Tonight at seven in the boardroom at 333 E. Eighth St., the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of 2015. Trustees will consider the appointment of an interim deputy chancellor; hear a presentation from Peralta’s federal legislative lobbyist, Akerman LLP; and entertain changes to the board meeting schedule for February.

In other news:

*PFT is pleased to announce that it has settled the grievance it filed last fall on behalf of two longtime part-time faculty members. After intensive late-December discussions with the district, PFT agreed to a resolution under which the district compensated the two faculty members for the fall classes they lost and reinstated them this term. As a condition of the settlement, the union has agreed to have its attorney meet with the district’s attorney to negotiate improvements to Article 30.H, the language covering the part-time rehire pool. PFT thanks everyone, full- and part-time alike, who stood up for fairness and the rights of all faculty.

*Forms for nominating delegates to the 2015 CFT Convention in Manhattan Beach will go into faculty mailboxes this week and are due Feb. 11 at the PFT offices. (The nominating form is also available on the PFT website.) Formal mail balloting will follow the nomination process, with 10 PFT members eligible for reimbursement of up to $600 for documented convention-related expenses.

Matthew M. Goldstein, President

Peralta Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1603

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