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March Newsletter, Issue #34

Issue # 34: March 28, 2023

Update from the President

Frankie Cocanour (2022-2024 Term)


The college has asked to bargain on Appendix B at our next meeting. The LCCEF bargaining team will be discussing what we will put forward to the college during our team’s next meeting. We hope that everyone will join us for our next Bargaining session on April 4th. You can attend via zoom or in person. We will send out a zoom link and room location when the meeting gets closer.

1039 Employees:

If you are a 1039 employee that worked on February 22nd and wasn’t able to work your entire shift due to the lockdown you will be getting compensated for the hours that you were scheduled to work. I have not been informed as to which paycheck that it will be on.


Announcements and Reminders


Bargaining 2023


See Colin’s the VP of Organizing update below for more information. 

Bargaining Survey Bargaining Survey 2/28/2023

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We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on our Weekly Newsletter.  Newsletter Feedback Survey Goggle Form

Vice President of Labor Relations

Buck Potter (2022-2023 Term)

Vice President of Organizing

Colin Vurek (2023-2024 Term)

Greeting Members,  

Greetings members, 

Our next bargaining session is Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 11:00am. Members are welcomed to observe via Zoom with your microphones and cameras OFF, please. I will be running a Slack Chat to allow observers to chat with me and I can pass ideas to the team at the table. I will actually be at the table also but bouncing into the chat to answer questions you may have. Email me your private email address to: so I can add you to the chat. You will find the link for the bargaining meeting below.

CAT Chat:

We’ve changed to Slack because it’s best that we use a platform not owned/associated with the College. If you have been in a previous Google Chat, you will automatically be added to Slack. If you have not, please email me at: Please provide your private email address.

Bargaining Zoom:

Change your profile photo or background to the Red logo for support: Red LCCEF Design Image

RSVP to attend Bargaining… and we will add you to the CAT Chat and Raffle Drawing for April!: Bargaining RSVP

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 961 8362 3044

Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)


Get a NEW LCCEF “There’s Power in a Union” shirt! 

Show your Power with LCCEF window clings, sticks and signs!

We are much more likely to get a better contract if we display support now. 

Please email me at to get yours! 



Grievance Officer

Dawn Rupp (2023-2024 Term)

Working with a few folks about their work environments. Remember if you have any questions at all, big or small, reach out to your EC. Maybe someone else is experiencing the same thing and could use help.

We have labor management meetings every third week. Upcoming on 3/31 which will involve a conversation pertaining to the childcare center downtown and safety concerns for staff and children. Also, the outsourcing of tasks that would normally be done by a classified staff. If you have any questions pertaining to labor management you want us to ask please email Dawn, Frankie, Buck or Colin.


Health Clinic closed Spring Break March 27th – 31st

The Health Clinic will be closed from Monday, March 27th and will reopen on Monday, April 3rd. Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department for medical emergencies. The Health Clinic does not provide medical care after-hours, weekends, or breaks.

Submitted by Rhonda Johnson

Hands on Career Day – April 28th

Hands on Career Day will be held on campus on Friday, April 28!

This is an event where area high school students can get a chance to meet with LCC faculty for a hands-on activity followed by time to ask questions about their academic programs. Lunch is provided.

Register Here:

Hands on Career Day Registration Form


9-9:30a Check-In and Greeting time

(students will receive a swag bag when they check-in)

9:30a-10:50a First Session

11a-12:20p Second Session

12:30-1:20p Lunch and Meet and Greet with Local Employers

1:30 – 2:50p Third Session*

Submitted by Khristina Fuller

Donate Unneeded Medication to LCC Public Safety Department

The Public Safety Department is pre-emptively collecting unwanted/expired prescription and non-prescription medications. Now until April 22nd, 2023, you can bring all your medications to building 12, room 201 where they will be properly handled and safely disposed of. On April 22nd you can bring any medications to building 19, where a Public Safety Officer will secure and dispose of them. Please call us if you have any questions 541-463-5558. Click the link provided for more information on National Drug Take Back Day.

Submitted by Ashlea Simons

LCCEF Constitution link is on the website but the link is below for some fun reading and additional knowledge.


Quote(s) for the week:

“People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” -Unknown

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas Edison, inventor


Linda Reling (2022-2023 Term)

We are off to a great start with bargaining! We will be meeting again next week to dive into proposals. 

Records Officer

Tracy Weimer (2022-2024 Term)

Communications Officer

Marleena Pearson (2022-2023 Term)

Bargaining starts off slow, but this is when it’s your chance to build power across campus by participating in actions and encouraging new members.

Want better benefits as a 1039 timesheet employee, become a dues paying member and show the College it matters to you. Want better working conditions with work from home opportunities and a standard workload, show the College you won’t let this slide anymore by wearing red on Wednesdays and sharing your stories.

Did you participate in actions last week? Are you ready to participate next week? Bargaining April 4th.

Membership Officer

Skye Nguyen (2022-2023 Term)

Bargaining has taken off. As a first time ever doing any type of bargaining this feels manageable and I am looking forward to us all working together to get progress on the bargaining areas we are going for. I look forward to seeing you at the next sessions in Zoom!

If there are any questions about membership or someone has interest in joining, they can reach out to me ( or fill out the online membership form. 🙂

Your Benefit Info of the Week

Did you know that members get some really useful benefits? This week we are highlighting free access to NewsGuard. NewsGuard is a browser extension that is free for AFT Union Members that gives traffic light icons on news articles and websites. This traffic light tells you how credible the article and news source is. You should rarely take any news for face value and do your own research, and NewsGuard might be a good starting point for your own research! You can learn about this opportunity you can get as a union member by visiting AFT’s website

Find out what other benefits you are qualified for as union members by going to

Resources you may need!

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Chief Labor Delegate

Mark Jordan (2022-2023 Term)

COPE Officer

Fiora Starchild-Wolf (2022-2023 Term)

 Officer At Large


Are you a frustrated 1039 employee that feels like there isn’t much that the union does for you? Well, please join our team and help create a way for the executive council to serve the 1039 employees better. There is a position available for 1039 employees on the council. This is the best way for 1039 employees to assist with what needs to make the contract more equitable. The only way to change the working conditions that you don’t like or feel that are not equitable is to stand up and fight for it. This position was created so that 1039 employees could have a voice. We are asking for this position to be filled because it is important and there are so many 1039 employees who are frustrated with the contract. 

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