Election - Please Vote! (May 4-May 13, 2015)
AFT 6157 Executive Board Position
SJCC FT Rep 2015-2017
Full Contract Ratification
Friday April 24th, 2015
9:30am-12:30pm Executive Board Meeting
1:00- 3:00pm Council of Division Reps Meeting
San José/City College - SC 204 Student Center
It is often too easy to just keep moving forward and trying to make progress for your union’s membership especially when you are being successful. Certainly AFT 6157 has been fortunate in having some good success in recent contracts negotiations. When things are going well it is also easy to just repeat the processes that have been successful without a lot of self-evaluation. You know the old adage: success breeds success. continue...
Did you know that April is officially National Donate Life Month (Organ Transplant Month)? Springtime is typically associated with the celebration of new life, and who better to share the story of getting a new lease on life than Steven Graham, adjunct history professor at Evergreen and the recipient of a bilateral lung transplant back in December of 2002. Steven was born with cystic fibrosis, a non-curable illness characterized by thick mucus buildup in the lungs.. continue...
As I was preparing for the CFT Convention, I was excited to be a Delegate representing over 750 Faculty Union members of the AFT 6157. I did not take the responsibility lightly, so I attended the Executive Meeting prior to the convention to find out what was happening in our union. I could not sleep the night before I had to meet at Frank and Janina Espinosa’s house at 5:45AM for a cab ride to SJ Airport for a flight at 7:45AM to Los Angeles.. ... continue...
In mid-March, many members of AFT 6157 and our retiree chapter converged on the Manhattan Beach Marriott in Los Angeles for the 73rd annual California Federation of Teachers convention. More than 500 delegates-community college instructors, K-12 teachers, early childhood educators, classified employees and UC librarians and lectures from all over the state gathered for the highest governing body meeting of the CFT. Your representatives were:. continue...
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