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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/22/2018 03:25 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/22/2018 03:25 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM

YFA Executive Board Authorizes January 14 Strike at Columbia College

Columbia, CA...It is with great disappointment that I announce that the District has formally and totally refused to negotiate with YFA over the advisory terms of the factfinding report during the 10-day period concluding impasse, as provided for under the state bargaining law. Accordingly, the YFA Executive Board has called for a strike for Spring Semester. We have no choice, as the District even refuses to meet during the last window required for negotiations.

YFA is immediately ready to use the report as a guide to negotiate resolution to this crisis, to act as quickly as possible to ensure students have advanced notice of the state of negotiations and ensure there is ample time to work out any details not covered by the advisory report. The District has refused, despite our entreaties.

YFA is willing to meet any time at any place, with any District representatives. We want to go over the report with the District as intended and use it as a guide to resolve negotiations as soon as possible, now that we have a road
map. The purpose of the advisory report is to allow the parties to meet and negotiate using the advice of that report, and specifically gives a 10-day final opportunity to do so. After that 10 days, impasse is over and the obligation to negotiate concludes. After 10 days the District may impose its "last, best and final" offer on faculty and refuse to negotiate further.

We could not be more disappointed in this administration. The only logical conclusion is one we feared all along: the District never intended to negotiate in good faith, always intended to delay and obfuscate and try to force YFA to accept imposition, and wants to delay negotiations as long as possible so as to make advance notice of any strike impossible for students, and manipulate those students into signing up for classes that may not occur. Accordingly, YFA has no alternative.

The YFA Executive Board has voted to authorize a strike for January 14, 2019. More details will be forthcoming for faculty and then subsequently to the YCCD community. We feel, however, it is our professional duty to give faculty, staff, and most importantly students as much time as possible to prepare.

YFA has gone three years without a contract and the advisory report has been finalized. We are willing to negotiate now, over the holidays, all day and all night. We are willing to use the advisory report as a guide but will not begin the spring semester without a contract in place when the District even refuses to meet and negotiate.

More details will be forthcoming as we work through the holidays on strike preparation. I want to thank students for the joy and purpose they give us as faculty. I want to thank my colleagues for their never-ending support of one another. I ask that over the holidays you keep one another in your hearts.

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Truth is poison to Liberals
Posted on: 2018-12-22 16:48:34   By: Anonymous

Per the definition of Treason as outlined here and in our Constitution by not securing our Border and by Granting Aid to an obvious enemy and Illegal Immigrants with in our Borders is anybody in Congress committing grave acts of Treason?

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    Cooper has a chip,
    Posted on: 2018-12-22 16:58:26   By: Anonymous
    I feel like the Chicken Of Yesterday, maybe the Chicken Of Today on a good day, but never the Chicken Of Tomorrow. I know my limits.

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      Re: Cooper has chips,
      Posted on: 2018-12-22 20:03:32   By: Anonymous
      Do not be so humble.
      Chicken Of Tomorrow is Chicken Of Today left over.
      Good for sandwich.

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        Re: Cooper has chips,
        Posted on: 2018-12-22 21:04:27   By: Anonymous
        You can say that today, but what about tomorrow?

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          Re: Cooper has chips,
          Posted on: 2018-12-22 21:43:25   By: Anonymous
          Yesterday's gone. Don't you look back. Unless you enjoy regurgitation.

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            Re: Cooper has the chits.
            Posted on: 2018-12-23 21:53:36   By: Anonymous
            Reflux is my demon.

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            Posted on: 2018-12-25 08:24:55   By: Anonymous

            Donald Trump can fund the border wall without congressional approval
            Source Link:

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          Truth is poison to Liberals
          Posted on: 2018-12-23 19:01:30   By: Anonymous

          About Syria and Afghanistan:
          Another very obvious thing about this issue in that region is they have been at war since the dawn of recorded time. Go check your history of the region. It is a simple fact. If you are a Christian and you claim you read your Bible or The Torah or Talmud it plainly shows in the Scriptures the ongoing wars over time. One thing the Christians forget is a simple passage in The Bible which plainly states "The ways of peace they have not known". Isaiah 59:8 So if they have never known peace why should we be involved in their ongoing feudal tribal conflicts? Trump is right in pulling out of both conflicts. They are not our battles to be fought.

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          Truth is poison to Liberals
          Posted on: 2018-12-24 19:55:53   By: Anonymous

          The absolute Number One thing that is ironic about the Liberal Progressive Socialist Leninist Marxist Fascist Communist leaning Democrats and the Republicans In Name Only is they blame one Man but yet excuse all of Congress yet in the same breath state that they hate Government??!!
          Huh hello Congress is where all things move though not just one one Man. That one Man just signs the Checks and signs the Bills.
          Oh but you should know this after going to those higher Schools of learning right?

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        Posted on: 2018-12-23 12:04:24   By: Anonymous

        #MAGA #USA #TrumpyBear
        This should drive the Liberals absolutely nuts!!
        Make way for "Trumpy Bear!!" Get one and send to your favorite Liberal today!! Send one to your favorite Liberal Socialist Congressmen and share the love!! Available on Amazon!! You can ship it directly to your favorite Liberal if you know their address!! Share share share share!!
        #nevervotedemocrat #nevervoterino #votethemout2020

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    Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-23 05:10:19   By: Anonymous

    The only reasons the Liberal Socialist Democrats and the Republicans In Name Only in Congress refuse to fund the wall is because they hate Trump and our country. They are traitors to their oath to defend and protect the Constitution.
    The Democrats forget they already voted to the tune of $25 Billion to fund the Wall in a previous session!!

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-23 09:17:58   By: Anonymous
      You are sounding more and more silly with every passing day. Why don't you go play dress-up with your mommy and leave citizenship to the adults.

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-23 12:53:50   By: Anonymous
      Oh look the Orange Turd was not happy with the media's coverage of his biggest blunder yet(hard to imagine that this is worse than the past 100)
      Got rid of Maddis bye 1/1/19
      Nice job a-hole
      Put someone in charge that has never been in the military
      He must know more than the Generals, just like the joke of a President he will work for

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-24 02:42:47   By: Anonymous
      The reason many of us don't want to fund the wall:
      Its outrageously expensive when their a far more effective and less expensive alternatives;
      We need to have comprehensive immigration reform;
      There needs to be a path to citizenship for those already in the country;
      and the underlying tone (if not the substance) of racism (think Tucker Carlson) should be repugnant to every American.

      Given the way things are going, there will never be a wall anyway.

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-24 05:36:56   By: Anonymous

      What are the money gains all of these people will lose out on by Building The Wall?
      How many will be losing kick backs from Illegal Drug Money? How many in Congress are getting any kick backs? How many Corporations are getting kick backs? How many at Federal, State and City levels are getting kick backs??
      Who really is losing money by not funding this Wall? Who are the players pushing extremely hard against the Wall?
      Once you find all of the answers above it all comes together why they do not want this Wall?
      My bet is you will find deep corruption from the Democrats to the Republicans In Name Only to major Corporations to Law Enforcement and yes the United Nations Globalists involved not just in Drugs but in Human Trafficking, Child Trafficking, Child Pornography, The Deep State and into the darkness of Satanism itself who want nothing more that to destroy our nation!
      Think I'm wrong? Follow the money trails backwards!!
      Do the research it is all out there in black and white and in full color layed out all across the internet. They put it directly in your face knowing you won't believe it can be real. That is why they are called "The Deep State".
      Truly we are a Nation In Distress!

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    Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-23 06:42:58   By: Anonymous
    Sounds like that and how do they get away with it! We have to nip it in the bud NOW! Build that wall and MAGA!

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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-23 09:18:40   By: Anonymous
      Another silly child. Too much bad breeding.

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        Posted on: 2018-12-23 11:42:20   By: Anonymous

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          Re: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
          Posted on: 2018-12-23 16:16:28   By: Anonymous
          here is another silly child. they are breeding likes rats.

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    Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-23 09:22:08   By: Anonymous
    At least we can assume you know how to use a browser even if you clearly do not know how to read the Constitution,

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-23 07:53:43   By: Anonymous

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    Re: Leftist Mental Problems
    Posted on: 2018-12-23 21:56:19   By: Anonymous
    So get your own friggen car, you Lousy Liberal Democrat Leech!
    No More Rides For You!

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