I've worked with the CCFF since 2015, beginning as an active volunteer, then joining the Executive Board in 2017 as the Communications Chair, and I’d be honored to continue this work.
For me, serving as Communications Chair is both a responsibility and opportunity to establish a bridge— through communication and community-building—between the union and all faculty.
My main goals are to ensure all faculty are informed about union activities, and that the ideas, concerns, needs and struggles of faculty (especially those who struggle most) are acknowledged and addressed through union action.
As the Communications Chair, it's my duty to produce literature for faculty to keep them informed of union activities and their rights as faculty members and employees. Not only this, but it is my duty as a union officer to ensure that faculty voices are represented on campus in the shared governance bodies, and off-campus through interactions with California state representatives. This is why, during my term as Comm Chair, not only have I redesigned the union website, managed CCFF’s social media, been the union’s photographer, videographer, event flyer maker, button maker, Weingarten card designer, emailer, informational leaflet creator and contributing event coordinator, I’ve also served on the Web Standard’s Committee to ensure the freedom of speech rights of faculty, staff, administrators and students are preserved. I've also spent the past couple years speaking on-one-on with California Representatives and Assembly Members in the State Capitol, on behalf of California community college faculty and students.
There is so much more that could be done—more equitable pay for part-time faculty; creating a pipeline for part-time faculty, allowing for promotions to full-time faculty status; and preserving tenure by growing the full-time tenured faculty population toward a 75/25 full-time to part-time faculty ratio…to name a few.