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Spring 2022 E-Newsletter

URGENT: Please Support Your Retiree Chapter!
If you haven't already done so, please submit your annual dues of $50. Pay easily using PayPal at THIS LINK or mail your checks for AFT 6157R to Ron Levesque, 2939 Crater Lane, San Jose, CA 95132. To date this year, only 10 retirees have paid dues.

President’s Column

This is my second year as president of the retirees of the AFT- 6157. It is indeed an honor to be the president, following our great leader and founder Bill Jacobs. It is in his legacy that I serve as the president of the retirees... READ MORE

A History of District Medical Benefits for Retired Staff

By Patrick Butler. After the Rodda Act passed in 1976, allowing our faculty to bargain “wages, hours and working conditions”, I organized a campaign... READ MORE

Alice Gosak: Global Citizen

The teaching career of Alice Gosak in English as a Second Language, spanning the years 1980 – 2006, gifted San Jose City College with an experienced multiculturalist, who was deeply sensitive to the experiences and needs of our immigrant students... READ MORE

Interview with the Author

Walter Soellner, the novelist, whose latest book is ‘How Soon the Flowers Fall’, announces its release date: May 18th, 2022. He says, “It’s a comfort to have book four now in print, with only the fifth book in my five-book series yet to finish writing... READ MORE

Guess Who I Met on the Way to the Beach

Hawaii, the enchanting islands, is always a wonderful place to visit. For my birthday (no numbers please!) my daughter Anna gave me 2 tickets to Hawaii... READ MORE

Russ Fischer:  In Memoriam

SJCC Library lost one of its most effective academic leaders in 2002 when Russ Fischer retired after 36 years. This past March Russ Fischer died a few weeks after his wife Ruth had died. Russ was 86... READ MORE
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