March 20 was the last day of on-campus classes for about 18,000
San Diego City College students. The college has maintained a
food pantry for needy students, faculty and staff, but AFT Local
1931 stepped up the emergency response in September with monthly
“It’s joyful to see everyone — students, staff and faculty — come
together to help. My happiness was seeing everyone smile,” said
Neary Sim, a Guild member and instructional office specialist in
the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
In February, Berkeley teachers posted 1,000 “Black Lives
Matter” signs in classrooms, hallways, administrative offices and
on school grounds to highlight recent court decisions on the
police shootings of young black men. They are also distributing
“Black Lives Matter” lesson plans and resources to teachers in
every grade level at the nearly 20 district sites.
If you ask your child what he did in school today and get
“Nothing,” then ask a more specific question, like “What was the
most difficult thing you did today?” This was one of many
suggestions fourth grade teacher Michele Bantugan offered 40
parents attending a workshop on communicating with their children
at Daly City’s Westlake Elementary School on November 21.
CFT members are well out in front of the AFL-CIO’s new resolve to
ramp up its partnering with community allies. Educators are
linking arms with new and familiar community partners in efforts
that especially resonate during the holidays.
Classified are well outin front of the AFL-CIO’s new
resolve to ramp up its partnering with community allies. Members
are linking arms in efforts that especially resonate during the
Every child deserves Shoes that Fit
The College Staff Guild in Los Angeles is working with Shoes That
Fit to help kids start their day on the right foot. The
non-profit is dedicated to providing new shoes to needy children
so they can attend school in comfort and with dignity.