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, [...]

Upcoming Workshops for AFT Guild Members (4/05/2021)

Thurs. 4/8 Retirement 101 workshop & future post-convention training events Please distribute widely: the following workshops are open to ALL CFT members! Local Leaders and Staff, Following our 2021 Convention, we are happy to offer a series of workshops that are open to all CFT members. The first one is this coming Thursday, April 8th: [...]

Silence is NOT an option – (3/25/2021)

This week’s Silence is Not an Option message is written by AFT Guild Executive Council Member Professor Julio Soto from Grossmont College. Dear Colleagues, I would like to offer an invitation for us all to engage in further learning and self-analysis regarding the history of anti-Asian violence and discrimination.  As Elie Mystal from The Nation magazine fittingly points out, the [...]

Silence is Violence: Unpacking and Addressing Anti-AAPIViolence. – Free webinar Sat, March 27, 1 PM (3/22/2021)

You are invited to a FREE Zoom webinar. When: Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: Silence is Violence: Unpacking and Addressing Anti-AAPI Violence. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_xrS4bCoVTiSw5TQXgofQ7w After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Sponsored by The Coalition, with [...]

“A Fair and Sustainable Economic Recovery” with Robert Pollin on Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00 PM (3/15/2021)

The San Diego Green New Deal Alliance, the Labor, Environmental, and Community Coalition, the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, and the Progressive Labor Alliance are hosting "A Fair and Sustainable Economic Recovery" with Robert Pollin on Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00 PM. This event is Part 2 of our series of community conversations on [...]

Guild/District Extend ERT/COVID Related Sideletters (3/13/2021)

Dear GCCCD AFT Guild Members, I am pleased to report that we have reached agreement with the District to extend the sideletter agreements we previously made with the District through the end of this calendar year 2021.  Specifically, these provisions include:  Continuation of the $750 ERT training stipend;  Waiver of online teaching maximum;  Potential for [...]