It’s time to divest from private prisons: The US incarcerates more prisoners than any other nation in the world - and private prisons profit. Our new report details how AFT members can encourage their pension funds to divest from private prison corporations.
TCCFT 2196 Executive Meeting, Dec. 5th, 2018
Members Attending: Dave Howard, John Sandin, Valerie Morgan-Krick, Michael Mixdorf, Katrina Taylor, and Ken Pimpleton
Item 1: Approval of Agenda (Dave Howard): Katrina made a motion to approve the Agenda and it was seconded by Michael. The Agenda was approved.
Item 2: Approval of Previous Minutes (Dave Howard): Valerie made a motion to approve the Previous Minutes and it was seconded by John. The Previous Minutes were approved.
Betsy DeVos wants to alter the DNA of higher education, trying to change the definition of the credit hour, eliminate student-faculty interaction in some programs and allow schools losing their accreditation to charge students tuition. And it’s all disguised in the wonky and overwhelming “negotiated rulemaking” review process that begins Jan. 15.
TCCFT 2196 Executive Meeting, Nov. 14th, 2018
Members Attending: Dave Howard, John Sandin, Valerie Morgan-Krick, and Ken Pimpleton
Item 1: Approval of Agenda (Dave Howard): Valerie made a motion to approve the Agenda with changing the date from Oct. 24th to Nov. 14th. John seconded the Agenda with the change and the Agenda was approved.
TCCFT 2196 Executive Meeting, Oct. 24th, 2018
Members Attending: Dave Howard, John Sandin, Michael Mixdorf, Anne Hafer, Valerie Morgan-Krick, Deanna Cole, Linda Ford, Katrina Taylor, and Ken Pimpleton.
Item 1: Approval of Agenda (Dave Howard): Anne Hafer motioned to approve the Agenda with an amendment to add the “2019 Proposed Budget as Item 7.” The Agenda was seconded by John Sandin and approved with the amendment.
Many government employees already live paycheck to paycheck, without their government salary, it’s getting hard to feed their families.
This shutdown has plunged thousands of Americans, including many AFT members, into economic uncertainty and put critical services at risk. It’s time to end this pain being inflicted on American families.
The AFT is thrilled to welcome Brown University graduate employees to our union family, following their historic vote this week to join the AFT, with 60 percent voting to unionize.
Graduate employees at Georgetown University made history Nov. 9 when they finished tallying an 83 percent vote to join the union, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees. The overwhelming victory is the first that circumvents the Trump-appointed National Labor Relations Board. Instead it is certified by the American Arbitration Association, and it decisively frames graduates not as students but as workers, with all the rights that title commands.
TCCFT 2196 All Membership Meeting, September 20th, 2018
Item 1: Approval of Agenda: (Dave Howard): Barbara Peterson motioned to approve the Agenda and it was seconded by Jim Riesdorf. The Agenda was approved.
Item 2: Approval of Previous Minutes (Dave Howard): Jackie Gorman motioned to approve the Previous Minutes and it was seconded by Kim Lee. The previous minutes were approved.