Strike Authorization vote results | Sign making party tomorrow | Stand up for CCSF in Friday | COPE meetings

Tomorrow: Press conference, Strike Authorization Vote results

Between February 29th and March 8th faculty participated in a vote to authorize the AFT 2121 Executive Board to call a strike to achieve this goal should negotiations break down. The AFT 2121 Elections Committee is counting ballots tonight, Wednesday, March 9th.

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AFT 2121 leadership, student supporters, and negotiating team members will announce the results of the vote tomorrow and be available to answer questions at a press conference at 9am in front of the Chinatown Campus (808 Kearny Street). Please come out to join tomorrow wearing your AFT 2121 t-shirt tomorrow. If you can’t come wear your AFT 2121 t-shirt or button tomorrow in solidarity with our bargaining team.

Tomorrow: Join, AFT 2121, CFT, and UESF for a sign making party at the CFT Conference (Hyatt Regency)

AFT 2121, UESF, and CFT are working together to organize a March for the Public Education California Deserves this Friday. Help us prepare for the hundreds of people who will march with us by joining our a sign making party tomorrow.

Public Education Sign Making Party
Thursday, March 10 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
At the Hyatt Regency Hotel (5 Embarcadero Center) in Regency B


Friday: Stand up for CCSF and the public education California deserves!

This Friday, stand up for the public education California deserves with education workers from across the state. Wear your AFT 2121 t-shirt and ask students to wear their “we are all CCSF” buttons!

March for Public Education
Friday, March 11, Meet at 12pm
Starts at the annual CFT Convention (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Market St. @ Spear)

  • Stand up for CCSF and the public education SF deserves!
  • Faculty, community & students united for quality public education!
  • Educators’ working conditions = student learning conditions!
  • Fund education, not administration!
  • Put money into San Francisco’s classrooms!

For more than a year, counselors, librarians, and teachers at City College of San Francisco have been struggling to negotiate a contract that maintains quality by investing in the classroom and the educators who do the work. But instead of investing in our student¹s future, the administration is seeking to cut 26% of classes, while sitting on massive reserves.


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This Month: Important COPE meetings for June and November elections

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Our collective union voice is critical at this moment— both for SF and for CCSF! Members are invited to several sessions over the next two weeks to help make key decisions about our upcoming endorsements.
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COPE meeting 1: Wednesday, March 16, 3-5pm, MUB 240
  • Overview of 2016 elections with Supervisor David Campos
  • Supervisorial candidates for District 11 (Avalos termed out)

Interviews, Kimberly Alvarenga, Francisco Herrerra*, Asha Safai

  • Q&A with Supervisor Jane Kim (Leno termed out), candidate for State Senate District 11, 4:30pm
COPE meeting 2: Thursday, March 17, 3-5:30pm, MUB 240
  • Supervisorial candidates for District 1 (Mar termed out)

Interviews, Sandra Lee Fewer, Jonathan Lyens, Marjan Philhour

  • Supervisorial candidates for District 1 (Mar termed out)

Interviews, Hillary Ronen, Edwin Linda, Josh Arce*

  • Discussion, next COPE steps
COPE Meeting 3: at our General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, March 22nd, 3-5pm, MUB 140
  • Review and confirm recommendations from interviews, additional considerations
We will hold another COPE meeting later in the semester to determine AFT 2121’s endorsements for CCSF Board of Trustees in the November 2016 election. Got questions? Contact AFT 2121 Political Director Alisa Messer, amesser@aft2121.org.
*Not yet confirmed

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