Before the election our focus was on leadership development,”
says Mia McIver, vice president for organizing for the University
Council-AFT, “and the election brought us a sense of new
urgency.” Strong leaders will provide the underpinning for the
campaigns the union will undertake as it faces the Trump
administration and a predictable tsunami of anti-union and
Attacks on educator rights and union fair share halted…for now
On April 14, the California Court of Appeals unanimously
overturned the lower court’s decision in the Vergara v.
California case. The suit sought to dismantle seniority and due
process rights for teachers in the name of students’ equal access
to education. The appellate court wisely ruled that there is no
constitutional link between tenure and student performance.
Why does anyone join the union? …because someone asks them
Member organizers from local unions throughout the state joined
forces at Palomar College to meet one-on-one with part-time
faculty agency fee payers who had not yet signed their union
cards — and asked them to join the union.