Category: Elections

Vote on CCFF Dues Change

Dear Union Colleagues, In thirty days, on October 14, all CCFF members in good standing will be invited to vote on a change in the union’s rate of dues. The vote will be held electronically; you will receive an email via ElectionBuddy.com to your @cerritos.edu email address with instructions and a link to vote via the web. Proposal For part-time faculty, dues be increased by $1.59 tenthly in 2017-18, and an additional $1.59 tenthly in 2018-19. For full-time faculty, dues be increased by $5.75 tenthly in 2017-18, and an additional $5.75 tenthly in 2018-19. Interpretation In 2016-17, part-time faculty paid $22.69 in dues per tenthly paycheck. Because increases to AFT

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CCFF Executive Board Election Results

Dear Colleagues, CCFF Executive Board elections closed at 7 p.m. May 4. The following are the results: President ******** Stephanie Rosenblatt: 158 votes (100.0%) Votes tallied: 158 Abstentions: 16 Vice-President, Full-Time Faculty *************************** Kimberly Rosenfeld: 161 votes (100.0%) Votes tallied: 161 Abstentions: 13 Vice-President, Part-Time Faculty *************************** Bobbi-Lee Smart: 137 votes (100.0%) Votes tallied: 137 Abstentions: 37 Member-at-Large, Full-Time Faculty ***************************** Tor Lacy: 96 votes (61.9%) Carlos Arce: 59 votes (38.1%) Votes tallied: 155 Abstentions: 19 Member-at-Large, Part-Time Faculty ****************************** João Paulo Pereira : 53 votes (42.7%) Pauline Acosta: 71 votes (57.3%) Votes tallied: 124 Abstentions: 50 Secretary ******** George Jarrett: 160 votes (100.0%) Votes tallied: 160 Abstentions: 14 Treasurer

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Faculty Survey

Cerritos Faculty, See below the results of the faculty survey on who CCFF should or should not endorse for the upcoming BOT elections: http://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-GY5MPLWS See below link to 4/19/16 Boardwatch: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rJTI65E5U2Sc0owNGo-i3GIIc31QpGd8nQ5ejkk2gpc If you would like to help us with political activities and want to be able to officially vote on endorsements, please join our COPE committee! Highlight the link below and sign up for as little as $5 a month! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Erm_eNlq4ickFVZ2JUMzBZaXM/view?usp=sharing        

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CCFF Endorsement Consideration, Dr. Sandra Salazar

Dear Colleagues, It is time to gear up for the 2016 Board Elections. The CCFF is set to decide if we are going to select, endorse, and support any of the Trustee candidates, and we are interested in hearing your feedback. But first, some of you may be wondering why endorse a candidate at all? As we have learned over the years, a faculty-centered Board is a student-centered Board because it implies considering the needs and concerns of faculty and staff who are first in line to serve students. Likewise, learning conditions are tantamount to working conditions.  Hence, the success of our students is inextricably linked to our working conditions

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City College of San Francisco Update

Cerritos College was the only southern California community college to send a representative to a rally calling for legislative relief from the arbitrary and capricious practices of the ACCJC. The accrediting agency has been cited for violating federal and state laws and is increasingly under fire (see previous postings on this web site).

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Committee on Political Education Meeting–July 20, 1:00 p.m.

Welcome All, There will be a COPE meeting Monday, July 20, from 1-2:00 p.m., in SS16.  The purpose of the meeting is to accomplish the following: Introduce faculty to the committee and its function Discuss our goal of broadening the membership of the committee to represent every teaching area of the college Sign up new members Discuss Dr. Sandra Salazar’s request for a campaign contribution from our union’s political fund (Dr. Salazar has previously been endorsed by our union. Dr. Salazar will be up for re-election in a little more than a year. The actual campaign cycle for the election begins soon) Discuss plans to support various candidates running in

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Call to Help AFT in San Diego Election

CCFF Political Education Chair Michelle Lewellen asks: “Sometime in the next week, pre 2/11, we can help our sisters and brothers in Palomar Federation of Teachers and AFT 1931 to get David Alvarez, a truly progressive mayor, elected in San Diego. Follow this link, and you can make calls from the comfort of your own home: http://www.sddemocrats.org/content/PDF/alvarezvolunteer.pdf …The race is very close, so every call will make a difference.”

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Officer Election Results

Dear colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the results of the CCFF Officer Election: President:  Solomon Namala VP-FT Faculty:  Armando Soto VP-PT Faculty: Lyndsey Lefebvre Treasurer: Teresa Alenikov Secretary: George Jarrett Contract Development Committee Chair: Amy Holzgang COPE Chair: Michelle Lewellen Communications Chair: Jack Swanson Membership Chair: Mike Farina I should note that although 91 ballots were received, only 70 were valid.  The remaining 21 ballots were invalid because (a) the outer envelopes weren’t signed or ballots were not sealed within an unsigned inner envelope (19 ballots) or (b) the faculty member was not, according to our office records, a CCFF member (2 ballots). If any member would like to challenge

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