Santa Maria Labor Day Picnic

Posted on Aug 23, 2014

On September 1 the Part-Time Faculty Association, working in collaboration with the United Domestic Workers Local 3930, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, Laborers Local 220, the Tri Counties Central Labor Council and the Service Employees International Union Local 721, will be hosting the First Annual Santa Maria Valley Union Picnic. The event will take place at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria, located at 1000 W. Foster Road. Gates...

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Labor unions are on the rise, again

Posted on Aug 23, 2014

Published in the August 21, 2014 Santa Maria Times. In Greek mythology, the Phoenix is a great bird that rises from the dead. Even when consumed by fire, the Phoenix emerges from the ashes to live again. Unions, like the Phoenix, are rising again, rising from the ashes of near-extinction and unrelenting assault by corporate America to once again represent American workers in their fight for justice and equality. The Part-Time Faculty Association...

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2014 AFT Convention Report

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

3,500 delegates from 36 states. Representatives from Washington, D.C., the Virgin Islands and Guam. 441 locals. 29 councils. People from Canada, Australia, Germany, Barbados, Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago, the U.K. and Mexico. Speakers as diverse as Governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Reverend William Barber, and actress Cynthia Nixon. An eleven-year old activist...

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Warren Gabaree: One Busy Man

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

By Mark James Miller, PFA President While he is a man of many parts, Dr. Warren Gabaree can be summed up in a single word: Busy. For most people, being a dentist would be career enough for one lifetime. But for Warren Gabaree, it is only a beginning. Warren, who teaches in Hancock College’s Dental Assisting Program, is also working on his Master’s Degree in Education through an online program at Northeastern University, as well as helping...

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Free Parking Starting Fall 2014

Posted on Aug 1, 2014

I am very happy to announce that starting Fall 2014, part-time academic employees will no longer have to pay for parking at Allan Hancock College.  From now on, parking on both campuses is free for all members of our bargaining unit when they are employed by Hancock College. Beginning Monday, August 4, you can go to Building A, fill out the yellow Vehicle Registration card, then present it to any of the District Cashiers and receive your staff...

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