Tonight at seven the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees returns to the boardroom at 333 E. Eighth St. for a regularly scheduled meeting. Topping the agenda is the recognition of three faculty members granted tenure: Donald Moore and Bruce Lazarus, both of Laney, and Merritt’s Anthony Powell. Other notable items include Local 39’s public hearing to sunshine topics for upcoming contract talks, several Measure A and E expenditures, and the advancement of 69 probationary faculty members toward tenure.

In other news:

*Island faculty are encouraged to join CoA co-reps Ed Jaramillo and Bob Grill for a PFT chapter meeting, Wed., March 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Room C 208. Get the latest on contract talks and bring comments, questions, and concerns. RSVP if you’d like lunch: 510-763-8820 or


*Don’t miss Fair Accreditation and the Struggle at City College of San Francisco, an informational forum sponsored by the California Federation of Teachers, AFT 2121, and PFT, Tues., March 17, 3:30-5 p.m., Laney College, Room D 200. RSVP to or 510-763-8820. The event is free and open to the public.


*All Peralta employees are welcome to attend a Peralta Retirees Organization/PFT retirement workshop led by PRO board member/retired Laney math prof Bruce Jacobs, Wed., March 18, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Laney College, Room D 200. RSVP to or 510-763-8820 if you’d like lunch.


*In a unanimous March 6 decision, the PFT Executive Council appointed Helen Curry Laney College co-representative to fill out the term of Sonja Franeta, who is heading into retirement. Helen, a tenured member of the Cosmetology Department with a long history of engagement with the union, will work with co-rep Janell Hampton at the flagship. PFT thanks Helen for stepping up and looks forward to introducing her to Laney faculty in her new role.


*PFT urges all faculty members to review their paystubs each month to make sure that they’re being paid properly, that all deductions are accurate, and that any changes to step or column placement are reflected. Please contact Anna Roy, PFT labor representative, at 510.763.8820 or if you have concerns about your paycheck.


Matthew M. Goldstein, President

Peralta Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1603

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