Anti-Defamation League (09/16/2021)

Dear AFT Guild Members and Retiree Chapter Members, The Guild’s Retiree Chapter has arranged a presentation by Matthew Brown, Associate Director of the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego on Thursday, September 30th from 3:00-4:30PM.  Presentation details are in the flier below. You will need to be an active member of the Guild or Retiree Chapter to attend. [...]

Aug. 30 is Deadline to Register to Vote (08/27/2021)

Please share with your students.  Please ask them to choose the “vote by mail” option when they are registering. Aug. 30 is Deadline to Register to Vote 08/27/2021 07:28 AM PDT If you haven’t registered to vote in the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election and want to vote by mail, you need to register [...]

AFT Guild Fall 2021 Edition of Get Active! ( 08/23/2021)

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to offer you the first Fall 2021 edition of Get Active for your reading pleasure here: https://aftguild.org/get-active. These new pieces include: *This edition features an “In Focus” column by former CFT President Marty Hittleman on the central importance of the Governor Recall election.* In the News:< Covid-19 Roller Coaster Essential Budget and Legislative [...]

The COVID-19 Roller Coaster and the Return to On-Site Work (8/18/2021)

Dear Colleagues, As we are all painfully aware, this has been a difficult, stressful period for most of us in dealing with what feels like the never-ending COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve learned new skills, done emergency professional development to address our dramatically transformed work landscapes, tried to be there for students experiencing difficulties, and watched as [...]

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 [...]