Advancing Equity on Campus & the New Deal for Higher Education

Training Training Department

Our institutions of higher education face multiple crises which have come into sharper contrast during the pandemic. Austerity policies have resulting in chronic underfunding, over-reliance on contingent faculty, unmanageable student debt burdens, and a narrow focus on job training to the exclusion of the public good. All of these exacerbate inequity in our colleges among faculty and staff, and make education inaccessible to many students. Much can be done to set higher education back on the right path.

In this workshop, union leaders will share the work their unions are doing to tackle inequality in their colleges. We’ll learn about the recently launched campaign for a New Deal for Higher Education, encompassing a broad platform to address all of these crises. Join us and learn what we can do to advance a just and inclusive system of higher education for all.



  • Alyssa PicardDirector, AFT Higher Education
  • Jennifer ShanoskiPresident, Peralta Federation of Teachers
  • Rika Yonemura-FabianSan Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers
  • Chris Goff, Assistant Director, AFT Higher Education

About Our Trainings

When you register to attend this CFT Zoom training, you will receive email confirmation of your registration directly from Zoom. The email will contain the link to join the videoconference from your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device, as well as the phone number if you choose to call in for your audio.