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LRCFT Builds Community
Vote of no confidence due to the lack of participatory governance by the state chancellor
Whereas, the principle of participatory governance in the California Community Colleges has been established and codified in law (AB1725); Whereas, participatory governance only functions when it is practiced at all levels of the administration and faculty governing bodies; Whereas, confidence in the leadership of the chief executive of a college system is integral to the effective administration of the…
Behind Janus: Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public-Sector Unions
“In the past decade, a small group of people working for deep-pocketed corporate interests, conservative think tanks and right-wing foundations have bankrolled a series of lawsuits to end what they call ‘forced unionization.’” This article is an in-depth research piece on the forces behind the Janus case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Janus and fair share fees
This study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) examines the core group of organizations financing Janus v AFSCME. The study traces the origins of the legal challenges and explains how those challenges target public sector unions. The study demonstrates that “challenging fair share fees in the courts appears to be part of a broader billionaire-financed agenda to weaken unions and shift power away from ordinary workers.”
The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’
UndocuAlly Trainings Offered by LRCFT
LRCFT continues its work in training it’s faculty to be UndocuAllys. What is an UndocuAlly? It’s a person who has been trained to take the time to understand the risks undocumented people face, how they are treated differently in the legal system, and how they do not have the same rights as citizens. UndocuAllys also learn how to be visible and how to support our undocumented students. There has already been an UndocuAlly training at ARC this semester (pictured below). LRCFT has upcoming trainings this semester at SCC, FLC, and CRC. For more details about these events, please see our events calendar or our Facebook page.