Tuesday: AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly meets
Please join our next AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly meeting. All faculty are invited to join for a strike training and for an important conversation. Our reps will be voting on a resolution to affirm our Executive Board’s decision to authorize our Bargaining Team to call for a strike vote if necessary.
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3:00-5:00pm
Mission Campus, Room 107/108
Save the date – March 11th: Fair contract action at CFT conference!
San Francisco needs high quality, accessible, public education to serve the needs of our diverse city. Nobody understands the educational needs of our students like City College faculty. As we have been negotiating a new contract with the District administration we have advocated for investment in the classroom. We have asked for the college to lower class size minimums to ensure we maintain diverse course offerings as we rebuild enrollment. Faculty salaries – currently below the level they were in 2007 – need to be raised so we can continue to attract the best qualified candidates to serve the students of San Francisco.
We have tried to get this message across for over a year now. We know that this is a critical moment for CCSF, and the status quo cannot go on forever before irrevocable damage is done. That is why our Negotiating Team has called for a strike vote, after declaring impasse with the District in January. We still have no contract. City College faculty, students, and the SF community have sent a clear message to both Chancellor Lamb and the Board of Trustees: “No More Business as Usual” until they settle a fair faculty contract.
Our fight for a fair contract is representative of the broader fight for public education across America: In order to maintain high quality public education in San Francisco (pre K- 12 and beyond) we must put money in the classrooms and pay our educators enough to live in this City! Faculty became public servants because we want to educate students and going on strike is not a step we take lightly, as it will mean hardship for our families and missed days of instruction for our students. But withholding our labor is ultimately our strongest tool to defend City College for our students and for San Francisco. On Friday, March 11 we will march for the public education San Francisco deserves with faculty from all across California. Stand with us!