March 01, 2021

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DHLI Full report

Download: DHLI W&L COVID report[9].pdf
Intro - Single Payer Healthcare

Download: intro to single payer 2021posted[6].pdf
Real News - February 2021

Navigating Retirement
Many faculty who are considering retirement find that the whole process can be quite daunting. Here is some general guidance that should be useful: If you are an active employee of any age or a retiree under 65, CalPERS’ many plans, with a very few exceptions, are yours to choose from.
President’s Message - Meeting the Challenges in 2021
Welcome back to the spring semester! As we embark on our journey into 2021, I wish you and your families a Happy New Year and hope that you enjoy it in good health. This month, Guild members will be joining with colleagues virtually at all our campuses to honor Black History Month and to welcome the Lunar New Year.
Passionate About Organizing: Seo Yun Son
By Evan Henerson By her own admission, Guild Organizer Seo Yun Son followed “an unconventional path into the labor movement.” Nobody in her family or immediate circle of friends were union members or had ever worked on behalf of organized labor. Son came to the United States from Korea as an undocumented immigrant in the late 1990s.
It's Time to Get Ready for the 2021 CFT Convention
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the California Federation of Teachers (Local 1521's state affiliate) will hold its 2021 convention online on March 26-27, 2021. Featuring the theme of “Rise Up, Recover, Rebuild,” the CFT Convention promises to be an uplifting event.
Faculty Member Helps Students Deal with Stress
Southwest College faculty member Picolya McCall-Robinson’s background as a licensed psychologist and trained technician in mental health has not only assisted her students prepare for careers in the field but has had the added benefit of helping her look for signs of stress in her students and their family members so she can teach them ways to help them deal with issues created by the pandemic.
Beware of Private Agency Scams!
You may have received emails sent to your college email address offering to answer questions about your retirement benefits.
AFT 1521 Contract 2020 - 2023

Real News - November 2020

President’s Message Stay Vigilant and “Schedule Smart”
Now that the dust has settled in our local elections, we celebrate our victories – particularly the successful election of our four Guild-endorsed trustees. We’re disappointed about the outcome of Propositions 15 and 16, making us all the more aware that we’re “a blue state but not a blue collar state,” as noted by a colleague at the L.A.
The Faculty Guild Campaign - How We Won
The Faculty Guild Campaign - How We Won By Natalina Monteiro Guild Political Director The Faculty Guild campaign to elect trustees in 2020 started in 2017. Scott Svonkin had bullied himself into a third consecutive term as Board President and used the power of his presidency to take away our $1500 Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), harming every full-time employee in the LACCD.
AFIC Chair Takes Committee in a New Direction
Dr. Jessica Saint-Paul has served on the Guild’s Adjunct Faculty Issues Committee (AFIC) for 2½ years. As the AFIC’s current chair, she is excited to be taking the committee in new directions. “As the adjunct arm of the union, we’re reaching out to our chapter presidents so that they understand our issues,” she says.
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