Our Union asks for a “yes” vote on dues increase
During the fight to protect our college over the last few years AFT 2121 reserves have diminished dramatically. AFT National and CFT Statewide have been increasing their fees, and we have not passed on those increases to our faculty since 2011. At the same time, our Local has invested its limited resources in a high level of organizing in support of the successful contract campaign, the battle against the ACCJC, and to save our college. We have been discussing the impact on AFT 2121 finances and the need to increase dues. Faculty at other CA colleges commonly pay 1.5% in dues.
Earlier this month our rank-and-file leaders voted to approve bringing a dues increase from 1.26% to 1.5% to a vote of the membership. Our Union is asking all members to sign a pledge card pledging a “yes” vote. We are doing a big push on solidarity cards during the October 18th Flex Day next week. AFT 2121 will set up a table near RAM Plaza and the cafeteria, so please stop by, say hello, and sign a solidarity card. And we will send more info on voting times and locations soon.
Tuesday, October 25: All members invited to join COPE and General Membership meetings
All members are invited to join our COPE and General Membership meetings on Tuesday, October 25 from 3-5pm on the Ocean campus in MUB 140. We urge all members to attend. During this General Membership meeting we will be recessing to conduct a COPE meeting. Come be a part of our Union’s democratic process.
Saturday morning: Lit Drop for Prop W and the SFLC Education Slate
On Saturday we are getting the word out to voters about Prop W (making CCSF Free!) and about the San Francisco Labor Council Education slate including our endorsed candidates for CCSF Board of Trustees, Shanell Williams and Tom Temprano.
Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10am-2pm
Meet in the Sunset, 41st Ave between Ortega and Pacheco (behind Sunset Elementary)
This is a huge election year and we need your help to win this! Please join us.
Saturday afternoon: YES on Prop W FUNdraiser
Prop W FUNdraiser
Saturday, October 15 from 3-5pm
1525 Cortland Avenue
(between Bradford & Bayshore)
24 Divisadero bus line
Gather with friends and help make City College free again
. Join us for music & entertainment. No host bar and food truck. Kid and dog friendly. Suggested donation: $1 – $100.
November elections: Making City College FREE again and so much more!
This election is critical to the future of our college and our city. We’re fighting to make our City College free
for San Franciscans, to defend working families, and for affordable housing. Please join us!
Our union is phone banking with student, community, and faculty volunteers every week
Monday through Wednesday at the AFT 2121 office (311 Miramar Ave @ Ocean) from 5-8pm. and at the San Francisco Labor Council (1188 Franklin St #203) on Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm.
by Alisa Messer and Tim Killikelly
Full AFT 2121 info for November 2016 elections
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