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
Faculty teaching non-credit courses at both Citrus College and
the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Colleges have chosen AFT as their union.
Non-credit hourly part-time faculty at Citrus and continuing
education part-time faculty at Grossmont-Cuyamaca had been paid
significantly less than their colleagues teaching for-credit
Now the faculty have union representation, are on salary
schedules with opportunities for schedule advancement, and can
accrue sick leave.