All Faculty Meeting November 4
The attached FAQ has valuable information about the current new contract offer, as well as important factors to consider for the upcoming strike authorization vote.
At a recent all faculty meeting AFT 1789 voted to take part in a voluntary walk-out. The walk-out takes place across the district on Thursday, November 17 from 9am-2pm, with a rally at noon. Contact your Senate presidents for campus specific locations.
The walk-out is not about the faculty and our needs, but the needs of our students, higher learning and a college education.
Here is a slide show version of the 2016 pre-Negotiations information presented by the Faculty Negotiations co-Chairs and AFT Seattle President.
AFT Statement of Support for Our Students, Colleagues, and Communities
Adopted by AFT Seattle Local 1789 and AFT Seattle Pro-Staff Local 6550
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.