Monthly Archives December 2017

Take a Labor Studies Class in the Spring!

Spring classes begin on January 29th, 2018 Thursday evenings from 6:55-10pm in AH 414 CRN: 04963 Instructor: Cheryl Coney, Organizer & Labor Educator More information AFT members receive tuition and textbook reimbursement upon successful completion of the course!  

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This Week in Labor History – December 11

This Week in Labor History December 11 A small group of Black farmers organize the Colored Farmers’ National Alliance and Cooperative Union in Houston County, Texas. They had been barred from membership in the all-White Southern Farmers’ Alliance. Through intensive organizing, along with merging with another Black farmers group, the renamed Colored Alliance by 1891 claimed a membership of 1.2 million – 1886 Ten days after an Illinois State mine inspector approved coal dust removal techniques at New Orient mine in West Frankfort, the mine exploded, largely because of coal dust accumulations, killing 119 workers – 1951 The U.S. Department

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Helping fellow CFT members who are victims of the Southern California fires

As the tragic fires in Southern California continue to worsen, the CFT has set up an emergency relief fund for members who have suffered catastrophic losses in the fires. Already we know that more than a dozen CFT members have lost everything, while many more have been forced to evacuate their homes. Donate to the Disaster Relief Fund for CFT members who are victims of the Southern California fires Sadly, these fires are all too fresh in our memories, as many CFT members endured the North Bay fires just two short months ago. As the fires now rage in Southern

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Human Rights Day of Action

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:30pm -5:00pm  at Waterfront Park, Downtown San Diego 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101 #ShowUp4Refugees #ShowUp4Humanity Human Rights Flyer

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General Meeting

Dear Colleagues,   Our next AFT Guild General Membership meeting will be held this Thursday, December 7th beginning at 3:00pm at Grossmont College, in building 60, the Griffin Center, room 180 (south end of building).  There is ample parking in the parking structure northeast of the building, and also in the parking lot directly south of the building.  (SDCCD and GCCCD parking permits are valid in both districts.) If you can, please bring an unwrapped toy or gift card as a donation to the Labor Council for children of unemployed workers. Attached is the tentative agenda for this Thursday’s meeting.  Please let me know if you have any items

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Special AFT Guild History Edition – AFT Guild Union Advantage

The history of the AFT Guild is one of improbable beginnings, strong leadership, a supportive membership, and joint commitment to meeting the formidable challenges that have confronted us. This short essay highlights essential institutional characteristics of the local, as it has evolved since its chartering in January 1969. Future issues of the Union Advantage will feature short articles on specific developments that have defined the local’s history, an understanding of which may guide our union in charting its path into the future.    Click here or on the image below to open this extremely informative essay written by AFT Guild Political Action

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CFT Letter in Opposition to Online College Proposal

Dear Colleagues, Recently, the Governor proposed that the community college system develop proposals for a fully online college. Attached is the letter we submitted in opposition to the proposals which have been put forward. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information. In Unity, Jim

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This Week in Labor History – December 04

Unionization—It’s Never Been Easy Almost all current union members were hired into an already represented workplace. But while you personally may have played no role in unionizing your place of work, you can’t assume that those who did had an easy time of it. In the early decades of union organizing in the U.S., it was not unusual for employers to respond to union organizing drives with physical violence. Many of the early industrial unions got their footholds only by standing up to a court system that jailed union supporters, and to the clubs and guns of company thugs. Sometimes the

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Ticket Purchase Deadline Extended – AFT Guild 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Zoo

Dear AFT Guild Members,   Good News:  The Zoo is allowing us to extend our ticket purchase deadline to 12:00 noon on Monday, December 4th.  Note that this will be a hard deadline, no tickets may be purchased after that time.   Bad News:  We have already sold over 300 tickets and will sell out soon, so make sure you purchase your ticket ASAP!   At this point in time, unless you plan to come to our office in person, I highly recommend that you purchase your tickets online by clicking here.  Do not rely on the US or District mail

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