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Independent Flex Day, Thursday, August 17

Our Precinct Reps and our newly elected Bargaining Team members have been invited to join an afternoon training, which is being held, Thursday, August 17, from 1-5 PM in MUB 180 at Ocean campus,  where we will discuss our strategic approach to the contract campaign.

Flex Day, Friday, August 18

Our last contract campaign produced several wins: much-needed raises, an additional top step, and load improvements. We achieved these gains through organizing and calling out the district on their unfair labor practices and the power we have built together through collective action is a springboard for achieving future gains. This semester we start our newest contract campaign.

Come find us on FLEX Day at our table by Diego Rivera Theater on Flex Day to sign a new membership form, fill out a bargaining survey, and pick up our newest bulletin“Organizing in the Era of Trump.” Stay tuned precinct reps will be your primary contacts throughout this contract campaign and will be setting up “listening sessions” at various sites to discuss contract issues and priorities and you’re invited! Your voice matters in these discussions. You can start by coming to our flex day meetings.

AFT 2121 FLEX Meeting
Ocean, Conlan 101, 2:30-4:00 pm
 
Part-timers FLEX Meeting
Ocean, Conlan 101, 4:10-5:30 pm

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ACCJC Settlement

The campaign for fair accreditation in California led by the AFT 2121 and CFT has been incredibly successful. The new Settlement Agreement with ACCJC is yet another defining victory. Read more…

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Bulletin: Organizing in the Era of Trump​

AFT 2121 Flex Day Bulletin for August 18, 2017: Organizing in the Era of Trump

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Charlottesville and the “Many Sides” of Donald Trump: What Can We Do?

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In many ways the hatred and violence we saw this weekend in Charlottesville is nothing new. White supremacists and neo-Nazis chanting racist and anti-Semitic slogans and targeting people with direct violence is an ugly part of our history.

What is new, in the post-Civil Rights era, is the official reaction to these events from the White House. President Trump’s statement that “many sides” were to blame gave a moral equivalency to “both sides.” There is no moral equivalency between white supremacists and those who oppose their hatred. White supremacists seek legal white domination over people of color, Jews and support an end to equal rights for the LGBT community.

Trump’s statements are shameful and worrying.

He gave a clear signal to the white supremacists that he has no problem with them. In fact, David Duke thanked Trump for his comments. President Trump has emboldened the white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

We send our love to the family and friends of those killed and injured. We condemn the violence and hatred that the white supremacists and neo-Nazis stand for and Trump’s wink and a nod to these forces of hate.

What can we do?

We can support rallies and vigils protesting the ugly resurgence of this hatred.

Here are some actions:

  • Bay Resistance, a coalition of which AFT 2121 is a founding member, has an action today Wednesday August 16th 5-7 pm at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department to say no to white supremacy and racism, no to deportations, and yes to sanctuary: bit.ly/noracist
  • There is a planned neo-Nazi and white supremacists rally Saturday August 26th in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more details to join labor and community counterprotests.
  • Can’t make these events? We urge you to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville by taking part in a peaceful event near you in the coming days and weeks.

What can we do as educators?

As educators we can teach! Silence is not an option. Educators are committed to the idea that understanding our history is a liberating act. Understanding, both morally and intellectually, is a cornerstone of human development.

So find ways to engage students with these issues. Here are some resources for educators at #CharlottesvilleCurriculum:

You can also review this excellent curriculum and supports resource page compiled by ShareMyLesson and the AFT to help you.

This hatred has existed for a very long time. It is not new. And the struggle against it has long history as well. Let us join in that struggle for a world of love, enlightenment and liberation.

Forward Ever
Backwards Never

Tim Killikelly
AFT 2121 President

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Parking permits change | Take CA Labor History | Free City

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Free City College Victory Party and multilingual enrollment flyers

20626649_1607789162585450_716359424406942425_oLast week AFT 2121 was thrilled to gather with, SF Supervisor Jane Kim, other elected leaders, the Free City Coalition, students, staff, and administrators for a lunchtime Free City Celebration featuring the CCSF Jazz Ensemble and the opportunity to apply to City College of San Francisco.

As we had hoped it would Free City is bringing thousands of San Franciscans back to their education at CCSF. More than 30,000 students have enrolled in classes at City College for fall semester 2017, a significant increase over last fall semester. Last month’s data on full-time equivalent student (FTES) units shows an estimated 17% increase in year-over-year combined credit and non-credit FTES, with a 25.5% increase in credit-only FTES.​​
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(Fall 2017) District changes parking permit application process

The application window for parking permit applications for the new 2017-2019 parking permit is now open. and the process to sign up for your permit has changed. The District will begin issuing citations will be issued for invalid permits starting September 1st.

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(Fall 2017) Learn about California’s Labor History

“California Labor History,” offered at 6:10 p.m.Tuesday evenings at Mission Campus, Room 454, beginning August 22, shows how the fight for social justice stretches back before the Gold Rush and forward to today.

The class is taught by longtime 2121 member and CFT Communications Director Fred Glass.  Learn about the 1934 San Francisco General Strike, the most important event in local history most people have never heard of, when the city was shut tight for four days to protest police killings of striking workers. You may not know it, but the hidden legacy of the General Strike surrounds and protects us still.
You will find out, via Glass’s new book, From Mission to Microchip:  A History of the California Labor Movement (UC Press), and his public television documentary Golden Lands, Working Hands, how public sector workers gained collective bargaining rights and defended them; how Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta organized the United Farm Workers, and about earlier farm labor struggles; how civil rights activists and unionists joined to eliminate legal race discrimination from California jobs; how thousands, including 2121 members, came together in November 2011 to shut the Oakland Port in support of the 99%; and how organized labor, bastion of anti-immigrant xenophobia in nineteenth century San Francisco, evolved into today’s staunch defender of immigrant worker rights.
ESL instructor and 2121 officer Jessica Buchsbaum: “Taking the class was a great introduction to labor history in California.  It’s given me a better understanding and appreciation of AFT 2121’s achievements over the last 30 plus years.”
To register:  ccsf.edu
Registration assistance:  Bill Shields, wshields@ccsf.edu
Questions about course content: Fred Glass, fglasscft@gmail.com
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