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Step Up for Faculty Equity!

Date:      Saturday, April 26, 2014

Time:     10:00 am - 3:30 pm (Registration starts at 9:30 am)

Place:    South Seattle Community College
             Georgetown Campus, Bldg C Room 110
             6737 Corson Ave South, Seattle

Unemployment Workshop presented by Marc Lampson, Executive Director, & John Tirpak, Senior Hearings Attorney, Unemployment Law Project and Wendy Rader-Konofalski, Lobbyist, Washington Education Association.

·         Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits and the main reason


As you know, AFT Seattle has been in negotiations with the administration for a year.  AFT Seattle has fought hard for important gains, such as workload equity and a meaningful raise to the stipend rate, along with other items.

At this point, we have decided it's time to go to mediation.  The administration has talked plenty about the need to address workload equity, but they haven't offered to do much about it.  They're willing to raise the stipend rate to $33, but that leaves us well below Shoreline ($39) and Everett Community Colleges ($40) for no good reason.

We need you to attend the Board


Our salaries and benefits, as well as many of the policies for our colleges, are set at the state level. 

In a way, we have to bargain there as well!


It is important for AFT Local Seattle 1789 to practice allyship with native and indigenous peoples in addition to and beyond reciting a land acknowledgement as we do at the beginning of each union meeting. Below are resources to actively practice allyship with the Duwamish and Coast Salish peoples in particular.


Join the AFT Seattle Slack space to share resources & organize with other members in real time off work resources. For an invite link, contact E-board Comm/Tech Chair alyssa.jocson.porter[at]


Support the Duwamish Tribe in their fight for Federal Recognition

Please sign the petition HERE and share the message below from the Duwamish Tribe with your email listserv. You can also help amplify on social media -- here's sample posts to get the word out. Help the Duwamish Tribe reach their goal of 150,000 signatures. 


Let's move toward the vision of an equitable and inclusive city that recognizes the First People of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honors with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe. 

Check out the AFT Logos photo album for more images you can use as your Zoom profile pic or background. Log in to Board of Trustees and Negotiations meetings in solidarity with your fellow union members!


Contact your representatives:

How to contact my state legislator: Click here.

How do I identify my State Legislator by College District: Click here


ROC Survey -- closes Nov. 9, 2020

Participate in the state-wide survey composed by AFT-WA's Reinvest in Our Colleges (ROC) campaign. You may have seen this link from your campus AFT president. Please take ~5 minutes to communicate your issues, and take this action together with faculty across the state. What do you feel should be prioritized in advocacy locally and at the state level?

The ROC campaign is a multi-pronged effort to work for increased revenue sources and funding allocation for community colleges. ROC fights austerity cuts at the state level in collaboration with Communities for our Colleges, a community group that connects students and faculty with their local legislators to explain what cuts mean to our students and our community.