AFT 2121 9th Annual Retirement and Financial Planning Day, Thurs, January 11th, 2018

RetirementPlanningDayFlyerIn memory of Cliff Liehe AFT 2121 and Retiree Chapter volunteers cordially invite all CCSF faculty (full-time, part-time, active, and retired) to “Strategies for Your Future” AFT 2121’s Ninth Annual Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning Day on Independent Flex Day, Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 8:00 – 4:00 on the Ocean Campus.  It’s free and it includes continental breakfast, lunch, great workshops  and Professional Development flex activity credit for all activities.  Always popular with faculty already considering retirement, this event is for everyone. Plan early, maybe retire early!

Advance registration by Monday, January 8, 2018, is required. Register by filling out the form below anytime until January 8th, 2018. If you register but then cannot go please let us know! Workshop locations will be available when you check in at the Cafeteria on January 11th. Read more ›

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Negotiations update

Last week AFT 2121 and the District continued to make progress on a variety of items in our negotiations session, signing tentative agreements on coaches’ compensation and a new overpayment policy, which makes the process clearer and more respectful of faculty.

We also agreed that two previous tentative agreements will go into effect in January. One is that if you have a load deficit, you can use summer teaching to reduce it. The other is that sick leave for categorical faculty will be integrated with all faculty sick leave.
Finally, we agreed to create a joint working group on clarifying sick pay and various leave policies.
Although we have made progress, we have not yet dealt with the primary issues of wages and benefits, and we were very concerned to learn that the District’s acting VC of Finance, David Martin, is leaving on December 8. The District needs to find a suitable replacement to move forward as we gear up to discuss wages and benefits.
We also had a discussion about next year’s Calendar. The focus was on how to deal with SFUSD’s decision to take off the entire Thanksgiving week. Our contract says we will try and make our schedules consistent, but is quite complicated due to cumbersome and arcane state regulations.
 
More: How can I support my Bargaining Team?
  • Open negotiations will continue this Wednesday from 1:00-5:00 in MUB 238. All faculty are invited. Before attending, please review our open negotiations guidelines.
  • The gains we’ve made in our contract campaign, our fight against the ACCJC, and victory with Free City were made possible by collectively pooling our resources, including our union dues. The hundreds of faculty who have chosen to re-commit to our Union this semester by signing our new membership form — with its loud, proud commitment to “stick with our union” for a full calendar year —  have put us in a powerful position for our latest round of negotiations. If you have not done so this school year, please sign a new AFT 2121 membership form.

(Left) Our AFT 2121 Delegates sticking with our Union at their November meeting.

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Open negotiations | PT Committee | COPE | more

AFT 2121 and CFT respond to Gov. Brown’s fast push for fully online CA college

Earlier this year Governor Brown directed State Chancellor Eloy Oakley to create a CA Online Community College. It is just a bad idea that needs to be rejected. AFT 2121 and CFT wrote letters explaining why. Here they are.


AFT 2121 thanks and celebrates Li Lovett

Li Lovett has served as communication director our our Union for many years. Now she is leaving City College for a job at Stanford. Over the last five years Li helped us fight back against the ACCJC and most recently dedicated herself to our work for Free City. Our Union would not be as strong as we are without her. She has our gratitude. We will miss her and wish her well.


Wednesday, 11/29: Open negotiations

The hundreds of faculty who have chosen to re-commit to our Union by signing a new membership form have put us in a powerful position to begin our latest round of negotiations. For example, we have been able to win the right to hold open negotiations.

All faculty are invited to come observe bargaining and give input in caucuses of our Union bargaining team.

Open Negotiations
Wed, Nov. 29 from 1-5pm
Ocean Campus, MUB
238

If you would like to observe, please contact Athena Waid at awaid@aft2121.org, and review our open negotiation guidelines.

More:


Monday, 12/4: PT Committee meeting

Part-Timers Committee Meeting

Monday 12/4, 3-5pm
Rosenberg 301
All are welcome!


Tuesday, 12/12: December Delegate Assembly and COPE meeting

All AFT 2121 faculty are invited to join our last Delegate Assembly of the semester. After the Delegate Assembly, all AFT 2121 members are invited to join our next COPE meeting.

Tuesday, 12/12 on Ocean Campus in MUB 140
AFT 2121 December Delegate Assembly, 3-4pm
AFT 2121 COPE Meeting, 4-5pm


Friday, 12/15: AFT 2121 end-of-year party

Come unwind at AFT 2121’s end-of-semester party. We’ll have drinks, light appetizers, awards, music, and lots of fun!

Friday, December 15, 2017
Pierre Coste Dining Room
Ocean Campus, 3-6pm

Get the flyer


Thursday, January 11th, 2018: AFT 2121 9th Annual Retirement and Financial Planning Day

In memory of Cliff Liehe, AFT 2121 and Retiree Chapter volunteers cordially invite all CCSF faculty (full-time, part-time, active, and retired) to “Strategies for Your Future” AFT 2121’s Ninth Annual Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning Day on Independent Flex Day,Thursday, January 11, 2018, on the Ocean Campus. It’s free and it includes continental breakfast, lunch, great workshops and Professional Development flex activity credit for all activities. Always popular with faculty already considering retirement, this event is for everyone. Plan early, maybe retire early!

Advance registration by Monday, January 8, 2018, is required. If you register but then cannot go, please let us know! Workshop locations will be available when you check in at the Cafeteria on January 11th.

Contact AFT 2121 at 415-585-2121 or visit us online at aft2121.org. Follow us on Facebook.
To update your email address, please let us know at aft@aft2121.org.

Please post, distribute, and otherwise share this information
with interested colleagues who may not be receiving emails.

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AFT 2121 – Response to CA online college proposal

State Chancellor Eloy Oakley has proposed a fully Online Community College. It is just a bad idea that needs to be rejected. AFT 2121 and CFT wrote letters explaining why. Here they are.

Posted in Speak up

Delegate Assembly | Open negotiations | COPE meeting | more

Tuesday, 11/21: All faculty invited to November Delegate Assembly

All faculty are invited to join our next Delegate Assembly.

AFT 2121 November Delegate Assembly
Tuesday, 11/21 from 3-5pm
John Adams Campus in room 139

Get the agenda


Wednesday, 11/22: Open negotiations

The hundreds of faculty who have chosen to re-commit to our Union by signing a new membership form have put us in a powerful position to begin our latest round of negotiations. For example, we have been able to win the right to hold open negotiations.

All faculty are invited to come observe bargaining and give input in caucuses of our Union bargaining team.

Open Negotiations
Wed, Nov. 22 from 1-5pm
Ocean Campus, MUB
238

If you would like to observe, please contact Athena Waid atawaid@aft2121.org, and review our open negotiation guidelines.

More:


Tuesday, 12/12: December Delegate Assembly and COPE meeting

All AFT 2121 faculty are invited to join our last Delegate Assembly of the semester and all AFT 2121 members are invited to join our next COPE meeting.

Tuesday, 12/12 on Ocean Campus in MUB 140
AFT 2121 December Delegate Assembly, 3-4pm
AFT 2121 COPE Meeting, 4-5pm


Friday, 12/15: AFT 2121 end-of-year party

Come unwind at AFT 2121’s end-of-semester party. We’ll have drinks, light appetizers, awards, music, and lots of fun!

Friday, December 15, 2017
Pierre Coste Dining Room
Ocean Campus, 3-6pm

Get the flyer


Thursday, January 11th, 2018: AFT 2121 9th Annual Retirement and Financial Planning Day

FinancialPlanning2018In memory of Cliff Liehe AFT 2121 and Retiree Chapter volunteers cordially invite all CCSF faculty (full-time, part-time, active, and retired) to “Strategies for Your Future” AFT 2121’s Ninth Annual Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning Day on Independent Flex Day, Thursday, January 11, 2018, on the Ocean Campus.  It’s free and it includes continental breakfast, lunch, great workshops  and Professional Development flex activity credit for all activities.  Always popular with faculty already considering retirement, this event is for everyone. Plan early, maybe retire early!

Advance registration by Monday, January 8, 2018, is required. Register by filling out the form below anytime until January 8th, 2018. If you register but then cannot go please let us know! Workshop locations will be available when you check in at the Cafeteria on January 12th.

Register now
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Contact AFT 2121 at 415-585-2121 or visit us online at aft2121.org. Follow us on Facebook.
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Tuesday, 11/21: All faculty invited to Delegate Assembly

All faculty are invited to join our Delegate Assembly on Tuesday, 11/21 from 3-5pm at the John Adams Campus in room 139.

Get the agenda.

Posted in Events

All faculty invited to end-of-year party

end-of-semester-partyCome unwind at AFT 2121’s end-of-semester party. We’ll have drinks, light appetizers, awards, music, and lots of fun!

Friday, December 15, 2017
Pierre Coste Dining Room
Ocean Campus, 3:00-6:00 pm

Get the flyer

Posted in Events, News

Negotiations update | Membership | Rocha

MEMBERSHIP IS THE BEDROCK OF OUR STRENGTH
Preparing for Trump  attacks against Fair Share

Under the anti-union, anti-worker Trump administration, labor is under attack. We know that the increasingly conservative Supreme Court, with newly appointed Justice Gorsuch will move to end the Fair Share fees that we count on to keep up the struggle for better wages and working conditions. We know that right-wing groups will be running campaigns to push Union members to drop their membership. In other states that lost the Fair Share agency fee system the Koch brothers sent letters to union members telling them they’d be better off financially if they cancelled their union membership. This shortsighted view serves the interests of the Koch brothers and their right-wing allies and damages public service workers like us, and the people, the students and community we serve. In states without fair share, the average worker makes $1,500 less per year, workers are much less likely to have health insurance, and the rate of workplace deaths is 36 percent higher.
The gains we’ve made in our contract campaign, our fight against the ACCJC, and victory with Free City were made possible by collectively pooling our resources, including our Union dues. Making a commitment to each other and our collective power by becoming and staying members has always been crucial for our success. The hundreds of faculty who have chosen to re-commit to our Union this semester by signing our new membership form — with its loud, proud commitment to “stick with our union” for a full calendar year —  put us in a powerful position to begin our latest round of negotiations. The result so far? Last week our Bargaining Team reached its first agreement with the District. In our first round of negotiations we won the District’s agreement to have open negotiations. And this positive tone continues in week three of contract negotiations.
As our contract campaign moves forward we will continue asking all faculty to sign a new membership form. To protect ourselves from right wing attacks we must all commit to and stick with our Union. We need to have these conversations with our colleagues and make sure they know that membership is the keystone of our strength. If you have not done so this school year, please sign a new AFT 2121 membership form. It’s an act of resistance. The bottom line is clear: we are all much better off with strong union membership.

Contract negotiations update, session #3

More progress at the table, but still need budget information from Administration.

The positive tone continued in week three of contract negotiations, with three more tentative agreements reached on the following issues:

  • Counselor Calendar
  • Schedule Deviation
  • Re-employment Preference for Categorical Assignments

Vice Chancellor Dianna Gonzales began the session by stating Administration had intentionally come to the table with very few proposals, because they want to focus on compensation. She once again emphasized that the district and the union have a common goal – to raise faculty salaries.

While this tone is very encouraging, we are still waiting for the Administration to provide budget information on the dollar-amount cost of each 1% salary increase so our team can craft salary proposals. We look forward to the Administration’s response next week with this information.

This week, our team put payroll problems front and center at the table. A faculty member from the Automotive Department came to the session and told his story about a paycheck error that has dragged on for two years without resolution and caused him serious economic hardship. The Administration team listened intently and said they were committed to improving the payroll system, including creating a new Payroll Ombudsperson position to address and resolve payroll errors.

Open bargaining continued, with eight faculty observers attending the session.

Next week’s negotiation session:

Date: Wed, Nov. 22
Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Place: MUB 238

Topics:

  • Academic Calendar
  • Coaches’ Compensation
  • Categorical Employees issues
  • Retirees rights and benefits
  • Flex Obligations

If you would like to observe, please contact Athena Waid at awaid@aft2121.org, and review our open negotiation guidelines.

You can also read all of our AFT 2121 negotiation updates on our website.


CCSF in the news

In an article by the SF Examiner today we are glad to hear Rocha say “He expects to tackle CCSF teachers’ wages after the holidays and settle quickly” and that “We need to pay competitive salaries — that’s a goal we share — so we can actually live in The City.”

We have definitely seen the start of a positive shift in campus climate, including at the table. But the proof, as they say, is in the pudding, and our hard-working faculty have lost a huge amount of ground in the last decade while our communities suffer from a mounting affordability crisis. Now that we’ve all done such tremendous work to save our college, including bringing students back, we intend to see our faculty fairly compensated for their work and make up lost ground. We look forward to learning that the chancellor and the board are sincere about these efforts, too.

Contact AFT 2121 at 415-585-2121 or visit us online at aft2121.org. Follow us on Facebook.
To update your email address, please let us know at aft@aft2121.org.

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Weekly negotiations sessions are open to all. Wednesdays (ending Dec. 20, 2017; resuming Jan 17, 2018) 1:00 pm-1:30pm (AFT team caucus -- all members welcome), 1:30pm-5:00pm negotiations • MUB 238 • Before attending, please review the guidelines for observers.

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