On Thursday, February 27, AFT 2121 tried to hand deliver our public comment about “salary-gate” to STWEP Agrella and Chancellor Tyler. In response, Campus Police were ordered to lock faculty, students and community members out of Conlan Hall — a public building.
After receiving an emailed version of our public comment, Chancellor Tyler sent the following response… Read more ›
On Wednesday, February 19th, dozens of AFT 2121 members, CCSF students, and community supporters joined CFT and community college leaders from around the state to lobby for fair accreditation in our California community colleges. Assemblymember Rob Bonta introduced AB 1942, a new bill sponsored by the CFT and supported by SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera that seeks to introduce transparency, due process, and accountability into the accreditation process for our colleges.
Watch this quick video with Assemblymember Bonta’s summary of AB 1942:
AFT 2121 President Alisa Messer, CCSF Student Trustee Shanell Williams, and San Francisco Deputy City Attorney Sara Eisenberg spoke representing San Francisco at the press conference announcing the legislation.
AFT 2121 has sent the following letter to the CCSF Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers, Robert Agrella, regarding salaries for new high-level administrators above the existing administrative salary schedule without legal authority and the restoration of public Board meetings. For more, see this post.
The issues uncovered in the last several weeks regarding administrative pay are quite disturbing: they point not just to a lack of transparency but to violations in Board process and of the public trust. All CCSF Board meetings have been disbanded under the state-imposed trusteeship of CCSF. We have serious concerns re items on the #CCSF Feb. “Board” agenda. Speak up! Below is a sample “public” comment to send. You may edit or amend it as desired.
If you would like to join us as we deliver additional public comments please meet us today at 4:00 pm in front of Conlan Hall.
Last month, Special Trustee Agrella backed off approving a new administrative salary schedule after community protest of what appeared to be a 19.3% salary increase. Since then, Chancellor Tyler has acknowledged errors regarding administrative salaries, and more information and questions have come to light. Read more ›
As if it is not enough that faculty pay is lagging more than 4% behind 2007 scales, errors in faculty pay and a backlog of CalSTRS reporting issues continue to make life miserable for too many faculty. Nor can faculty even discern their correct pay or sick leave accounts owing to a lack of transparency on electronic pay stubs and the indecipherable postings at the CCSF payroll website. Read more ›