Category: News

Prez Sez – December 2023

By Paul Fong. It has been an active year for AFT-6157R. I am still a Trustee with the (SBLC) South Bay Labor Council. I have been active with all the elections supported by the SBLC and AFT-6157.

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Yuen Designs

By Ron Levesque. In the fall of 2018, President Bill Jacobs invited Susan Yuen to lunch in Japan Town and included board officials Walter Soellner and yours truly Ron Levesque. Bill had known Susan from her time working in the AFT 6157 office on the SJCC campus.

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RBOA (Retirement Board of Authority) Report

At the Membership Meeting of December 7, 2023 Patrick Butler gave an update on behalf of Jessica Breheny and David Yancey, who serve with him on RBOA. Patrick has been seeking to fully understand how the funds that this board oversees are accounted for.

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Prez Sez – Spring 2023

By Paul Fong. Completing my first two-year term has been exciting to me as your president. I was very fortunate to have Walt Soellner as vice president and Ron Levesque as the treasurer. Their service on the Executive Board is greatly appreciated by me and members of the AFT 6157R.

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AFT 6157-R Convention Report March 17-19, 2023

By Kathy Jasper. When Paul Fong was unable to attend the California Federation of Teacher’s convention in San Francisco this spring, I was lucky to be selected to represent our local.  I got to hear about the many ways the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) is working with their retirement community.

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Legislative Update

By Kathy Jasper. A big thank you to California State Senator Dave Cortese who authored California Retired Teachers Association’s (CalRTA) Senate Joint Resolution 1, which calls for the US Congress to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset (WEP/GPO).

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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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