AFT 1493 Updates

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

Advocate Survey

Posted October 28, 2012

Results of our November 2012 Advocate Readership survey.

CFT Voter eGuide

Posted October 8, 2012

Click on the link to go to the CFT Voter eGuide; then just type in your home address and you will be shown CFT’s recommendations for candidates and measures on your Nov. 6th local ballot, plus where to vote.Vote Yes on 30 & No on 32 to tax millionaires & stop their power grab! Click […]

“ACCJC Gone Wild”: Criticism of accreditors growing

Posted September 20, 2012

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) accredits two-year colleges in California and Hawaii. Sanctions imposed on colleges by the ACCJC in recent years have far exceeded the total sanctions by all other accreditation bodies in the country combined. On July 3, the ACCJC announced that they would terminate City College of San […]

AFT 1493 wins Best Web Site in state & 5 other CFT Communications Awards

Posted July 15, 2012

At the April 12-15 CFT Convention,, maintained by webmaster Eric Brenner, won First Place in the category of Best Web Site for locals with more than 500 unit members. The judges said of the AFT 1493 website: “Excellent design, straightforward navigation, well-written and up-to-date copy. Good use of type style, color and shading to […]

AFT 1493 E-News, September 13, 2011

Posted October 5, 2011

Dear Faculty Colleagues, As I said on Opening Day, the District and AFT 1493 negotiating teams reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) this summer for a new collective bargaining agreement, and, as I promised, the AFT Executive Committee (EC) considered this TA at its August 19th retreat. At that time, the EC voted to submit the […]