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AFT Local 1828 - Mission Statement


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Mission Statement

The Ventura County Federation of College Teachers, AFT Local 1828 is an organization that works to advance the interests of faculty of the Ventura County Community College District

Goals:

● To maintain and improve compensation and working conditions

● To represent faculty

● To advocate for faculty

● To empower faculty

● To foster solidarity among faculty and with others who support our mission

● By accomplishing these goals we will enhance the learning conditions of students


Objectives:

1. Effective Negotiations

● Maintain and improve compensation

● Protect benefits

● Achieve equity between full-time and part-time faculty

● Protect assignment rights


2. Create a two-way District-wide communication network that involves stewards or other union representatives at each campus

3. Develop solidarity among members

● Create pride in membership

● Develop a sense of history

● Convince faculty to support negotiation efforts of the union


4. Create a grievance system

5. Get a friendlier district board of trustees

6. Recruit and retain union members

7. Create training that empowers our members

● Train faculty activists


8. Community outreach and solidarity

● Elect a community college friendly governor

● Work with the Central Labor Council (CLC)

● Work with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

● Develop relationships with community leaders and groups