Teachers are ready to organize, resist

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

Published in the April 27, 2017 Santa Maria Times. “Organize! Resist!” These were the watchwords of the 75th California Federation of Teachers Convention at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. More than 500 delegates from more than 50 locals were in attendance. It was one of the most crowded CFT conventions in recent memory. Nearly every seat was taken and there were dozens of people sitting on the floor of the ballroom during the...

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Earth Day goes from Central Coast to global

Posted on Apr 10, 2017

Published in the April 7, 2017 Santa Maria Times. In January 1969, a blowout took place on Union Oil’s Platform A, six miles off the Summerland coast, spewing between 80,000 and 100,000 barrels of crude oil into the Santa Barbara Channel. As horrified residents watched their beaches turn black and the news media showed the world the thousands of dead and dying birds and other marine life caused by the spill, a new consciousness about...

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PFA Garners 4 First Place Awards at CFT Convention

Posted on Apr 4, 2017

At the California Federation of Teachers convention on April 1, 2017, the Part-Time Faculty Association garnered 4 First Place awards (shown below): Best Bulletin Series—President’s Letter by Mark Miller, President Best Public Relations—Public Awareness Campaign by Mark Miller, President Best Website—www.pfaofahc.com by Dorran Nadeau, Webmaster Best Use of Social Media—Facebook Page by Dorran Nadeau,...

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