Revised May 2020
Article One – Name
Article Two – Objectives
2.7 To build alliances with student, community groups and other coalitions to promote social justice and equity.
2.8 Executive Board members may serve on other District bodies, committees or organizations as long as such service does not violate the AFT Local 6157 Conflict of Interest Body.
Article Three – Membership
3.1 All certificated faculty members (full-time and adjunct) of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District who are members of that group’s collective bargaining unit, as recognized by the California Employees’ Relations board are eligible to become members of this AFT 6157 upon payment of its annual dues.
Article Four – Dues
4.3 Service/representation fees, when authorized under the Educational Code (note Educational Employment Relations Act, Government Code, section 3540, et. seq.) shall be equal to dues for a member of equal workload in the District, except for reductions due to expenses which are non-chargeable under the law.
4.6 Associate Members: Eligibility for membership may be extended to faculty members of other educational agencies upon approval of the Executive Board. An associate member shall pay five dollars per month for associate membership. Associate members shall not vote, hold office or serve on committees.
Article Five – Officers
The voting Executive Officers shall be:
5.1 District-wide President
5.2 District-wide Vice President
5.3 District-wide Fiscal Officer
5.4 Two Full-Time Campus Representatives – SJCC
5.5 Two Full-Time Campus Representatives – EVC
5.6 Two Adjunct Campus Representatives – EVC
5.7 Two Adjunct Campus Representatives – SJCC
Proxies shall not be used for Executive Officers.
Ex Officio Members (Non-voting ex-officio members of the Executive Board)
Representation on the Executive Board has been configured based on the current membership numbers. If there is substantial growth in faculty members represented by the AFT, the Executive Board may create a new Executive Board position and appoint a member until the next election.
Article Six – Executive Board
Article Seven – Membership Meetings
7.3 The Executive Board shall call a special meeting of the AFT 6157, open to all AFT 6157 members, for any purpose, upon written request of twenty percent (20%) of the membership of the AFT 6157.
Article Eight – Quorum
Article Nine – Amendments
9.3 Proposed changes in the Constitution and By-laws shall be submitted to the membership at the request of a majority of the members of the Executive Board, or at the written petition received by the Executive Board signed by one-third of the membership of the AFT 6157, itemizing specific changes.
President, Jessica Breheny
Vice President, Steven Mentor
Fiscal Officer, Linda Ferrell
EVC Representative, Nasreen Rahim
EVC Representative, Al Gonzalez
EVC Adjunct Representative, Lisa Bell
EVC Adjunct Representative, Kathy Jasper
SJCC Representative, Doug Robb
SJCC Representative, Tait Rafat
SJCC Adjunct Representative, Barry Del Buono
SJCC Adjunct Representative, Carol Abohatab