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.

Sign up at: http://wa.aft.org/events/third-annual-aft-washington-contingent-faculty-issues-conference#sthash.n6RUdyvX.dpuf

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.

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Want A Website For Your Local?

In this day and age, people look to the Web for information. As a result, organizations almost always need to have a website to compliment their communications. Unfortunately, not everyone has the expertise or time to maintain a local web site.

For this reason, AFT hosts free web sites to affiliated locals. To take advantage of this benefit, contact Sylvia Watson, AFT Washington Communications Coordinator, at 206-432-8084 or swatson@aftwa.org. Sylvia can help get your site set up and even provide hands-on training.

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