Pablo Rodriguez

AFT 2121

Candidate for President

Candidate Statement

I want to be part of the AFT-ACC leadership because of several reasons, but mainly it is because I want to bring what we have achieved at the local level as Part-Timers here at my local 2121 CCSF  to the national level.  Also, and above all, I want to make sure that we win the ultimate fight which is to achieve the fairest and more just formula:  80% full time faculty vs 20% Part-time faculty across the nation.

While I was the Political Director at my local (City College of San Francisco, AFT2121), I was able to lead on several fights to improve the overall conditions of our fellow Faculty brothers and sisters. 

 

I am proud to say that I was able to put together not just once but, on several occasions, a wide-regional coalition to stop the threatening fees increase to our students in California.  Additionally, I was able to put together along with my team, the largest march ever gathered in Sacramento in 2010. 

 

At the San Francisco Labor Council, I was able to work with our sisters union organizations where we always support each others' causes.

 

Additionally, as the Chair of our Part-Timers Committee at my CCSF local, we have one of the best, if not the best paid Part-Timers of our State.  I won't rest until I see that at least we achieve the fair and just formula: 80% Full Timers vs 20% Part-Timers at the national level.  Si Se Puede!