The Peralta Community College District Board Trustees, back safely from its recent expedition to a Berkeley Himalayan restaurant, returns tonight at seven to 333 E. Eighth St. Agenda highlights include Patrick McCallum’s legislative update, a raft of new and revised board policies, and an SLO presentation from CoA economist Diana Bajrami and VC of Ed. Services Michael Orkin. In other news:
*Merritt faculty elected chemistry prof Jennifer Shanoski as their new campus PFT co-representative. Jennifer, who teams up with union vet Christine Olsen, attended her first PFT Executive Council meeting Oct. 4. PFT is thrilled to have Jennifer among the union leadership and encourages faculty across the district to join her in getting active with Local 1603.
*After lengthy talks with the district, PFT inked agreements on issues related to management retreat rights, leave banking, and faculty investigations. The formal letters clarify and improve PFT-PCCD processes that have long bedeviled both sides. Read the texts of the new deals under the Document Library tab of the PFT website.
*To help turn out faculty for the Nov. 6 elections, grab your cell and join PFT for member-to-member phone banking at the union offices, 500 E. Eighth St., Ste. B, Oakland, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 10, and Th., Oct. 11. Contact Janell Hampton at 510.798.1508 or email@example.com for more info.
*PFT’s Matthew Goldstein will hold his second “presidential office hour” of the semester, Wed., Oct. 17, 12-1 p.m., in the Merritt College D Quad—just look for the PFT table skirt. Faculty are urged to stop by and catch up. Check the e-Communiqué for dates and locations of future presidential office hours.
Matthew M. Goldstein, President
Peralta Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1603