Charleston Tragedy

Again we see the ugly face of racist violence scarring our nation. A young white man entered a historic black church, sat through the service, and then created a bloodbath. He was there to deliberately and intentionally kill African-Americans because in his words African-Americans were “taking over our country.” We know those words because he decided to let some live so that they could tell others of why he did it. 

Our love goes out to all those grieving today. I wish we had a way to make all the hatred recede and wither away. I wish I could say that this would be the last time we will see such horror. It certainly won’t be. Unless we are committed to making serious changes in our nation’s policy of easy access to guns this will continue unabated. The gun used was a birthday present for his 21st birthday.

This type of violence will also continue unless we as a nation address the systemic continuation of racism. It has been a plague that erodes the ideals which we so often claim as our own: the ideals of equality and justice for all. This struggle will continue and we must address it in all of its manifestations. The potent symbol of slavery and racial injustice, the Confederate flag, must be removed from the South Carolina state building. The Charleston church massacre is another reminder that we have serious work ahead that must be addressed.

In sadness,

Tim Killikelly

President
AFT 2121

 

Read CFT President, Josh Pechthalt’s statement on the South Carolina tragedy.

Posted in President's message

California Court of Appeals denies ACCJC’s objections

The California Court of Appeals has denied the ACCJC in court yet again! Read the full CFT press release on the denied appeal.

Posted in Accreditation, iamcitycollege, News, Support for AFT 2121, CCSF

New payroll system —or— what the heck is FLAC?

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 ›

Posted in Benefits, News, Pay

Board of Trustees votes 4-2 against holding ACCJC accountable

Board of Trustees votes 4-2 not to join with City Attorney Herrera and seek enforcement of the injunction against the ACCJC.

Despite overwhelming support from the faculty and students and a clear consensus that the ACCJC has not provided the College with the evidence that Judge Karnow’s Injunction calls for, the Board of Trustees voted 4-2 on Monday not to join as a Real Party in Interest with City Attorney Dennis Herrera. This non-action effectively kills any attempt to get the ACCJC to actually obey the injunction. Read more ›

Posted in Accreditation, Board of Trustees, iamcitycollege, News, President's message

Defend the College! Why City College should encourage City Attorney Herrera to seek enforcement of the injunction against the ACCJC.

 A key decision point is fast approaching for the college administration. The District must decide to stand up to defend the college. The faculty are united that the District must urge the City Attorney to go to Judge Karnow to make sure that the ACCJC obeys the law.

Read more ›

Posted in Accreditation, Board of Trustees, iamcitycollege, News, President's message

Tell the ACCJC to treat our colleges fairly! Rally on June 5th in Oakland.

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
RSVP and invite on Facebook

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!

~honkforeducation

Posted in Accreditation, Events, iamcitycollege, Legislation, Solidarity, Speak up, Support for AFT 2121, CCSF

Thursday, May 21st: Jobs with Justice #blacklivesmatter forum

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)
Get the flyer

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. 

 

 

Posted in Events, Solidarity

Tuesday, May 19th: COPE candidate endorsements and Delegate Assembly

Please join the Delegate Assembly tomorrow  for important planning and work leading into the summer and fall! Get the DA agenda.

AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly (3-4pm)
COPE meeting for members (4-5pm)
Tuesday, May 19th
Ocean Campus, MUB 251

This November there will be an election for one, short-term seat on the CCSF Board of Trustees. There are three candidates seeking AFT 2121’s endorsement. We hope you will weigh in to help us make this decision tomorrow at our COPE endorsement meeting with the candidates. Afterwards, we will hold a brief discussion and a vote—please plan to stay a little beyond 5pm for this.

Wendy Aragon, 4:30pm 
Alex Randolph, 4:40pm
Tom Temprano, 4:50pm

The candidates offered extensive answers to our 2121 questionnaire; members received an email with the info (email us at aft@aft2121.org if you’d like to get the link again). 

Posted in Events
Videos:

CCSF faculty to State Chancellor Harris: CandelariaSaginorMesserfull Q&A with Harris

CCSF still in jeopardy as trial continues

2121 on Facebook

The office was overflowing the other day as our Contract Action Team planned upcoming events in our campaign to get a fair contract. The CBA..

17 likes, 1 comments3 days ago

We’re in Sacramento today talking to legislators about the importance of Fair Accreditation. Here with Sen. Dr. Richard Pan.

32 likes, 0 comments1 week ago

Assm. Phil Ting in today’s SacBee: “With City College of San Francisco outperforming its peers academically and administrative inefficiencies..

27 likes, 2 comments2 weeks ago

#StopFastTrack!

18 likes, 2 comments2 weeks ago

“#ACCJC got it wrong. What in Heald is going on?”

15 likes, 0 comments3 weeks ago

AFT 2121 Calendar

Read about

Contact us

Phone: 415-585-2121
Email: aft@aft2121.org.
Address: 311 Miramar Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112