Conference for AFT Washington Contingent Faculty - April 26th

Have you registered for the annual AFT Washington Contingent Faculty Issues Conference which takes place Saturday, April 26, at the Seattle Community Colleges Georgetown campus?

  • Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits and the main reason claims are denied.
  • What is "reasonable assurance?"
  • Discover the context and history of our unemployment law and why it is unique.

There will also be a presentation on "Working Together To Make Our Union Stronger" with discussions by Alyssa Picard, Assistant Director of AFT Higher Education, and a Special Guest from City College of San Francisco Faculty Union.

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Exempt Staff at Seattle Community Colleges Approve Union

March 14, 2014

Seattle – Exempt employees who work at the four Seattle Community College campuses today voted 68-39 to form their own union through a secret ballot process certified by the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission in Olympia. The vote means that 156 staff who work in advising, IT, financial aid, student outreach, and other departments will be represented by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Washington. Faculty at Seattle Community Colleges are already represented by AFT Washington.


Weingarten, Sen. Warren help launch 'Higher Ed, Not Debt'

AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.