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(Saturday, 2/10) Book reading and signing by Joe Berry and Helena Worthen

Our own AFT 2121 Executive Board member Joe Berry will be doing a book reading and signing from his book”Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education.” His wife Helena Worthen is a writer and activist and will be reading from and signing her most recent book, “What Did you Learn at Work Today?”

Saturday, February 10 from 2-4pm
Redstone Labor Temple, 2940 16th St. #301, SF
(between Mission and South Van Ness)
More info: San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, 415-863-1225 or

(Sunday, 2/25) Being the resistance: Sharing songs, stories & strategies

Songs have animated struggles for justice, rights, and dignity throughout history.
Join us in an afternoon of solidarity and multilingual singing together, featuring performances by Yiddish singer/accordionist Jeanette Lewicki and special guests, EMMA’S REVOLUTION. Brief updates and next steps from Bay Area activist groups (for DACA, immigrant rights, healthcare, racial justice, criminal justice reform, environment, progressive political change, civil rights).  Sponsored by the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California.
Sunday, February 25, 1:30 -4:30pm
San Francisco Public Library (Main – Civic Center)
Latino Meeting Room

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AFT 2121 members make endorsements in SF mayoral race

In the upcoming June 2018 election SF voters will have the opportunity to vote for up to three candidates for SF Mayor by choosing their first, second, and third preferred candidates.

At our candidates forum and COPE endorsement meeting yesterday AFT 2121 members chose to endorse both Supervisor Jane Kim and Senator Mark Leno as candidates for Mayor of San Francisco. Both Supervisor Kim and Senator Leno have been fierce champions for our CCSF. Senator Leno worked with us and CFT to bring in stabilization funding during the accreditation crisis. Jane Kim fought with us to make our College free for residents once again.

College for All moves forward

The proposed measure to create an estate tax on the wealthiest 0.2% of Californians to make tuition free at all the Community Colleges, CSUs and UCs statewide – is growing – and still needs your help!
Our AFT 2121 Prez Tim Killikelly asked and CFT has agreed to give $50K to the campaign. We have 76 days left to gather signatures and we still need about 500K signatures. If 100 of us asked 100 students, and each one signed the petition, we would have 10,000 signatures!
Can you help?
  • Drop by our College for All table at Ram Plaza between 11-1pm on Thurs. 2/15, Tues.  2/20, Thurs. 2/22, or Tues. 2/27
  • Make an announcement in your classes and pass around the petition
  • Offer extra credit to students who want to volunteer to make CA Higher Ed free
  • Or invite a student to present in your classes. Send your class meeting times to Celi Tamayo-Lee at SF Rising ( / 415-336-0615 )

There are petitions at our AFT 2121 office. Reach out to AFT 2121 Organizer Athena Waid ( / 406-531-0503) if you need to get your hands on some. And stay tuned for a Petition Gathering Training in the coming weeks!

AFT 2121 seeks Executive Director

Our local’s long-time and much-loved Executive Director, Chris Hanzo, will be retiring this June. The Executive Board, which is responsible for hiring union staff, has launched a national search for a new ED. View the AFT 2121 ED job announcement and application process.

Timeline for the hiring process:

  • Feb. 1: Finalize and begin posting Job Announcement
  • Feb. 1-28: Advertise job widely including: AFT 2121 membership, within CFT statewide, labor councils in Bay Area, national union job networks
  • Mar. 2: Deadline for applications
  • Mar. 2-15: Initial paper screening of applications
  • Mar. 16: Notification of candidates
  • Mar. 19-30 Hiring committee interviews candidates
  • April 1-15 “Meet the candidates” event with input from Union members
  • May 1: Final decision by Executive Board
  • May 15, 2018: Notification to finalists

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