You’re Invited: April 13th Town Hall Forum on Climate Justice (4/12/2021)

From the AFT National office, all AFT Guild members are welcome: From: "Bill Shiebler, Human Rights & Community Relations" <bshieble@aft.org> Subject: You're Invited: April 13th Town Hall Forum Next Tuesday, April 13th, AFT will be hosting a virtual town hall forum to build awareness and activism to address the climate crisis and create millions of [...]

$500 Remote Work Stipend Approved for All SDCCD Employees! (4/10/2021)

Dear SDCCD AFT Guild Members, I am pleased to report that yesterday 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 SDCCD employees.  (NANC employees whose gross wages for January and February combined were less than $500 will receive a [...]

Silence is NOT an option – 4/8/21 (4/08/2021)

1) As a proportion of their employment levels before the pandemic, significantly fewer Black and Hispanic women are working now than any other demographic.Hispanic women fell into the deepest hole at a 24% drop in employment at the peak of the job losses.  Read more… 2) The Color of Authority: San Diego police, sheriff's deputies disproportionately target minorities, [...]

Requesting Your Feedback on Re-Opening Criteria (4/07/2021)

SDCCD COVID-19 Prevention Plan DRAFT 04012021 Dear AFT Guild Members, In the last 24 hours there have been a lot of changes with respect to State and County re-opening criteria and guidelines.  Keeping in mind that by the time I hit “send” on this message everything might have changed yet again, we are seeking your feedback relating [...]

Short Documentary on Early Years of Domestic Workers United (4/07/2021)

Dear AFT Guild Members, Care workers–like nurses, teachers, social workers, domestic workers, etc.–have historically been at the forefront of movements for social justice, although they are seldom given that credit. This three part series will focus on movements of care workers that exemplify how structural disadvantage can be used to leverage collective power and dismantle structures of social inequity. This Friday, April 9th, [...]