AFT-District Negotiations: “It’s Deja Vu All Over Again”
District Remains Unresponsive to Faculty Concerns
As the late great Yogi Berra once said “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That’s the best way to sum up the continuing saga of the unresponsive nature of the District to faculty concerns: No change in their proposal on compensation. No new language of any kind was offered. No new proposals offered. No information that they have promised on basic budget information.
While the clock is ticking on the District’s unilateral implementation of a new classification of conference hours there was still no proposal to address this concern. They did acknowledge that they were required to negotiate the impact of whatever changes occurred. Although these changes have been discussed at the college for nearly a year, the District continues to not engage AFT 2121. In fact Mickey Branca, chief negotiator for the District, told us he was just learning about these changes!
We clearly need to take further action to get a good contract. Last week we had our first informational picket line at the Chinatown campus. It was a great event with students, people from the community and political leaders (Aaron Peskin) joining with faculty on our picket line.Come join the info picket line as we continue to build our campaign to win good contract.
Mission Campus Info Picket
Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 9:45am
Join our union just prior to Chancellor Lamb’s town hall meeting to support our colleagues and picket for a fair contract.