What's New

Financial Reports for WVMFT 2017


Click on the link below to view the original and changes to the approved 2017 & 2018 budget: http://aceunion.org//documents/pdf_other/SC+eBrd-_Changes_to_approved_17-18_budget.xls Click on the link below to view the compensations disclosure...

Faculty Salary Schedule for 2017-2018


The New Salary Schedules for 2017-2018 are out.  See below: Click on the link below to view the FULL TIME FACULTY Salary Schedule: http://aceunion.org//documents/pdf_other/Academic_FT_2017-2018.pdf Click on the link below to...

Meet our new Executive Director, Jessica Beard

By Jory Segal, 07.24.17

The WVMFT, AFT 6554 Executive Board is thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director, Jessica Beard.  Jessica is from Boulder Creek and has a PhD in Literature from UC Santa Cruz.  Her area of expertise is 19th Century American...

Side Letter of Agreement to accept CAL PERS Medical Benefits


Click on the link below the review the agreement between the West Valley Mission Federation of Teachers, AFT 6554 and the West Valley Mission Community College District: http://aceunion.org/documents/pdf/WVMFT_SIDE_LETTER_ON_CALPERS_(1).pdf

Tentative Agreement Information


May 25, 2017 On May 8, the Fact Finder issued his recommendations for settlement of the contract dispute. The recommendations were translated into potential contract language and both sides sat down on May 24 to come to agreement on that language. The document with...

Executive Board Election Results


Since there was only at most one member running for each office on the 2017- 2019 WVMFT AFT 6554 Executive Board, as per our bylaws, there was no need to conduct an actual vote.  The results are: President:  Ann Marie...

President's Comments

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Broeder wins Hayward Award

From Thais Winsome, MCAS President: Please join me in congratulating our very own Marina Broeder, ESL faculty, who has been...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Officer disclosure forms

As per the ACE AFT 6554 constitution Article 16, all union officers and negotiators are required to submit conflict-of-interest disclosure forms annually...

Meetings & Minutes


Saturday, December 3 - 2:29pm

Unemployment insurance for Part-time instructors

Associate faculty may file for unemployment during summer and winter breaks if they are not working during those time periods.  The easiest way to to file for unemployment benefits is to do so online at the Employment Development Department (EDD): http://www.edd.ca.gov/

Check your starting date for Spring 2017. If the starting date is a Friday, whether you are required to do FLEX, you may not be able to claim unemployment during that week.

Filing must be done in a timely manner. The EDD will often deny late filing applications.

The right to collect unemployment is based on an Appellate Court decision called Cervisis et al vs. Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board. Because associate faculty contracts are "contingent upon adequate class enrollment and funding," the court concluded that the assignments are not reasonable assurance of employment. Therefore, when asked if you have a guarantee of work, indicate "no." Your contract is not a guarantee of employment. Also, mark that your union does not look for work for you. If your claim is denied, you should file an appeal and cite the appellate court decision.


Monday, October 31 - 9:37pm

Associate Faculty Insurance Reimbursement


Qualifying associate faculty members are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement of medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance premiums. Please note the plan covers premium costs for the qualifying associate faculty member only. This program does not reimburse for any claims costs (copays, coinsurance, etc.) or other family members who may be enrolled on the same plan as the qualifying associate faculty member. An application form is attached, a detailed explanation of the program is included on the back of the application form.

Fall Semester Deadlines of Note

• Friday, November 4th – Applications must be received by Human Resources on or before this date in order to be eligible for the program.
• Saturday, November 26th – back up documentation showing proof of premium payment must be received by HR on or before this date]

Eligibility Requirements (outlined in greater detail on the attached application form)
• Have re-employment preference, maintaining a .067 load per semester & remaining in re-employment preference status; or one of the following:
• Currently teaching at least a 40% assignment and have taught at least 40% assignments in the previous two consecutive semesters for the WVMCCD; or
• Previously earned the above mentioned eligibility, however the assignment has fallen below 40% but is at least 20%. If assignment falls below 40% for a second consecutive semester, eligibility will be lost and will need to be re-established.