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Membership slideshow - retirees, newly tenured faculty and new members

Download: Agenda - 2020 Annual Guild Membership Meeting v2.pdf
West LA College - Chapter President Run Off results

Download: Certification of Results-LACFG 2020 Run-Off (WEST).pdf
AFT 1521 Faculty / District Negotiations

Real News - May 2020

President’s Message - Rising to Meet the Challenge
The circumstances we face today remind us of the importance of unions in general and the Faculty Guild in particular. Guild members were represented as we worked with our LACCD Labor Caucus to issue a demand to the Chancellor that all District employees have safe working conditions.
Is Your Pension Safe? A Message From Your Guild Treasurer
In these uncertain times, faculty have asked, “Is my pension going to be there when I retire?” We put the question to Sharon Hendricks, 1521 Guild Treasurer and Retirement Liaison. She is also currently the Chair of the CalSTRS Retirement Board. “Everyone’s pension is safe and secure,” Hendricks said. “CalSTRS is a long-term investor.
2020 Guild Election Results

There will be a runoff for Chapter President at West LA College. Ballots will be mailed to West LA faculty on May 5, 2020. Runoff ballots must be received by May 19th at the American Arbitration Association. The winner will be announced on May 20, 2020. If you do not receive a ballot contact Reyna Gonzalez at rgonzalez@aft1521.org.

Covad-19 information from the District

Real News - February 2020

President's Message
I hope your semester is off to a good start. It’s exciting that we as faculty are central to the changes in the democratic process at our colleges.
Real News - January 2020

President’s Message - - The Wolf at the Door
Welcome back to the Spring 2020 semester! We expect it to be a busy one for the Guild, with our internal election, negotiations, AFT National Convention, March 3rd primaries, and the November 2020 election. As we enter a new year and a new decade, along with its many opportunities for growth and success, we anticipate the reality of having to face toxic new threats.
Meet Organizing Director Chase Golding
Local 1521’s new organizing director has covered a lot of ground, figuratively and literally. In a career that has included stops in Minnesota, Colorado, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento -- and now LA again -- Chase Golding has worn many hats.
Guild Pursuing Grievances Against LACCD Chancellor
Faculty Guild chapters are proceeding with grievances filed since June against seven District colleges and LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez. An eighth college (Mission) will also be filing a grievance.
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