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All Faculty Meeting

 

AFT  Seattle Community Colleges

 

Date: November 1, 2013

Location: Seattle Labor Temple

2800 1st Ave # 140 Seattle, WA 98121‎

Time: 4-5 pm Part-time faculty, Room 6

5:00 –Dinner

5:30—7:30pm All Faculty and Dinner, Room 8

Discussion Topics:

Wage Reopener

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Labor Calls for Action on Student Debt

At a time when Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards, the AFL-CIO unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by the AFT to support federal and state efforts to reduce crushing student loan debt and to increase funding and access to need-based aid.

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We got it done!

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.

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TIAA-CREF yields

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."

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Negotiations Update March 22, 2013

SEE "NEWS" TAB, "VIDEOS" OR CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO VERSION OF THIS UPDATE


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.

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Classified Appreciation Week

Brothers and Sisters,

On behalf of the AFT Washington Executive Board and staff, I want to thank you for your dedication and for the contribution you make to your workplace and your union.

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