Part-timer Matthew Hubbard had taught math at Laney College for 11 years when—despite his position in the Part-time Rehire Pool—he was denied a fall 2014 assignment.

On June 6, the college sent Hubbard a short letter saying that he no longer “best fit” the needs of the school and its students. The letter was identical to that sent to another part-timer, sociologist Cynthia Mahabir, who was likewise stripped of an assignment after years of service to the college. PFT has filed a grievance on behalf of Hubbard, Mahabir, and the union at large.

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