(Left) John Martin, CPFA Chair, shakes hands with Assembly Member Jose Medina (right), who is presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his help getting AB 1690 and SB 1379 approved and signed into law.

 

On Wednesday, April 26th, CPFA Chair, John Martin, presented Assembly Member Medina with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of all California’s part-time faculty in the California Community Colleges System (CCC System) and thanked him for his unwavering support and success getting AB 1690 and SB 1379 approved and signed into law on September 30, 2016. With these two legislative achievements, California’s community college districts and local bargaining units are now obliged to negotiate the language of “re-employment preference”, an essential step in the process of bringing about rehire rights for otherwise precarious part-time faculty working conditions (Read more about AB1690 and SB1379). 

The certificate reads: 

With his steadfast guidance and support, AB 1690 and SB 1379 have been approved and signed into law. Thanks to his dedication to quality education and his commitment to fairness and justice for all, thousands of part-time faculty in the California Community Colleges System will benefit from improved working conditions so that they can continue to help the State of California’s nearly 2.5 millions students achieve ongoing success.

 

CPFA encourages all part-time faculty to extend personal notes of appreciation to both Assembly Member Medina and Assembly Member Mendoza for their combined efforts to help improve the CCC system for current and future CCC instructors and students alike. 

While these legislative achievements undoubtedly represent a significant achievement for CPFA in their ongoing fight for equitable working conditions for all California’s part-time faculty, it is now up to part-timers throughout the state to pick up the baton and ramp up the fight for rehire rights at their respective district’s bargaining table. There is no better time than now to make your voice heard!

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