Earlier today you may have received an email from CCSF administration which claimed faculty are “intent on striking.” What we are intent on is settling a contract that puts student education first and treats us fairly. We are now voting to authorize the AFT 2121 Executive Board to call a strike to achieve this goal if needed.
Just because a strike is authorized does not mean a strike is inevitable. The District can avert a strike by renewing its commitment to students and faculty by settling a fair contract. We are frustrated that after 13 months of negotiations and 8 months of working on an expired contract, we are not close to such an agreement. The District has failed in its commitment to students, faculty, and our communities. Students are facing ongoing threats of further class cancellations, programmatic cuts, the downsizing of our college and diminished opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- Decrease minimum class size to preserve course offerings and avoid disruption of student education.
- Provide significant on-schedule raises to offset 8 years of lost purchasing power.
- Preserve the pro-rata pay of part-time faculty.
- Increase load factors to equitably reflect the workloads of all faculty.