Vice-President/Part-Time Faculty – Candidates’ Statements

1. Bobbi-Lee Smart

I have served on the executive board for Cerritos College Faculty Federation for the last two years as the Vice President of Part-Time Faculty.

I have been involved in the success of the negotiations team’s ratifying a new contract. This contract includes an assignment article, where our work rules are written down, a step towards parity for part-time faculty, a pool of funds for healthcare reimbursement for part-time faculty, and a raise of 4.71% for all faculty.

In addition, I have been involved with the grievance team which has helped over 80 members over the last two years. I currently represent CCFF on the CFT’s Part-Time committee, a statewide committee that advocates for part-time faculty. I have helped facilitate a series of workshops which include: filing for unemployment insurance, student debt relief, and how to get a full-time job.

My philosophy with my union work is to create networks and solidarity between full-time and part-time faculty. Furthermore, networks and solidarity between Cerritos College and other locals in the area and state which are important to the strength of public employees. I look forward to continuing this work over the next two years.

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2. Amanda Reyes

My leadership & experience you can count on:

  • Part-time faculty for over 5 years (Cerritos, Compton, Long Beach City, and CSUDH)
  • West Coast Adjunct Representative English Council of Two-Year Colleges (ECCTYC)
  • Adjunct Liaison for the Young Rhetoricians’ Conference (YRC)
  • Committee Member for National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Position Statement on Part-Time & Adjunct Faculty Revision.

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