In this issue:
- 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 (above left) and AFT 1493 Co-Vice President and Chief Negotiator Joaquin Rivera (above center) as well as CSEA Chapter 33 President Annette Perot (above lright) all spoke, once again, about their frustrations with the lack of movement from the District bargaining team.
- AFT & CSEA show increasing solidarity through words and actions
– Members of both AFT and CSEA meet for solidarity lunch events at all three campuses
– AFT and CSEA members speak out to the Board about why faculty and staff deserve fair contracts
– AFT 1493 Cañada College Chapter Chair Michael Hoffman’s statement to the Board about AFT’s solidarity with district classified staff members
- Viewpoint: Dual Enrollment: A Bridge to College or a Highway Right Past Us?
CSM English Professor Tim Maxwell explains why “Dual Enrollment, the initiative that promotes outsourcing of community college credit to high schools, is by far the most serious threat proposed so far, both to our students and to our jobs”
- Meet Danny Lynch, new Promise counselor at Cañada College
Danny describes working at a community college as “a pretty magical place. It provides so much opportunity to work for social justice and make a long-lasting impact.”
- Updates on Health & Safety
Health & safety reports, including Chancellor’s ad hoc committee on District’s Covid-19 vaccination requirement, a survey showing Skyline College’s poor cell phone service coverage, & more