View full November 2020 issue (pdf)
In this issue:
- Contract negotiations begin on compensation, part-time parity
Read about the latest district and AFT proposals on compensation, benefits, and part-time parity
- Why our part-time faculty need equity now!
Salary comparison chart shows SMCCD’s part-time faculty are not paid equitably compared to full-time faculty in our district and rank significantly below neighboring districts
- November election!
For a full set of ballot recommendations based on your address, go to the: CFT’s EDUCATORS CHOICE VOTERS GUIDE. Be sure to vote on the many critical propositions on the ballot: YES on 15! YES on 16! YES on 17; YES on 18; No on 20; YES ON 21; NO on 22! YES on 25; See our endorsed candidates for the SMCCD Board of Trustees
- AFT launches Anti-Oppression Committee
The struggle for labor rights and the fight for racial, gender and other forms of social justice are intrinsically connected — only if we are intentional about it. The committee’s first campaign is: “Class Size is a Social Justice Issue!”
- 50 years ago: Looking back at when the Anti-War Movement came to Skyline
The second in a series of three articles looking back at events at each of our three colleges fifty years ago as the anti-Vietnam War movement swept college campuses around the country
Focusing on part-time equity:
- – Snapshots from AFT’s survey of SMCCD part-time faculty working conditions
Some initial views of part-timers’ responses to key questions about the number of courses they teach in and out of our district, whether they have permanent work outside of their faculty work and whether they expect to look for work outside SMCCD if their pay is not significantly increased soon
- – What Would 85% Parity Mean to You?
We asked some part-time faculty members what it would mean to them if the district paid them 85% parity (percentage of full-time faculty salary rates for equivalent loads.)
- – “Safe Space” meetings allow part-time faculty to share experiences and stories with other adjuncts
Adjunct-only meetings provide mutual support for part-time faculty; themes discussed have included the struggle to afford health insurance, feeling “othered” and difficulties juggling classes at multiple districts.
- Nominations open for AFT 1493 officers
Postponed elections to take place in November
- Final reminder: Please complete the AFT faculty survey on the new Covid MOU
Please complete the faculty survey by 5 p.m., Tuesday, 10/27, to help improve the new Spring MOU
- Corporate attacks on Prop. 15 are tightening race
Proposition 15 has slipped below 50% level in a new statewide poll. Volunteer for phone banks!
- Prop. 22 would allow gig corporations to gouge workers’ rights
Proposition 22 guarantees a wage of less than $6/hour and ensures the growth of the gig economy’s “flexibility”, which removes any job security, just like the conditions for part-time faculty