PFT is proud to be co-sponsoring a forum where strike leaders from around the nation will speak on their strikeexperiences. The forum will feature: 

  • Noah Karvelis – Elementary music teacher, co-founder of Arizona Educators United and Arizona’s #RedForEd movement, President of the Littleton Education Association
  • Nicole McCormick- Music educator, rank and file leader of 2018 West Virginia educators’ strike, founding member of WV United Caucus, President of Mercer County Education Association
  • Keith Brown- Newcomer Middle School teacher, product of Oakland Public Schools, President of Oakland Education Association OEA
  • Arlene Inouye- Speech Pathologist, United Teachers Los Angeles Secretary, Chair of UTLA Bargaining Team

Saturday, April 13
Malcolm X Elementary
1731 Prince St. Berkeley

All dues-paying PFT members in good standing are eligible to be elected to serve on the Executive Council.  Members may nominate themselves or other members of the union for positions on the Executive Council. Please make sure your nominee is a dues-paying member in good standing of the union and willing to run. Part-time faculty who serve on the Executive Council are eligible for up to 16 hours per month for up to 4.5 months per semester of paid service according to the non-instructional extra service salary schedule as a consultant.

Members of the Executive Council have the overall responsibility of decision-making for the PFT.  Elected members of the Council include the Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer), the Campus Chairs (two from each campus), and the Committee Chairs (Career and Technical Education Representative, Part-Timer Representatives (two Co-Representatives, and Diversity Representative). Each Council member is required to attend PFT Executive Council Meetings, which are generally on the first and third Thursday of each month in regular session (though extra or emergency meetings are sometimes called at anytime).

Please be certain that your nominees wish to run for these positions, verifying their willingness with signatures.  Please only nominate the Campus and Committee chairs that apply to you.  Please also be certain that your nominees are PFT members in good standing and qualified for the positions. Be absolutely sure to sign this nomination form, as unsigned nomination forms will be disregarded.

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019


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