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Green River Community College Faculty Want Increase in Salaries

Seattle Times Education Blog | by Katherine Long, reporter | Nov. 22 with update on Nov. 23

More than 150 Green River Community College faculty members presented a petition to the college’s board of trustees Thursday asking that an increase in state funding be put toward a boost in faculty salaries, particularly for adjunct faculty. [read full story]

Boeing Machinists - Solidarity Petition


No doubt you’ve heard the recent flurry of media coverage about Boeing machinists voting 2-to-1 to reject the company’s “take-it-or-we’ll-leave” proposal to build the 777X in Washington. Their proposal would:


All Faculty Meeting Highlights

Canvas Unfair Labor Practice (ULP)

Legislative Agenda - report from AFTWA
Affordable Health Care Act - report from CTC Labor Liaison
Allocation of New Funds, Wage Reopener-ACTION NEEDED by Nov 8th
Budget - Local dues will likely have to be increased in 2013-2014...

Pressing Issue - Allocation of Promotional Increase has been funded...

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


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.


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.