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December 2022 Advocate: Faculty Focus: Meet Danny Lynch

Posted December 15, 2022

Faculty Focus Meet Danny Lynch, new Promise counselor at Cañada College Interview conducted by Katharine Harer, AFT 1493 Co-Vice President & Outreach Organizer Danny Lynch (front) with his Cuesta College students at the UCSB EOPS Summer Institute Tell us about some of the work you’ve done before coming to our district?  It was quite a circuitous […]

December 2022 Advocate: AFT & CSEA leaders speak out

Posted December 15, 2022

Contract Negotiations AFT and CSEA leaders call on Trustees to push District bargaining team to present reasonable salary and benefits proposals At the December 14th SMCCCD Board of Trustees meeting, AFT 1493 President Monica Malamud and AFT 1493 Co-Vice President and Chief Negotiator Joaquin Rivera spoke, once again, about their frustrations with the lack of […]

December 2022 Advocate: Why we deserve a fair contract

Posted December 15, 2022

Contract Campaign AFT and CSEA members speak out to the Board about why faculty and staff deserve fair contracts To try to help communicate AFT and CSEA members’ experiences and feelings about the current contract negotiations, union members submitted personal comments explaining why they deserve fair contracts. Many of these comments were read at the […]

December 2022 Advocate: AFT and CSEA build solidarity

Posted December 15, 2022

Faculty-Staff unity AFT & CSEA show increasing solidarity through words and actions As both AFT Local 1493 and CSEA Chapter 33 bargaining teams have been trying to negotiate new contracts with our district, our unions’ have worked more closely together in our efforts to gain fair contracts for all SMCCCD faculty and classified staff. Representatives […]

December 2022 Advocate: AFT-CSEA solidarity lunch events

Posted December 15, 2022

AFT-CSEA UNITY Members of AFT and CSEA meet for solidarity lunches at all three campuses to share each others’ workplace issues and plan how to support each other to win fair contracts for all We asked members of both AFT and CSEA who attended solidarity lunches at Cañada College and CSM on Monday, Dec. 5 […]