2121 organizers have been out knocking on doors and visiting members to talk about our contract campaign.
This summer our union has made a big effort to engage members in our fight for a fair contract. We’ve been knocking on doors and making calls. We are working to talk to everyone about bargaining and how we are taking action to win a better contract.
Even in the summer months AFT 2121 member volunteers and precinct representatives have been able to make more than a thousand attempts to speak with faculty. This month we also mailed out a Bargaining Bulletin to everyone (did you receive it? If not, let us know). We have reached over two hundred members already, but there are many hundreds more we need to contact. Over the next couple of weeks we are making a final push to speak with all faculty before we return to negotiations with administration during Flex Week.
If you have yet to be contacted, please call our office or your precinct representative to get an update. We also NEED VOLUNTEERS to help build the strength of our union by speaking with other members about how we are organizing for a better contract. Member participation is vital not just to winning a better contract but also mobilizing to defend public education from threats like the out-of-control ACCJC. Together, we can win! Our office number is 415-585-2121.
Read AFT 2121′s July 2015 Bargaining Bulletin
Great news today: AB1397 just passed the Senate Education Committee 6-2 despite the ACCJC’s attempts to kill it! We thank, faculty and students who lobbied to make this happen as well as Assemblymember Phil Ting and team for standing up for our community colleges. On Monday, several teams of students and faculty from around CA hit the halls of the state Capitol to shore up support for Assemblymember Phil Ting’s AB1397 for Fair Accreditation. Read CFT’s press release on AB1397′s progress today.
CCSF is implementing a new payroll system in June 2015. Full-time base pay will not be affected. The new system applies to all part-timers and to full-time overload assignments, including summer. It may bring some real improvements, once we get used to it. Administration has promised to provide training to all faculty on flex day, and hopefully at other times as well.
The new system is a part of Banner called “Faculty Load and Compensation”, or FLAC. Our actual pay should not change, except that hourly assignments will now be paid by load. But load and pay will be calculated differently, and paystubs will look a bit different.
Your AFT 2121 precinct reps can help explain FLAC. Also, the Office of Instruction has a 10-page guide to FLAC for faculty. It’s the second link at: http://www.ccsf.edu/en/employee-services/scheduling-office.html
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The California Court of Appeals has denied the ACCJC in court yet again! Read the full CFT press release on the denied appeal.
CCSF is implementing a new payroll system for all faculty in June 2015. We don’t have much detail yet, but we’re cautiously optimistic. Administration has promised to meet with us the week of June 22nd to explain how it will work. Mickey Branca has also said he will write a short explanation that will be distributed with paychecks in June, July, August, and September. Department chairs have already received some training. Administration has promised to provide training to all faculty on flex day, and hopefully at other times as well. Read more ›
Do you think the ACCJC treats California’s Community colleges unfairly? The next ACCJC meeting will be on Friday, June 5th in Oakland. You can bet that AFT 2121 and CFT leaders from across the state will be there to tell them what we think! Want to help? Invite your friends and come out to join us!
ACCJC, TREAT OUR COLLEGES FAIRLY!
Rally and press conference
Friday, June 5th at 1pm
Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland
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ACCJC will host meetings at this hotel on June 3, 4, 5. Legislation is being sent now to the Assembly that will reform ACCJC accreditation practices. This event is to raise awareness and put pressure on key legislators to consider passing this legislation for a fair accreditation process for all community colleges. The ACCJC treats California’s Community colleges unfairly and this harms thousands of students. California’s State Superior Court ruled that the ACCJC broke the law when it tried to close City College of San Francisco and the Department of Education criticized the ACCJC for its treatment of our California community colleges. The California Federation of Teachers, the City College faculty union and other supporters from across California have been fighting for fair accreditation reforms. We are holding a protest and press conference outside of the ACCJC’s next meeting. Please join us!
Jobs With Justice has organized a #blacklivesmatter forum co-sponsored by Labor and Community Studies CCSF and the School of Unity and Liberation. The panelists will connecting economic justice, racial justice and black liberation. Discussion to follow panel.
BLACK LIVES MATTER AT WORK
A Jobs With Justice Forum
Thursday May 21st from 6:30-8:30pm
Local 2 (209 Golden Gate Ave)
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ALICIA GARZA, Co-creator #BlackLivesMatter and Special Projects Director of NDWA, leading Black domestic worker organizing, STEVE PITTS, UC Berkeley Labor Center and National Black Worker Center Project, CHRIS HIGGENBOTHAM, Fight for $15 leader, McDonald’s worker and Oakland teacher, and DERRICK BOUTTE, Social and Economic Justice Chair and member leader of SEIU 1021. Moderated by Neva Walker, ED of Coleman Advocates.