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Deadline this week: AFT 2121 Leadership Elections, 2016-2018

Every 2 years, we elect faculty who are members in good standing of our union to positions of leadership. The deadline for submission of paper nomination forms is this Thursday, March 17th. 

Nominations for all Officer, Executive Board and Delegate (Precinct Rep) positions will also be accepted from the floor at our General Membership Meeting at the Ocean Campus in MUB #140 on March 22, 2016 from 3:00-5:00pm.


This week: Important COPE meetings for June and November elections

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. Enter the password COPE to view candidate responses to our questionnaires.
COPE meeting 1: Wednesday, March 16, 3-5pm, MUB 240
  • Overview of 2016 elections with Supervisor David Campos
    • Democratic County Central Committee reform slate
    • Preview of June and November, including propositions
  • 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 Lindo, 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,
*Not yet confirmed

AFT 2121 faculty vote to authorize a strike!

Last week City College faculty overwhelmingly expressed their dissatisfaction with the District’s failure to protect the City College that San Francisco deserves. In the highest turnout our union has ever seen, over 800 faculty cast ballots with 92% approval to authorize the union’s executive board to call a strike, should contract negotiations fail. The struggle between our union and the CCSF administration has gone beyond a simple labor issue. The very future of City College is at stake as the continuation of the status quo would mean a significant reduction in the size of the college and the diversity of programs offered. CCSF administration’s plan to reduce the college by 26% is of grave concern to the faculty, students and the community. By voting to strike if necessary faculty are clearly demonstrating that we will do what we must to stand up for CCSF and the quality of education at our college.
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