American Federation of Teachers, Local 6157
San José/Evergreen Federation of Teachers AFT 6157

February 25, 2015

Slide Show


Salary Schedules July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 PDF


Full Contract Ratification PDF

Summary of the Tentative AgreementPDF


Collective Bargaining Agreement
Reopener Contract
July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 PDF


Upcoming Executive Board/Membership Meetings

Friday March 6th, 2015
San Jose City College - SC 104



Prez Sez... Welcome Back: As the World Turns

Each welcome back article I write reminds me of the television serials my mother used to watch. I use the word serial instead of the term “soap opera” as they were called back in the day. Not that life here in the district is anything like a soap opera; no, no… who would ever think that?

She watched them religiously and knew the cast of characters that made up the soap opera, but she mostly watched with great interest as the continue...


In Search of A Secret Sauce

“Sit down and shut up. Your students will learn better.” I first heard that advice at a teaching conference I was attending. Frankly, it seemed a bit humbling. If less of me is a good thing, does that make me a bad thing?

But the rest of it made more sense: “Less is more. When you talk, make it count. Otherwise, give them activities that enable them to learn. Empower them to interact, work together, solve problems, ... continue...


AFT 6157 Newsletter February 2015

Faculty Matters

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Building Strength in the CFT

West Valley-Mission comes to the AFT/CFT, the AFL-CIO, and the Central Labor Council!
During November and December of 2014, a big transformation has taken place in our neighboring community college district, the West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD). Over 93 percent of the faculty at these two colleges have voted for their previously independent union, The Association of College Educators (ACE), to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and associated labor organizations. Faculty at WVMCCD built a strong rank and file organization to develop support for affiliation. ... continue...


Mentorship Program Continues

Gina Ronzano and I started our careers at San José City College close to the same time, almost fifteen years ago. Gina and I’s career paths diverged many years ago when I got a full-time job, and she remained an adjunct for over a decade.

And we are still here, we still love our jobs, and we still love SJCC. continue...

AFT 6157 Annual Picnic - October 2014


AFT 6157 Mentorship Program Video PDF


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