SPECIAL ELECTION: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Laney Campus Co-Chair
For the term of date of election through June 30, 2019
Peralta Federation of Teachers is announcing a special election and call for nominations for an open seat on the Executive Council. The seat open for nominations is one campus co-chair position representing Laney College. All PFT members in good-standing are eligible to be elected to serve on the Executive Council. Members may nominate themselves (self-nominations are encouraged) or other members of the union for positions on the Executive Council. Please make sure your nominee is a member in good standing of the union and willing to run.
Elected members of the Executive Council have the overall responsibility of decision-making for the PFT. Campus Chairs are the first contact for faculty on the campus, frequently serve on hiring and screening committees, and occasionally handle grievances. Campus Chairs are also encouraged to hold Chapter Meetings for their campuses or represented populations once a semester. Campus Chairs must be primarily working at the campus they represent.
Each Executive Council member is required to attend PFT Executive Council Meetings, which are generally on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3-5pm during the Academic Year (though extra or emergency meetings are sometimes called in the Summer).
Please be certain that your nominees wish to run for the position, have the time to do so, and verify their willingness to serve. Please only nominate the Campus Chair that would specifically be representing you. You must sign this nomination form. Unsigned nomination forms will be disregarded.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE TO THE PFT OFFICE BY
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 4PM.
Nomination forms should be returned to the PFT office via US Mail at 500 East 8th St., Suite B, Oakland, CA 94606 or faxed, 510-763-1140. You may also use District mail, addressing the form to PFT, email to email@example.com, or deliver by hand to the PFT Office or to any PFT Executive Council Member.
TO: All Dues-Paying Members of the Peralta Federation of Teachers
DATE: March 23-25, 2018
SUBJECT: 2018 Election of Delegates to the CFT Convention
The 76th Annual Convention of the California Federation of Teachers has been called to convene at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa from March 23-25, 2018. The Peralta Federation of Teachers can send as many as 29 delegates to this convention. The ten delegates with the highest votes, in addition to the PFT President, will be reimbursed up to $600 for documented convention-related expenses and $400 for partial attendance (allocations have been made for 5 full-time faculty and 5 part-time faculty to attend).
NOMINATIONS FOR DELEGATES TO
THE CFT CONVENTION ARE NOW OPEN
Nominees and the person nominating them must be current dues-paying members of the PFT. If you’re not sure you are a member, contact the PFT office (phone: 510-763-8820). Please make certain that whoever you nominate is willing and able to attend the convention, and is a PFT dues-paying member. Self-nominations are acceptable and encouraged.
All nominations must be received in the PFT office no later than
4 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018.
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We know how hard it can be financially to make ends meet as adjunct faculty, let alone adjunct faculty who have their classes cut. The PFT has established an emergency relief fund for its members who had classes cut called the MERF, and attached are details on how to apply for up to $500 in one-time relief funding.
The deadline for applying for the current cycle is November 16. Please review the criteria and get your applications submitted. We have $10,000 set aside for this academic year for this fund.