Monthly Archives February 2019

🐕Show Your Pet Some Love!🐈

Dear AFT Guild Members, If you are interested in enrolling in this program for your pet, please contact AFT Guild membership benefits coordinator Tina Solórzano <aftTina@mac.com> so she can facilitate your enrollment. In Unity, Jim  

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This Week in Labor History: 2/25 – 3/3

Solidarity Read of the Week: Black Women in the Labor Movement Have Long Defended American Workers Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development. Click here to read the story.   February 25 Amalgamated Association of Street & Electric Railway Employees of America change name to Amalgamated Transit Union – 1965 The Order of Railroad Telegraphers change name to Transportation-Communication Employees Union – 1965 A crowd estimated to be 100,000 strong rallied at the Wisconsin state Capitol in protest of what was

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AFT Guild Launches New “Get Active” Website

Dear AFT Guild Members, Your AFT Guild, Local 1931 is happy to announce our new “Get Active” site which is replacing our old paper and electronic newsletters with what we hope is a better format.  Included in this initial version is: *A special “In Focus” essay by Professor Justin Akers Chacon, “Faculty Challenge the Breakdown of Shared Governance in California Community Colleges.”   This and every “In Focus” feature to follow includes a comments section where you can join the discussion on this issue. *News from the World of Labor and Politics with features on Governor Newsom’s Education Budget, Lessons from the UTLA strike in

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New AFT/GCCCD Contract Info. on Guild Website

To: Grossmont Faculty <GrossmontFaculty@gcccd.edu>, Cuyamaca Faculty <CuyamacaFaculty@gcccd.edu>   Dear GCCCD AFT Guild Members, I just wanted to let everyone know that the new contract and salary schedules have been posted on our website on this page, and details of all the new programs we negotiated for our adjunct faculty can be found on this page. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any additional information. In Unity, Jim

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This Week in Labor History: 2/11 – 2/17

Solidarity Read of the Week How Black Activists Shaped the Labor Movement MLKs emphasis on supporting striking workers helped to illustrate just how firmly enmeshed the labor movement was with the greater struggle for civil rights. Click here to read the article. February 11 Five hundred Japanese and 200 Mexican laborers unite to fight the labor contractor responsible for hiring at the American Beet Sugar Co. in Oxnard, Calif. They ultimately win higher wages and the right to shop at stores not owned by the company – 1903   Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is arrested while leading a protest of conditions in

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CFT to celebrate its 100th Anniversary at Convention 2019

Dear AFT Guild Members:   The 77th Annual Convention of the California Federation of Teachers will be held at the  Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles commencing Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 AM and continuing through Sunday, March 24th, 2019 until 1:00 PM.   We will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the CFT, in addition to electing new CFT officers since current CFT President Joshua Pechthalt will be retiring.   All AFT Guild members in good standing are eligible to be nominated to serve as a delegate to the convention.  To be nominated, you will need to solicit the signatures of ten

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AFT Guild Union Meeting: Thursday, February 7th – North City Center

Dear AFT Guild Members, Our first union meeting of the semester will be held this Thursday, February 7th beginning at 3:00pm at our North City Center meeting location: North City Center, 8355 Aero Dr., San Diego, 92123.  There is ample parking in the parking structure adjacent to the building, on the south side.  We will meet in rooms 101/102, right next to the lobby at the main entrance. Attached is the tentative agenda for this Thursday’s meeting.  Please let me know if you have any items you would like to see added to the agenda. Union Agenda February 2019   Hope to see you Thursday!   In Unity,

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AFT Guild Larry Schwartz Memorial Scholarships for Union Members

Dear AFT Guild Members,   The AFT is awarding eight $500 scholarships to SDCCD and GCCCD students who are union members or in a family of union members (mother, father, son, daughter, husband, wife). If you are a student, have a family member who is a student, or know of a student who meets the qualifications, please encourage them to apply. Deadlines, criteria, and links to apply are attached. Thank you, Colleen Fitzmaurice AFT Guild Scholarship Coordinator Criteria, deadlines and links for AFT Scholarships

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This Week in Labor History: 2/4 – 2/10

February 04 The Ohio legislature authorizes construction of the 249-mile Miami and Erie Canal, to connect Toledo to Cincinnati. Local historians say “Irish immigrants, convicts and local farmers used picks, shovels and wheelbarrows,” at 30 cents per day, to construct the 249-mile-long waterway – 1825 “Big Bill” Haywood born in Salt Lake City, Utah: Leader of Western Federation of Miners, Wobblies (IWW) founder – 1869   Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a White man launched the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott and the birth of the civil rights movement, is born in Tuskeege, Ala.

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Scholarship Opportunities – Please announce to students

Dear AFT Guild Members, Please announce the following two scholarship opportunities to any students who you think might benefit: 1)  Students for Economic Justice summer fellowship is a paid $15-an-hour intensive 6-week fulltime employment opportunity. Application is due by February 28th at cpisandiego.org/sej/apply

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