Silence is NOT an option – (05/25/2021)

1) One year ago, George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. Working people throughout America—from large urban cities to small rural towns—protested peacefully, marched down streets and declared three words: Black lives matter. Today, we continue to demand action to root out systemic racism in all forms. On the anniversary of his [...]

Adjunct Faculty “Hold Harmless” POA Rights Extended through Fall 2021 (05/25/2021)

To: Grossmont Faculty <>, Cuyamaca Faculty <> Dear GCCCD Adjunct Faculty and Department/Program Chairs, I’m pleased to report that we have reached agreement with the District on extending the temporary contract language we negotiated last year regarding maintenance of POA status throughout the pandemic.  Specifically, what this means is: 1) Adjunct faculty who were not given [...]

AFT Guild Office is Now Open for Phone Calls! (05/17/2021)

Dear AFT Guild Members and Colleagues, I’m pleased to report that after a 14 month hiatus, we have dusted off and re-connected our phone lines so we are now back in telephonic operation!  Our phones are staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.  Please feel free to call 619-640-1155 if you have any questions or need union-related [...]

CFT Community College Budget Week of Action (05/17/2021)

Dear Colleagues, Please see below how you can help us advocate on the State Budget.  Just a little bit of effort on your part can go a long way in helping us achieve our goals. In Solidarity, Jim Jim Mahler, President AFT Guild, Local 1931 Calbright Audit Talking Points for Budget Hearing Public Comment

FREE: Anti-Racism Summertime Reading (05/14/2021)

Dear AFT Guild Members, Are you interested in indulging in some anti-racism summertime reading?  We still have many copies of the books listed below available for our members. Just reply to this email and let me know which book(s) you would like and we will make them available to you at our AFT office in [...]

CFT calls for immediately shutting down failed Calbright College following scathing State Auditor report (05/13/2021)

CFT calls for immediately shutting down failed Calbright College following scathing State Auditor report Report follows UNANIMOUS vote in California Assembly last week to eliminate the college For Immediate Release May 11, 2021 Contact: Matthew Hardy, 510-703-5291 SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, the California State Auditor released a scathing report, detailing the many failures of Calbright, [...]