Click on this post to view the whole list of our AFT 2121 delegates to the 2016 CFT Convention Read more ›
On January, 28th 2016 CCSF Associated Students presented a resolution in support of a fair contract for faculty to our Board of Trustees. Our fight is about ensuring that the college invest now in maintaining access for students to the quality and affordable education that CCSF provides. For that we need to keep classes open and we need to pay faculty a fair wage. The Board can choose to make it’s legacy one that led the college out of the self-defeating logic of ACCJC-imposed austerity, or that sent it into a death spiral.
After AFT 2121 members took a bold step by boycotting the Chancellor’s FLEX day address, we are happy to report two victories:
1) On Monday, the District informed AFT that it would “hold faculty harmless” whose “conference” hours have been converted from lecture to lab load, pending further negotiations with the Union. This means that faculty in Physics, Music, Computer Science and other departments facing a reduction in load/pay this semester will be paid at the same rate they had been before the class changed categorization.
We have been threatening to file an Unfair Labor Practice charge unless the District hold faculty harmless, and thanks to our demonstrated willingness to strike last semester and our action on FLEX day, Chancellor Lamb and the Board are learning to take our demands seriously. Before AFT members took action, the District refused to budge on this issue. Read more ›
At last, our Board of Trustees now officially have their full powers! We sent a strong message to Chancellor Lamb on FLEX day about the importance of our contract, now we need to send the same message to the Board.
Attend the Board of Trustees meeting on Ocean Campus in MUB 140 at on January 28th in your AFT 2121 t-shirt. We plan to pack the room so come a few minutes before the meeting starts at 4:00 pm. If you are able to do so please join student leaders, our union leaders, and your co-workers in making a public comment to the board. Tell our decision makers why they must prioritize setting a fair faculty contract.
Join us on Tuesday for the first Delegate Assembly of the spring semester. We will discuss our recent victories, going to impasses, and next steps to winning a fair contract.
AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly
Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 3:00-5:00pm
Ocean Campus, MUB 238
On Friday, January 15th with the support of CCSF staff, student leaders, and S.F. community leaders hundreds of City College faculty chose to boycott CCSF Chancellor Lamb’s FLEX Day address to send a message: we’ve gone 6 months without a fair faculty contract and we are at impasse: NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL!
See the full Boycott Album!
Click on this posting to download the AFT 2121 Spring 2016 Calendar.
We hoped that when Susan Lamb stepped into the role of Chancellor it meant a new start. Yet we’ve seen no changes in the District’s approach to bargaining. Six months working without a contract and our negotiations are at Impasse:
No More Business As Usual!
Boycott the Chancellor’s Speech
Meet in front of Diego Riviera Theater
Ocean Campus, Jan. 15th
Picket – 8:45 to 9:30am
Rally – 9:30 to 10:30am
RSVP and Invite on FB
Susan Lamb has the power to settle a fair contract. We do not need more excuses or vague promises. Hold the Chancellor accountable! Boycott her speech. And let’s demonstrate that a fair contract must be made a top priority.
Make a video at the rally: “If I were Chancellor for a day…”
What would you do if you could be the Chancellor for one day? Look for AFT videographers at our rally to make a one minute video to be shared on social media. Keep some of these facts in mind when making your notes:
*The Chancellor’s wage proposal barely brings faculty above 2007 salaries by 2018. Instead they are trying to fill the gaps with off-schedule “bonuses” that do not accumulate and do not add to retirement.
*The Chancellor has rejected our proposal for a minimum class size of 15. Lowering minimum class size is good for students. More sections stay open and it’s easier to enroll. Instead, the Chancellor plans to cut up to 26% of current course offerings over the next 6 years.
*The Chancellor wants more managerial control over faculty evaluations and intends to bring disciplinary action from non-academic issues into the process. Our evaluation process should remain collaborative, peer based, and aimed at professional development.
At today’s negotiating session we received no new economic proposal from the District administration, and have informed the admin team that we are officially declaring impasse with the labor board (PERB). We are calling on AFT 2121 members to boycott the Chancellor’s address in protest of the administration’s intransigence. Read more ›
The AFT 2121 Retiree Chapter cordially invites all CCSF faculty (full-time, part-time, active, and retired) to AFT 2121’s Sixth Annual Retirement and Financial Planning Day on Independent Flex Day, Thursday, January 14, 2016, on the Ocean Campus. Advance registration by Tuesday, January 12, 2016, is required.
District continues to misrepresent CCSF’s finances
District holds to meager salary proposal, rejects Union’s proposal on load and conference hours
Yesterday, at the bargaining table, we presented our analysis of the District’s proposed budget scenario to justify our compensation proposal, wage restoration and COLA plus a reasonable 12% increase in base pay over 3 years to make up for nearly a decade of wage cuts and lost purchasing power. View our bargaining team member, Doug Orr’s cost of living analysis.
District negotiators dismissed our analysis out of hand, claiming that our proposal would bankrupt the District. Mickey Branca insisted that their budget analysis would be the only scenario they will negotiate over. Their “Budget Scenario” includes a 26% cut to college programs over the next six years. View the Districts flawed budget scenario.
Why AFT’s 3-year salary proposal is reasonable, necessary, and doable
The actual budget figures, finally provided to AFT in recent weeks, show a very different picture from the District’s “doomsday” scenario: Read more ›
You may remember that over the summer AFT leaders and faculty volunteers made a huge push to reach out to hundreds of our co-workers in order to engage them in our union and the fight for a fair contract. And we will spend the winter break continuing to learn about faculty concerns and strengthening our ties with each other by doing house visits and holding phone banks.
Contact Organizer Michael McCown (email@example.com
) to learn more about outreach dates and how you can help.
On Wednesday, December 16 to Friday, December 19, 2015 there will be 36 people traveling from California to Washington D.C. to let NACIQI and the federal Department of Education know that the ACCJC is no longer a viable accreditor. The Save CCSF Coalition, student organizations and AFT 2121 have worked to bring together these 36 people who include students from CCSF Board of Trustee President Rafael Mandelman, Trustee John Rizzo, and several members of our AFT 2121 Executive Board.
Our message is clear and united: the ACCJC has systematically abused its power and they must be held accountable. We’ll report back when we return from DC!
Join us on Tuesday for the last Delegate Assembly of the fall semester. We will discuss our recent victories and next steps to winning a fair contract.
AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly
Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 3:00-5:00pm
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg 304
If you are a current member – we are glad you’re involved in our union! If you are not yet a member, please fill out your membership form and get it back to your precinct rep or to the AFT 2121 office (311 Miramar Ave.) as soon as possible. When you become a member of your union you…
•support your negotiating team
•stand together with over 1200 of your colleagues
•ensure the healthy future of the labor movement*
*All unions currently face a Supreme Court case known as Friedrichs which could eliminate “agency fee.” This a right-wing attack on unions’ bargaining power, that would erode membership and union strength.
District promises info on budget details; key to salary negotiations
After weeks of prodding, District CFO David Martin met with AFT reps to show actual District revenue and expenditure data from last year Read more ›
STUDENTS, COMMUNITY STAND WITH FACULTY AND STAFF FOR ACCESS TO EDUCATION. FAIR CONTRACT FOR FACULTY NOW!
We, the undersigned City College of San Francisco students and San Francisco community members, are united with faculty against proposed 26% cuts to CCSF. Such massive cuts will decrease student access. Administration must plan to rebuild the college by using taxpayer monies to keep classes open and pay faculty and staff fair wages. Don’t hoard the money in ever-growing reserve funds.
During the accreditation crisis, City College students and workers fought alongside our community for CCSF. Now Administration intends to shrink classes by 26%, layoff more than a quarter of the faculty, and refuses to negotiate a fair faculty contract. Help us defend a City College for everyone. Speak up and share this petition!
AFT 2121 opposes massive cuts to CCSF!
Special Trustee Guy Lease: put away the wrecking ball!
Chancellor Lamb: stop the downsizing of CCSF!
City College Board of Trustees: stand up and defend City College and the students you were elected to serve!
AFT 2121 opposes the planned cuts of 26% to the City College of San Francisco. The administration, under unelected Special Trustee Guy Lease, announced a plan in contract talks to massively downsize the college. The public must be aware: Cuts of this magnitude will inevitably send the college into a further enrollment decline and entire programs will disappear. AFT 2121 will not standby while Guy Lease enacts a death spiral of austerity that eliminates classes, costs the jobs of a over a quarter of the current faculty, and reduces access to a quality college education for the people of San Francisco. Read more ›
FLEX picket tomorrow, Fair Contract NOW!
Tomorrow morning, join with your co-workers and show Administration faculty are united in our demands for a fair contract. We demand the District stop dragging its feet and begin negotiating in earnest!!
FLEX info picket: Fair Contract NOW!
Tomorrow, Oct. 20 7:45-9:00am
Diego Rivera Theater, Ocean Campus
We must continue to show the District we will fight back! Don your AFT t-shirt (new shirts will be available) and/or wear green, grey, or black in solidarity with your colleagues.
FLEX lunch and negotiations Q&A
Have questions about negotiations or other union concerns? Join us in the Ocean Campus Cafeteria tomorrow, Oct. 20 11:30am – noon for lunch. We will be serving burritos and salads and provide more detailed answers about what has and has not been happening at the bargaining table.
RSVPs are highly encouraged! Please RSVP by 9pm tonight to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SF Labor council is working with our union to elect our choice for CCSF Trustee and pass housing protections on November 3rd. You can help us get out the vote on access to affordable housing and education! Download this FLIER for more info & to spread the word.
Wed. Phone Banks
SF Labor Council
1188 Franklin Street #203
AFT 2121 is proud to fight for a San Francisco for all of us by working with SF tenants, families, community and labor groups to pass Prop. I, Prop. F, and elect Aaron Peskin to the Board of Supervisors for District 3. For more info contact Alisa Messer (email@example.com
SF Tenants and Families Phone Bank
Local 2, 209 Golden Gate Ave
Mondays,Tuesdays, Thursdays, (5-8:30pm) and Saturdays (10-2pm)
Today’s email from employee relations deliberately distorted negotiations. They say they’re offering 13.79% to full-timers and 11.17% to part-timers. Not true!
The discrepancy? They present their offer as if off-schedule bonuses will compound.This is not the case. Administration distorted the numbers by adding the 2.17% and 2.9% for all three years. This makes it appear as if these bonuses will compound when they will not!
What they’re actually offering:
- Full-timers 7.29% over 3 years, plus a 2.17% “bonus”
- Part-timers 2.49% over 3 years, plus a 2.9% “bonus”
- Bonuses disappear at the end of the contract
- Here’s a breakdown of their offer
Based on the District’s own numbers we estimate there is at least $65 million available over which to negotiate. That’s more than enough money to pay for our reasonable proposal for all CCSF faculty: restore our pay to 2007 levels, restore the frozen step, cover the state COLA, and provide a 12% increase over three years.
Currently, 81% of faculty at CCSF are union members and all faculty pay a “Fair Share” fee to cover the costs of representation and negotiations that the union incurs on their behalf. Last week our AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly set a goal of reaching 90% membership by the end of this semester. Are you CCSF faculty? You can help by checking with your colleagues to make sure they have filled out a membership form.
Check out this cute video explaining “Fair Share.”