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 Click here for Fall 2014 Part-Timer Newsletter

 

DO YOU SUPPORT MORE FULL TIME FACULTY?

aft2PROGRESS TOWARD EQUAL PAY AND OFFICE HOURS FOR PART-TIME FACULTY?

BE PROACTIVE: Send the letter below to Governor Brown

JOIN our lobbying efforts for

Part-time pay increases and higher education funding!

Ask Governor Brown to provide additional funding in his January 2015 budget for community colleges. CFT/AFT is devoting significant resources to this effort on 3 fronts:

  • Lobbying the Governor and the Finance Committee in Sacramento
  • Asking Academic Senates, Unions, and Boards of Trustees to support this request
  • ASKING US, FACULTY, to write to Governor Brown and other State officials (list attached)

Sample letter (personalize as you see fit)

Governor Jerry Brown
State Capital, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA95814

Dear Governor Brown,

Promoting student success and retention are important goals at the community colleges, and with the economic situation of the state improving, we ask you to please include the following resources in your January budget proposal to provide the means to that end:

1) $50 Million for part-time pay equity

2) $30 Million for part-time paid office hours

3) $100 Million for the conversion of part-time faculty to full-time faculty status

Sincerely,

Signature-

Note: If you would like AFT to pay for the postage, simply address your letters and put them into the campus box of your representative: Perry Martin at VC, Everardo Rivera at OC, or Renee Fraser at MC.

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Mailing List:

GovernorJerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA95814
Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins
State Capitol, Room 219
Sacramento, CA94249-0078
Senate President Pro tem Kevin de León
State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento, CA95814-4900
Assembly Education Finance Budget Subcommittee Chair Al Muratsuchi
State Capitol, Room 4117
Sacramento, CA94249-0066
Senate Education Budget Subcommittee Chair Marty Block
State Capitol, Room 4090
Sacramento, CA95814-4900
Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen
915 L Street
Sacramento, CA95814
Department of Finance Program Budget Manager Nick Schweizer
915 L Street
Sacramento, CA95814
Community College Chancellor Brice Harris
1102 Q Street, Suite 4554
Sacramento, CA95811

                     

CLICK HERE TO SEE CCC PROPOSAL TO GOVERNOR BROWN

 

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City College of San Francisco's future on trial

 

Rally before CCSF trialA trial in the San Francisco Superior Court to determine the future of the City College of San Francisco has adjourned until Dec. 9, after five days of sometimes dramatic testimony. The trial centers on whether the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has acted properly over the course of a two-year process that threatens to shut down the college. "The basic issue in this case is fairness," says Tim Killikelly, president of AFT Local 2121, which represents faculty at the college. "Is it fair to close down a college of 80,000 people, the educational quality of which is not in question? We hope the trial will help create a fair and transparent accreditation process for City College of San Francisco and all the community colleges in California." AFT 2121's website has posted detailed recaps of the trial to date, which will resume with closing arguments.

 

Watch a video about the local's fight to save the college

 

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The CFT represents more than 25,000 faculty in thirty community colleges districts, and 120,000 educational employees at every level of the education system, from Head Start to UC.  More information:  cft.org.