American Federation of Teachers, Local 6157
San José/Evergreen Faculty Association

April 21, 2014

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


Retiree Chapter of the
FA, AFT 6157R Spring MeetingPDF

FA, AFT 6157 Constitution (Draft) PDF

FA, AFT 6157 Bylaws (Draft) PDF


Upcoming Executive Board/Membership Meetings

Friday April 25th, 2014
San Jose City College - SC 104 (downstairs conference room)

CFT - Info On the Affordable Care Act "Obamacare" PDF


Affordable Care Act - Covered CA PDF


FA, AFT 6157 Faculty Members Dependents May Qualify!!! PDF




Prez Sez... Reverend Willaim Barber III
The Power of Morality

Every once in a while you get to witness the power of a new movement—periods like the New Deal, the Post WWII era and of course the 1960’s. Last month in Los Angeles at the 72nd Annual California Federation of Teachers Convention, the attendees witnessed that sort of beginning. This new movement is shaped not by a political affiliation, labor issue, social standing or regional identification. It is founded on the simple concept of Morality. Its leader is a dynamic and powerful leader named Rev. William Barber III... continue...


The Cost of Disinvestment of
Public Higher Education

In the summer of 2013, the AFT released an in-depth analysis of the student debt crisis. The publication is titled, “On the Backs of Students and Families: Disinvestment in higher education” ( The media has showered our working memory with numerous reports on how student loan debt has exceeded the $1 trillion mark bypassing credit card debt. Exploring the relation between student debt and the nation’s unemployment rate, economists have weighed in on ... continue...


AFT 6157 Newsletter April 2014

Faculty Matters

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Stick Your Head Out

When I accepted the invitation to attend the California Federation of Teachers Association and AFT convention in Manhattan Beach California, I had no idea what I was getting into. In preparation for my trip, I had asked several senior faculty members if they had ever attended such an event; no one had. Having a preliminary meeting and receiving my itinerary, I still was unclear and unprepared for the trip mentally.

With an early morning flight from San Jose Mineta to LAX, my journey had begun.  Looking at a weekend to talks, seminars, and workshops my anxiety and speculation continued to rise. ...continue...


Maestro del Año

Bursting with energy, bored with classrooms, and bereft of guidance, sixteen-year-old Frank Espinoza left Santa Clara High School in 1976 to seek his fortune. Employers were eager to harness his energy and intelligence, so Frank found it easy to get jobs gardening, constructing and food-serving. Each job presented unforeseen problems and taught Frank new knowledge—many of us have had those entry level jobs; I know I had my share......continue...

FA AFT 6157 Annual Picnic - October 2013


AFT 6157 Mentorship Program Video PDF


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