President’s Message

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

Dear Clerical/Technical Unit I Member :

Welcome to the AFT College Staff Guild, Local 1521A website. The AFT Staff Guild is the exclusive representative of the Clerical/Technical Unit of the Los Angeles Community College District.

Our continued effectiveness as representative depends to a large degree upon the participation of our members. You are most cordially invited to attend our meeting and become involved in the work of our committees. There are Worksite Meetings, Executive Board Meetings, General Membership Meetings, as well as Conferences.

Beginning in 1848, women created one of the most remarkable and successful nonviolent civil rights efforts the world has ever seen. It culminated on August 26, 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote and to hold elective office. This date is celebrated annually as Women’s Equality Day

Health insurers and HMOs are making record profits. Rates have gone up 153% on average since 2002. In May, four health insurers will raise rates yet again — up to 20% for four million Californians. Recently, a couple called my office to complain that their rates will have gone up 65% since the fall of 2010, when their 20% rate increase takes effect on May 1st.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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