North Seattle College Faculty Senate Resolution in Support of Green River United Faculty Coalition

The North Seattle College Faculty Senate recently issued a Resolution in Support of the Green River United Faculty Coalition during their contract negotiations. By resolution, North Seattle faculty are adding their voice in solidarity and demanding a prompt and equitable resolution of negotiations, and they will be watching with interest as the process at Green River College unfolds. [see complete resolution here]

GRUF Times, a newsletter by Green River United Faculty

Check out our newsletter, GRUF Times. This issue focuses on adjunct faculty.

It's Time to Fund, Support Faculty Salaries

Feb. 19, 2015 | Auburn Reporter | Guest Opinion, Mark Millbauer, President of United Faculty of Green River 

There’s another way.

Our state’s two-year colleges (CTCs) are valuable to our community. They serve as engines bolstering the economy by providing the road to success for thousands of our citizens and others.

But as Green River College President Eileen Ely and Trustee Pete Lewis pointed out last week (“Show your support for higher ed”, guest opinion, Reporter), our colleges are underfunded, and the situation is getting worse. [read more]

Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Green River United Faculty Coalition

Download a copy of the 2011-2014 collective bargaining agreement between the Green River Community College Board of Trustees and the Green River United Faculty Coalition.

AFT members dive into candidate endorsement process

As the presidential elections inch closer and the field of candidates gets more and more competitive, AFT members are engaging, parsing campaign platforms, asking questions of the candidates, and voicing their priorities as educators, healthcare practitioners and public employees. Thus far, the AFT has hosted eight AFT Votes town halls in eight different locations across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet candidates in person and hear about their stands on education, working families, healthcare and other top-line issues. Also part of the AFT’s robust endorsement process: surveys, debate parties and lots of information on AFTVotes.org.

Best economy ever?

In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column in the New York Times, she writes that, despite President Trump’s claims that we have the “best economy ever,” his policies are harming working and middle-class Americans, many of whom are struggling just to get by. “Our political and economic systems are so weighted toward the wealthy that opportunity will only come through the power of collective action,” she writes, using “the surest vehicles to increase opportunity for ordinary Americans”—public education, labor unions and voting. Read the full column.