As we continue our work to raise awareness about the need for part-time faculty equity in higher education, we also stand by our students, many of whom are low-wage part-time workers, and the community we serve, in the fight for economic justice for all.
Please join us next Tuesday for a brief rally at 3:00 PM at City College and a march to the Civic Center to demand economic justice for all.
Specifically, this electoral year will give us all the chance to vote to raise the minimum wage here in San Diego to $11.50/hour with 5 earned sick days in June and then likely another chance to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15/hour in November.
We also hope to have an extension of Proposition 30 on the ballot so 2016 offer us an opportunity to do some great things in the service of social, educational, and economic justice for all of us. The time to start raising awareness about all of these issues is now.
Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931
San Diego & Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Teachers and Students Fight For $15
Tuesday, November 10th at 3:00 at City College (corner of Park & B St.)
Rally and March To the Civic Center
WHY TEACHERS? Most colleges in America run on the backs of adjunct instructors who dont receive the same pay for the same work as do the shrinking pool of full-time faculty. Thus the exploitation of contingent labor is not just a problem for employees at Starbucks, Walmart, and fast food chains where workers are fighting for $15 an hour, it is an epidemic in the academy as well.
WHY STUDENTS?: When students have to choose between paying rent, putting food on the table or buying books, providing childcare or attending class, or any of the myriad of other impossible dilemmas they frequently face, academic achievement suffers.
As teachers and education workers, we stand with our students and the communities we serve.
The Fight for 15 represents a call to build a society that treats all working people better and it will help to make all of our communities work for everyone.
Its about raising us all up. Every worker in America deserves a living wage, dignity, and respect. Working People in the U.S. are facing assaults from the workplace to the Supreme Court, and we must fight back.
When we allow our neighbors to fall behind, we are all the lesser. As the old labor slogan says: AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL
Thats Why the AFT Guild, Local 1931 Supports the Fight for 15!