Posted: February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
At its December 2013 meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to terminate William Benjamin, Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, effective at the close of fiscal year 2013-14.
The minutes record the following:
“. . . The Board voted unanimously to direct the Superintendent/President to provide six months notice of release and non-renewal of contract for the Executive Director, HumanResources and Labor Relations.
Motion to approve SLOCCCD Resolution 17-13, Resolution of nonreemployment releasing the Executive Director, Human Resources and Labor Relations from employment as an educational administrator, and terminating employment with the San Luis Obispo County Community College District, as presented: Mitchell/Galvan — Motion/Resolution Passed by roll-call vote of the board and unanimously by those members present (5-yes/0-no).”
Posted: February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
We’re What’s Left has just received word, on excellent authority, that Gaye Galvan, the longest sitting member of the Cuesta College Board of Trustees, has announced that she is retiring from the Board. We have no further details at this time.
Posted: January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
Check out our We’re What’s Left Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/werewhatsleft. We’ve posted a Pete Seeger favorite.
Also, you might be interested in the Al Jazeera opinion piece, In defense of Pete Seeger, American Communist, at http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/1/peet-seeger-communistpartyactivism.html. It may surprise you. “Inside Story” in alj.am says further, “Folk singer Pete Seeger, who popularized the song ‘We Shall Overcome’ during the civil rights era, passed away yesterday [January 27] at 94. Looking back at his legacy, where have all the protests gone?” We believe that’s an excellent question–with many answers and no answers. What do you think?
Posted: January 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
Posted: November 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
This just in~~
Tony Rector-Cavagnaro just informed us that division “chairs are unanimously opposed to becoming Academic Senators.” We are glad to hear that. Thanks for the information.
Posted: November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
“Fights over forming unions are hardball — which is why the decision process is more heavily regulated than almost any other act of association in American life. One popular technique favored by unions is to promise management something in exchange for a promise to stay neutral and even allow organizers access to the workplace.”
An issue close to the heart of labor–neutrality agreements–is in front of the Supreme Court. The decision, if against the unions, will have a profound effect on bargaining and worker strategy.
Read the article below in Al Jazeera America: