Faculty, Staff, and Students object to austerity measures, coming together for a Counter Convication.
August 6, 2013 Seattle Primary Election
AFT1789 Executive Board endorses the following candidates:
Mayor -- dual endorsement of
Hello Faculty - I'm happy to report that your negotiating team - Tracy Furutani, Don Bissonnette, Ed Ciok, Dave Eberhardt, Brian Holt, Robin Tartow and me - concluded negotiations today with a contract we feel good about presenting to you for ratification. What a great group of colleagues to work with, and I don't want to leave out Nancy Adelson and Kimberly McRae who were team members last year. I also want to thank all of you who wrote emails, made phone calls, spoke at BOT meetings, picketed, and wrote to the team with support and appreciation - your actions mattered.
THE TEACHERS INSURANCE and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) has, for the first time, adopted a Responsible Contractor Policy dealing with its real estate investments. The decision came after AFT president Randi Weingarten met with TIAA-CREF chief executive officer Roger Ferguson. She announced the fund's new policy at a New York State United Teachers delegate assembly on April 12.
This "really important step," Weingarten said, makes "common cause with our brothers and sisters in the building trades."
Negotiations update – 05/01/13 – Happy May Day
From Karen Strickland, President, AFTSeattle 1789
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From Karen Strickland:
Hello Colleagues – thank you for tuning in.
I want to give you an update on where we are with negotiations, clarify some of the details of our proposal, and share our next steps.