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AFT College Staff Guild Local 1521A
2023/24 Elections for District-wide Officers

AFT Collegee Staff Guild Local 1521A

 

The AFT Staff Guild Local 1521A is conducting elections for District-wide Officers, namely President, 1st Vice-President,
2nd Vice-President, Grievance Secretary, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary. Members may only run for one
District-wide Officer seat at a time.


To see the full document, please click on the link below:

Notice of nomination



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To see the full document, please click on the link below:AFT 1521A College Staff Guild
2023/24 District-Wide Officers Election
Rules and Nominee Acceptance form

rules

RULES FOR OBSERVERS
APPROVED BY ELECTIONS COMMITTEE



 

To see the full document, please click on the link below:

Elections Rules



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AFT STAFF GUILD                             

2023 NEGOTIATIONS


AFT College Staff Guild and the Los Angeles Community College District began negotiations on March 29, 2023. Ground rules, some initial proposals, and counter proposals have been presented.

We are negotiating a successor agreement to the contract that expired on June 30, 2023.

While we are in continued negotiations, the contract will still be valid until negotiations are concluded. There is no lapse in union representation. Both parties are currently meeting with their bargaining teams and developing proposed article language.

If members have any additional ideas or proposed language for the open articles (Not in TA Status), please contact your campus negotiations team representative.


CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

Team Meeting

  • 02/29/2024

With Management

  • 03/01/2024

NEGOTIATION TEAM

Staff Guild Chief Negotiator Yovanna Campos and Co-Chief Negotiators Luukia Smith, and Martha Figueroa

LACC – Natalie Embrey

LAPC – Sean Khalifehzadeh

ESC – Yung Kim

LASC – Ruben Villanueva

ELAC – Rowena Smith

LATTC – Lori Hunter

LAHC – Andy LaBrune

LAVC – Aleta Campbell

LAMC – Ana Inguez

WLAC – Maria Mancia

President – Andrea Edwards

1st VP – Jessie Saucedo

2nd VP – Maira Cruz

Recording Secretary – Yovanna Campos

Treasurer – Troy Pierce

Grievance Secretary – Chad Baugher


NEWSLETTERS

No. 1 - (2023-04-19)
No. 2 - (2023-05-16)
No. 3 - (2023-06-09)
No. 4 - (2023-06-14)
No. 5 - (2023-09-28)
No. 6 - (2023-11-17)
No. 7 - (2023-12-15)
No. 8 - (2024-01-29)

No. 8 - (2024-01-29)

 

NEGOTIATIONS

BARGAINING PROCESS

Both sides will come to the table with proposals. Proposals will be discussed and modified until tentative agreements are reached. Assuming an agreement can be reached, the contract will be recommended for ratification by the members.

SUNSHINING

Both parties present the topics they want to bargain. Either side can open any and all articles.

NEGOTIATIONS

Both sides sit down with legal obligation to bargain in good faith to attempt to reach agreement.

CAUCUS

When there needs to be a break in negotiations at the table and a private conversation needs to be held away from management for a consensus.

IMPASSE

Either side can declare the talks are deadlock, which leads to mediation. A state appointed mediator tries to get the two sides to reconcile their differences. If not successful, the mediator will send the parties to fact-finding.

FACT-FINDING

A fact-finding panel will issue a report with recommended terms of settlement, but the parties don’t have to agree to it.

AFT 1521A CAN STRIKE - DISTRICT CAN IMPOSE

If no agreement is reached, LACCD can legally and unilaterally impose its last, best and final proposals. AFT1521A can legally hold a job action, including a strike.

 

 

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