Dear Union Sisters and Brothers,
I finished the Elected School Board AFT training today, and I have to say it was definitely worth giving up part of a Sunday.
This week begins our campaign, which is just the start of the campaign to pass Bill HB4-312. The campaign will launch with people signing cards supporting the bill, which I or someone else will collect right away, and at the end of the day, take to the Union office and then, send to the government official. Your information will remain confidential.
In addition, we will have an AFT organizer assigned to our Harold Washington and District campus to help with the process.
We will also pass red buttons, illustrated above, which you can wear at work. On November 4, the C.C.C.T.U. Union leadership is asking that everyone wear them. You have a right to wear the buttons any time and can definitely fill out the cards, unless you are teaching, in office hours, or on the clock.
So, this week, I will begin talking to folks when they are on break. Even though I’m on crutches, I am making plans to visit District on Fridays and some afternoons. I hope many of you will support the campaign.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call/text my cell. Volunteers, if you wish to help out, let me know so we can meet and get you on task.
The FC4 survey ends today. We would LOVE to hear from more faculty! And hey, it’s a way to procrastinate from grading!
All questions are optional so answer what you want, but the survey includes questions about communication between administration and faculty as well as questions about our core values.
ALSO: we would love to hear your thoughts on the Town Hall meeting yesterday!! There are not specific questions on this, as the survey was written before the meeting happened, but please add your thoughts in the comments! Useful? Not useful? Should we have them more often? In a different format? What would make them more productive?
Here’s the link. THANK YOU! And, please pass the survey on to others and ask them to take it. It’s open to both part time and full time faculty. If you are able to send it to folks at other colleges who could put it on their listservs, that would be FANTASTIC!!
[From Jesú: p.s. When you fill out the survey, please give your time to the core values section. Below is more information:]
· August: 65 full-time faculty members = 56 % response rate
· October: 44 full-time faculty members = 37% response rate
Also, of those 44, not all did the core values section.
Below are important dates from Faculty Council’s president, Jessica Bader. All Union members are welcome to attend.
• Town Hall Prep Meeting Oct 19th 3:30 – 4:30 CASTe room 1046
• Local Faculty Council Meeting Oct 20th 3:15 – 5:15 CASTe room 1046
• The Town Hall is on October 22nd from 2-4:30 in room 102/103
Dear Union Sisters and Brothers,
As many of you know, the CCC has increased tuition, drastically affecting international students. The students are trying very hard to organize and oppose this and future increases. Please take a few moments to sign the petition below:
Petition to End Tuition Hike: https://www.change.org/p/city-colleges-of-chicago-stop-increase-students-tuition/u/13639992?recruiter=434388&utm_source=share_update&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive&rp_sharecordion_checklist=control
Jesú Estrada, Ph.D.