Wednesday: You can help make Free City REAL!

(This Wednesday) Let’s make Free City College REAL!

San Francisco must set the example and ensure access to quality education: we need Free City College! for our City, its residents, and for our CCSF. With skyrocketing housing prices and high student debt, students often face choices between enrollment and rent, between textbooks and groceries.

Join us this Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm to tell the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee that it’s essential to seed the Free City College Initiative now for Fall 2017! Please RSVP, invite, and join us!

San Franciscans overwhelming passed Prop W to fund the Free City College initiative, and already the rumors are flying that some in city government want to use the money for other things. Voters have shown they want to protect City College and expand access to higher education—join us to tell them they cannot abandon that promise!

“‘The overwhelming majority of the Board of Supervisors have already made their commitment to funding free City College given the passage of new revenue and … I expect we will be funding a free City College in August 2017,’ said Supervisor Jane Kim, who championed the idea.”

Read the full SF Chronicle article.

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Dues vote results | Golden Handshake & organizing to Stop Cuts!

Dues Increase Vote passes with strong member support

Last week, AFT 2121 members voted to increase dues from 1.26% to 1.5%. Since 2011, we avoided raising dues because members were struggling with salary cuts and low pay. Instead, our union has dipped into our reserves to pay for rising costs. But to be able to continue to do the organizing work that is protecting our College from the ACCJC and has led to our successful contract campaign, we need to get our union on solid financial ground. This vote shows that our members want our union to be ready to meet the challenges ahead.

Numbers:
Yes 283 – 82%
No 62 – 18%
Spoiled ballots 8


Early Retirement Incentive Plan and organizing to protect our College

Yesterday, our rank-and-file leaders had a long and thoughtful discussion at the Delegate Assembly meeting about how to proceed and passed the following resolution “Authorize the bargaining team to proceed with negotiating the early retirement incentive (SERP) under the best terms possible to protect educational quality and programs.”

Currently, AFT and the District are negotiating an early retirement incentive plan for full-time faculty with at least 5 years of service and 55 years of age. The incentive is 65% of annual base salary, with a range of options for disbursement, from 5 years to lifetime.

This plan is entirely separate from CalSTRS; it is privately administered by Keenan and Associates. Given the large number of full-time faculty 55 or over at CCSF relative to other colleges, it is anticipated that 100 faculty might retire at the end of this academic year. Under the agreement, some faculty retirements under the incentive may be deferred untilDec. 31, 2017 depending on total number of applicants and the impact on disciplines/programs.

A key sticking point for the Union has been the unwillingness of the District to commit to replacing more of these retirees. (The District so far says it will agree to replace 50% of themwithin 5 years.)

The District wants to save money, given the loss of stability funding in 2017/18, on the order of a $35 million reduction in State apportionment to CCSF. By not replacing retiring faculty, or delaying their replacement, the District plans to cut costs. In response our Union, has asked the District to commit to replacing vacant positions in a way that will maintain the current balance of full-time and part-time faculty members over the next five years.

Notices to eligible full-time faculty must be made soon to allow for adequate time to consult with retirement counselors (to be provided by Keenan), and to deal with the impact of these vacancies on program offerings and scheduling for Fall 2017. We would like our retirement-eligible faculty to have the benefit of this bonus, but we don’t accept the district’s intention to use this as another way to downsize the college.

Next steps
We will continue to directly resist cuts and organize to protect the integrity of our classes, our programs, and our college. You can help us tell Chancellor Lamb: stop the downsizing, support student access to education! Please join our next action and help us open further the conversation about class cuts. Here’s three things that will help:

  1. Please fill out and share the “Don’t Cancel our Future” postcard (return to AFT 2121 by Wednesday, 11/30 at 5pm).
  2. Join us to deliver hundreds of “Don’t Cancel our Future” postcards to Chancellor Lamb at her First Friday Forum Friday, 12/2 in MUB 140 at 1:15pm
  3. Invite students and coworkers to our action: Share this flyer

We will keep faculty informed as we move forward.

In Unity,

Tim Killikelly
AFT 2121 President

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ACCJC’s January decision and our next steps

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Tomorrow: DA | ACCJC forum | Time to rise | Stop the cuts!

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(Tomorrow, 11/22) Join our Delegate Assembly meeting

​All faculty are invited to join our Delegate Assembly tomorrow at Evans Campus from 3-5pm in room 102. Get the agenda.

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Don’t cancel our future: Stop the cuts!!

dont-cancel-our-future-flyerPremature closures needlessly deny student access to CCSF and cause employment and income loss to faculty. If the District is really committed to rebuilding enrollment, then cutting the college makes no sense.

Let’s open the conversation about class cuts! You can help tell Chancellor Lamb: stop the downsizing, support student access to education!

  1. Please fill out the “Don’t Cancel our Future” postcard and return it to AFT 2121 by Wednesday, 11/30 at 5pm
  2. Join us to deliver hundreds of “Don’t Cancel our Future” postcards to Chancellor Lamb at her First Friday Forum Friday, 12/2 in MUB 140 at 1:15pm
  3. Share this flyer
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(Monday, November 28) Public forum with Jackie Speier: ACCJC accrediting for austerity

jackiespeierforumJoin United States Representative Jackie Speier in answering the question: Where does our City College stand in the struggle against the ACCJC? We invite you and your classes to attend this public forum.

Monday, Nov. 28
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Diego Rivera Theater

Congresswoman Speier has been a tireless advocate for our College during the ACCJC driven accreditation crisis. Her forum will feature:

  • Highly successful CCSF programs
  • Panel of faculty, students, and elected officials
  • Time for questions

More info: aft2121.org
Please RSVP to aft@aft2121.org
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