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Real News - November 2020

President’s Message Stay Vigilant and “Schedule Smart”
Now that the dust has settled in our local elections, we celebrate our victories – particularly the successful election of our four Guild-endorsed trustees. We’re disappointed about the outcome of Propositions 15 and 16, making us all the more aware that we’re “a blue state but not a blue collar state,” as noted by a colleague at the L.A.
The Faculty Guild Campaign - How We Won
The Faculty Guild Campaign - How We Won By Natalina Monteiro Guild Political Director The Faculty Guild campaign to elect trustees in 2020 started in 2017. Scott Svonkin had bullied himself into a third consecutive term as Board President and used the power of his presidency to take away our $1500 Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), harming every full-time employee in the LACCD.
AFIC Chair Takes Committee in a New Direction
Dr. Jessica Saint-Paul has served on the Guild’s Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee (AFIC) for 2½ years. As the AFIC’s current chair, she is excited to be taking the committee in new directions. “As the adjunct arm of the union, we’re reaching out to our chapter presidents so that they understand our issues,” she says.
Real News - October 2020

Hitting the Books and Sharing Ideas with LACC Instructors
Hitting the Books and Sharing Ideas with LACC Instructors Shortly after being hired as full-time faculty in noncredit and adult education at City College, former adjuncts Kimberly Guppy (pictured at right) and Martha Clayton (at left) did exactly what you would expect energized and engaged AFT 1521 members to do: They started a book club.
Presidents Message
Voting Season In between autumn and winter, we’ve added a new ‘season’ - voting season - which runs October 5 to November 3. And with it come some unexpected problems: unofficial ballot drop-off boxes, conflicting information in the media, unsupported claims in political ads, health risks when voting in person or volunteering to be a poll worker.
Phone Banking
Faculty, Students Phonebank for Election Campaign With so much at stake in the upcoming election, AFT 1521 has mobilized its forces to ensure that LACCD faculty, staff, and students get the resources and representation they deserve. Since September, faculty and students have been phone banking and spreading the message about the Colleges We All Deserve (#CollegesWeAllDeserve) campaign.
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Message from your Guild President - Moving Forward with a New Contract
Congratulations to Guild members for having just reached a tentative agreement in negotiations with no takebacks and gains we can be proud of. Watch for your ratification ballot in the mail. We were successful because management knew our faculty were watching and engaged. Thanks to all who joined us virtually to observe the negotiating sessions and Board of Trustee meetings.
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