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AFT 6157 President Steven Mentor

By Ron Levesque. Hired in 1996 to teach English at Evergreen Valley College, Steven Mentor has come to know our college district well, but since becoming union president in 2022, he has learned so much more about its strengths and weaknesses, and its potential.

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Follow the Money

By Patrick Butler. First, a quick review, for those new to the subject of the 47 million dollars in bonds sold by the SJECC District back in 2008. The DO managers pushed the unions to require all retired faculty and staff to qualify for Medicare after reaching the age of 65.

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RBOA (Retiree Board of Authority) Report

By Patrick Butler. The last Interim Chancellor, Raul Rodriguez, turned down the RBOA request to pay the basic charge for Medicare ($165. per month) saying that such payments were prohibited by the old CTA and AFT contract language.

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Garth Norton: Our Oldest Retiree

By Ron Levesque. Over nearly six years of handling membership for AFT 6157R, I have enjoyed re-connecting with other retirees, and meeting new ones as well as helping retirees connect with their former colleagues, mostly by email.  In early April this year I received a message from Garth Norton, whom I had never met or even heard of.

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Congratulations to Our New Full-Time Retirees!

By Kathy Jasper. Congratulations to counselor Gam Nguyen, engineering instructor Abdie Tabrizi, psychology instructor Leslie Williams, all at EVC, and cosmetology instructor Roxie Banks at SJCC. We hope your retirements are filled with all the pleasurable activities you postponed while you were working so hard.

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In Memoriam: Sylvia Rucker

With a heavy heart, I share the passing of beloved colleague and former faculty member Sylvia Rucker on January 6, 2023. Sylvia was a warm and gifted teacher who shared her love of people and languages with the fortunate students and colleagues who had the privilege of knowing her.

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In Memoriam: Nancy Gressley

Nancy Chester Gressley, age 78, of Elk Grove, California passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared for the Gressley family.

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Retirement Board Report

By Patrick Butler The RBOA (Retirement Board of Authority) consists of three management positions, three members appointed by the CSEA, and three appointed by AFT

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