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2nd Update: Celebrating and Honoring Juneteenth (06/18/2021)

P.S. Unless the Chancellor decrees that tomorrow is a day off, then I guess it does apply to us… 😎 On Jun 17, 2021, at 4:05 PM, Jim Mahler <aftjim@mac.com> wrote: Now that President Biden has signed this legislation into law, you can click here for more detailed information on its passage.  As I noted below, this [...]

Update: Celebrating and Honoring Juneteenth (06/18/2021)

Now that President Biden has signed this legislation into law, you can click here for more detailed information on its passage.  As I noted below, this will not affect state workers in CA (like us) until the state takes separate action. On Jun 17, 2021, at 1:08 PM, Jim Mahler <aftjim@mac.com> wrote: Dear Colleagues, You might recall [...]

Celebrating and Honoring Juneteenth (06/18/2021)

Dear Colleagues, You might recall that a year ago we circulated a petition asking Congress to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Yesterday, Congress made history by overwhelmingly passing legislation to make Juneteenth a national holiday. The bill now goes to President Biden’s desk for his signature which is expected. This is indeed an historic event [...]

Why a California oil workers union is getting behind clean energy (06/10/2021)

Dear Colleagues, This new report referenced below, which CFT had a part in sponsoring, is indeed groundbreaking.  AFT Guild VP Kelly Mayhew is quoted/referenced in the LA Times article below. In Solidarity, Jim By Sammy Roth LA Times Staff Writer June 10, 2021 6 AM PT This is the June 10, 2021, edition of Boiling Point, a weekly [...]

Explaining the Reparations Effort for Black Californians (06/03/2021)

New York Times California By Jill Cowan Good morning.   This week, California set out on a fraught, complicated mission that no other state has attempted: come up with proposals to provide reparations to Black Californians for slavery and centuries of systemic discrimination and inequality. A group of nine politicians, scholars and lawyers appointed to a task force will study the issue [...]

Racial Justice Bootcamp (06/03/2021)

Dear Colleagues, Please see the two hour per day, three day, Racial Justice Bootcamp being sponsored by the Labor Council. The facilitator, Bill Fletcher, is a great leader and advocate if you have not had the chance to interact with him. I highly recommend this three day workshop to all Guild members.  (If you are [...]

$500 Remote Work Stipend Approved for All GCCCD Faculty! (05/26/2021)

Dear GCCCD AFT Guild Unit Members, I am pleased to report that earlier today we were able to finalize our negotiations with the District for a “remote work” stipend in the amount of a one-time $500 payment to all GCCCD faculty. All faculty = any faculty member who worked in any capacity during the Fall 2020, Intersession 2021, or [...]

Emergency Broadband Benefit (05/26/2021)

Please share with your students or anyone else who is experiencing challenges with internet access: The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting GetEmergencyBroadband.org. If you have questions about any of the [...]

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