over a number of issues, including and AFT’s proposal for paid parental leave, AFT’s proposal to insert […]

MAY 26TH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS REPORT

Posted June 3, 2022

AFT May 26th Contract Negotiations Report After coming to agreement on two articles last session, AFT and District negotiators continued discussing a number of contractual articles during the session on May 26. Issues discussed include AFT’s organizational rights as a union; when AFT will receive information in the event of layoffs; whether a procedure for […]