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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

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.

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."

Negotiations Update March 22, 2013


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.

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.