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President’s Column

My name is Paul Fong, your past president of the AFT 6157. I recently retired from my teaching position at Evergreen Valley College on August 31, 2020. Shortly after my retirement, we lost our Founding President of the AFT 6157R Retiree Chapter, Bill Jacobs. I can say that Bill was a mentor of mine since […]

A Reflection On This Past Year (and a half)

By Philip Hu, AFT 6157 Executive Director As I sit here, sipping my coffee on a “Lionel Ritchie” Sunday morning, watching a few hummingbirds buzz about the honeysuckle vine in my yard, I am thankful for the down time, and a slow, easy day ahead. However, this has not been the norm for the past […]

Futuris Board Report

By David Yancey The April 2021 meeting of the Futuris Retirement Board Of Authority (RBOA) meeting took place on April 21, 2021 via Zoom. If I were writing this for a room full of economists, this opening line would be exciting and their ears would perk up and off we could go. But we are […]

Greetings from Interim President Walter Soellner

We all wish each other happy, safe times again soon, and at this time of year, with Thanksgiving just past and the Holidays fast approaching, it is a good time to reflect on our individual lives and that of our family and friends. It has been my duty to step in as Interim Pres, on […]

Greetings from Incoming President Paul Fong

This is my statement for the office of President to the AFT 6157-R, Retiree Chapter.  I recently retired from full time teaching and as the President of the AFT 6157.  With the passing of our longtime retiree chapter president Bill Jacobs, I feel that I have an obligation to Bill Jacobs to take this on, to […]

Greetings from Incoming Secretary Dan McElroy

Greetings fellow members of AFT6157-R: I have been elected to serve as Secretary of the chapter. Although I live too far away near Redding to attend meetings regularly near the campus, I am willing to do everything I can remotely through Zoom and e-mail. I have a wide range of experience both at SJCC and […]

Statement from AFT 6157 President Jessica Breheny

Statement (from August 2020) of then-candidate Jessica Breheny for election as President of AFT 6157: I have taught in the English department at SJCC for fourteen years. Union work has always been part of my academic and teaching career. I organized teaching assistants at UC Santa Cruz as a PhD student, served on the Hartnell […]

$$Money, Money Money$$

By Ron Levesque, Treasurer IRS Woes Befall AFT 6157-R On March 13, 2020, I received a startling letter from the IRS informing me that our tax-exempt status, (501(c)(5), had been automatically revoked by law, effective November 15, 2019. Our past had caught up with us, and just as the pandemic was bursting onto the scene. […]

Teaching and Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

From Bill Jacobs’ column, you can imagine the great challenge to suddenly have to teach your class online less than two months into the semester. This is what teachers and students faced this spring. While some teachers may have adapted if they had taught online previously, many were not ready or even happy to have […]