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.

We hope you will consider joining AFT 6157-R, the retiree chapter of our local San Jose City/Evergreen union, AFT 6157.  We are a social group, as well as an advocacy group for retiree pensions, rights and legislation that benefits our membership.  Through AFT you are still entitled to the many benefits and discounts that you got as a member of 6157.     We hold two membership meetings a year, usually one in the spring and one in the fall.  We meet in-person, or you can join us on Zoom.   We have some members who have joined us online from out of state. These meetings are part business and part chatting over refreshments.  We also support our union’s efforts to elect lawmakers that support education and retirement issues.  Annual voluntary dues are $50 for full-time retirees and $20 for part-time retirees. To sign up now, read the instructions in this newsletter on how to do so using PayPal or mailing a check to our treasurer.  The PayPal link is at our website:


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