AFT 1493 Updates

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Posted September 27, 2011

Many faculty members have contacted AFT with questions regarding points made by Chancellor Galatolo in his recent e-mail to faculty. These questions and their answers are below. Question 1: Is it true, as AFT reported, that most of our faculty salaries do not rank 3rd or 4th among the Bay Area community college districts?  The […]

Summary of Tentative Contract Agreement

Posted September 4, 2011

The following points are highlights of the tentative contract agreement (TA) between the AFT and the District. [Click here to read the complete TA.] • Since 2008, the State has not paid school districts the statutory COLA, which, by law, they must pay.  The State is supposed to repay that owed COLA when the economy recovers. […]

“March in March”

Posted March 10, 2011

Rally in Sacramento: March 14, 2011 Plan to go to the state capitol Monday, March 14, to protest education cuts and join the national fight-back against right-wing attacks on public workers!photo from last year’s “March in March” by David McLain

The Advocate – February 2011

Posted February 9, 2011

    Brown proposes to cut $400 million for community colleges and raise student fees by almost 40% More cuts to come if voters don’t support extending tax increases by Masao Suzuki, Skyline, AFT 1493 Executive Committee Co-Rep. Governor Brown is proposing to cut state funding for community college by $400 million for next year […]

The Advocate – December 2010

Posted October 26, 2010

  Part-time faculty to vote this week on State Disability Insurance Part-time faculty in the District will vote this week and next on whether to participate in the California State Disability Insurance Program. The District and AFT Local 1493 agreed to conduct the election, in accordance with state law governing State Disability Insurance. California State […]