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The All Faculty Association Publications Workgroup has created this new online look to bring you news and important features in an easier-to-read, greener format. 

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Julie Thompson, AFA Publications Coordinator



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In early 1990, a rookie quarterback named Brett Favre played in his first professional football game, a skinny 29-year-old law student named Barack Obama had just been selected as editor of the Harvard Law Review, and Santa Rosa Junior College faculty ratified its first collective bargaining contract. This contract marked the beginning of the All Faculty Association, an independent union representing the faculty of SRJC.

Fast-forward twenty years to 2010: Brett Favre has started 293 consecutive games and won three MVP trophies; Barack Obama is the forty-fourth President of the United States; and AFA is still on the job, working harder than ever as an independent union to protect salaries, benefits, and working conditions of both adjunct and regular faculty at SRJC.

AFA’s twentieth anniversary provides an opportunity to review why we have chosen to remain independent for over two decades. What follows is an FAQ on the significance of being an independent faculty association.  Read more »

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Read "Independent Unions Cooperate" by Rich Hansen, president of CCCI, California Community College Independents. Click here »

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Since 1995, when AFA successfully negotiated Article 16: Hourly Assignments, Santa Rosa Junior College has provided adjunct faculty members with certain rights related to assignment priority and like load. In California, AFA′s Article 16 has been considered the gold-star standard for adjunct faculty job security for over a decade, and now it looks like the rest of the community colleges in the State may have an opportunity to follow our lead.

Earlier this year, State Assembly Members Fong and Nava introduced legislation on reemployment preference for adjunct faculty as AB 1807. FACCC co-sponsored this bill, which was also supported by CFT, CPFA, CCA, CWA and CCCI. The last action on AB 1807 was May 18, 2010 and it is currently being “held in submission.” Read the full text of the bill »

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