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Elections Results: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

While the national elections produced some of the most startling results in recent memory, state and local election victories were also striking, but in very different ways. California voters demonstrated extraordinary support for education, housing for the poor, transportation, and the general social welfare. Proposition 51 passed by a wide…

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CCCI Conference

PCC’s FA was well represented at the recent CCCI meeting in San Diego. PCCFA officers Mark Whitworth, Julie Kiotas, Dave Cuatt, and Mary Erin Crook were joined by long-time FA supporters Melissa Michelson and Kris Pilon in attending CCCI meetings in San Diego, October 13–15. The California Community Colleges—Independents (CCCI)…

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Election Day – November 8th – Voter Guides Linked

Greetings faculty! Don’t forget that next Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day throughout the nation. It is the civic duty of every citizen to exercise their right to vote. The PCC Faculty Association is happy to recommend the following voter guides: Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) League…

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Faculty overwhelmingly vote to ratify new contract

An overwhelming majority of Faculty Association members has voted to approve a one-year contract with the District effective July 1, 2016. Of the 193 votes cast, 190 voted in favor of ratification. Voters included 139 full-time faculty members and 54 adjuncts. The Board of Trustees approved the contract in September. “We think it’s a good deal for…

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PCCFA Supports Proposition 55!

PCCFA leaders urge that all faculty, staff, and students support Proposition 55 in the November elections. Recall that Proposition 30 in the November 2012 election saved community colleges from financial disaster. Voters supported it wholeheartedly, correctly viewing it as essential for K–14 education. Now, Proposition 30 is about to expire, and enter Proposition 55 that will help ensure much needed…

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