Category: News

Prez Sez – April 2024

By Paul Fong. We just finished a good campaign season with the South Bay Labor Council (SBLC), where we assisted Betty Duong in leading all candidates for the Board of Supervisors. Leslie Rice, Kathy Jasper, and I did some phone banking for the SBLC to support Betty Duong.

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RBOA Update – April 2024

By Patrick Butler. The RBOA was created in 2007-2008 by the District to assure funding of a supplement for Medicare for those retired staff and eligible spouses who, in the case of faculty, were hired full time on or before September 5,1983.

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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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