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Real News - July 2022

President’s Message – A Movement for Change
Dear Union Family,  Thank you for your support in our recent Guild election. It was a long campaign, but now that the votes have been counted, it’s time for us to come together as one cohesive union and get to work on the transformative work we do.  Being elected as your president is truly an extraordinary moment for me.
Meet Your Officers
In addition to president James McKeever, AFT 1521 welcomes back Executive Vice President William Elarton-Selig, and newly-elected Treasurer Xiao Behlendorf and Secretary Jennifer Galvez. We are continuing to work on negotiations for our MOUs following COVID and the toll that will face staff and students if classes are cut.
With Union’s Help, Crippling Student Loan Debt Can Be Forgiven
The cost to attain a quality education is significant, as Local 1521 member Dr. Bettye Ford knows only too well.  Ford, a licensed clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at Southwest College, is looking forward to the day that she is free of her student loan debt. Her current total sits at $465,000.  “I borrowed about half of that amount.
Adjunct Faculty AFT 1521 Member $464K in Student Loans Forgiven!
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AFT National Convention – BOSTON 2022 OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

RUNOFF Election Results - 2022 Districtwide Faculty, AFT 1521

Certification of Runoff Results - LACFG  AFT 1521

Real News - May 2022

Looking Back and Warning Forward
For my Real News column this month, I am sharing comments I made to the LACCD Board of Trustees in May.
1521 Welcomes New Trustee Dr. Kelsey Iino
By Evan Henerson The confirmation of former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos inspired Dr. Kelsey Iino to take the next step in her leadership journey…but not in the way that you might think. On April 13, the LACCD Board of Trustees appointed Iino to fill the vacancy created when Mike Fong left his District 7 seat after being elected to the California Assembly.
A Force at the Part-Time Faculty Conference
Whether they are referred to as “adjuncts,” “part-timers” or “contingent faculty,” those faculty members who are not full-time faculty in AFT 1521 know how to make their voices heard.
CFT voter guide before filling out your June primary election ballot
Dear Tina, Ballots are arriving this week across California for the June 7, 2022 primary election, and once again we have the opportunity to support candidates and measures that support our schools and California’s working families. Before you vote, please take a moment to review CFT’s Educators Choice Voter Guide.
2022 AFT Convention | Boston July 14-17

Annual Membership Meeting - Friday, May 20, 2022

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