In this issue:
- Negotiations at a standstill, with District refusing to move on many proposals
District negotiators have responded to AFT with counterproposal after counterproposal that simply reiterate the status quo. Want a fair contract now? RSVP today for our October 26th Board action to demand healthcare for part-timers and paid parental leave.
- Equitable part-time faculty healthcare now!
AFT has proposed that SMCCCD give part-timers with loads of 40% or more access to medical, dental, and vision benefits equivalent to those offered to full-timers. This proposal would almost certainly be fully reimbursed by the state. Come to our October 26th Board action to tell our Trustees they must provide part-time faculty with healthcare plans now.
- Faculty celebrate previous contract wins & unite to fight for more at campus solidarity parties
At each campus gathering, faculty heard that most of the union’s contract proposals are stalled at the bargaining table and discussed how faculty can exert our power to move these issues forward, starting with our October 26th Board action.
- AFT seeks ongoing feedback about the workload point system to help improve it
The purpose of the point system is to ensure that faculty do not continue to face unreasonable workloads. Based on data and feedback the union receives, AFT’s negotiators plan to renegotiate the details of the system with the District before the two-year pilot period ends.
- Don’t forget to vote in the general midterm elections!
Check out CFT’s online voter guide, plus two AFT 1493 members are running for local city councils & South San Francisco’s “Preschool for All” measure endorsed by our Local
- Faculty Focus: Sue Broxholm, Skyline Math Professor, calls for the end of the “Two-Tier system” that divides full- & part-time faculty
Sue explains what the “Two-Tier system” is and why she has worked against it, as well as sharing a little bit about herself, including a surprise personal connection to Albert Einstein.
- AFT launches Discord platform for member discussion and engagement
AFT is launching a Discord server–a free communications service and instant messaging platform–to facilitate 2-way communication in order to engage more of our members.