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Union urges no on Foothill-De Anza parcel tax

Original post made on Oct 28, 2010

The local community college district's service workers union is urging voters to reject Measure E, the parcel tax that proponents say would raise much needed money for Foothill and De Anza colleges.

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Posted by jupiterk
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 28, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I agree with the union to vote against this measure but the reasons are different. I was completely shocked to find the salaries of the administrators and the instructors. There should never be any parcel tax or any other tax without cutting these overly paid personnel. Its outrageous that these adminstrators have been stealing so much from us the tax payers. Enough is enough. fire everyone of these administrators, investigate them and put them behind bars. When did cheating and stealing become so open and legal? i am sick of these crooks.

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Posted by vinnie
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm

That's brilliant. They'll be the first employees laid off if Measure E is rejected (except, of course, union boss Leo Contreras).

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Posted by Alfred W
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Please vote "No" on the Foothill-De Anza parcel tax
Administrators have made no attempt to manage the college more effectively and to cut waste. There is lot that can be done financially before going back to the tax payers and ask for more money.
Any additional fund will be wasted and will not contribute to better educational services for the students

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Posted by Steve C
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

A 'NO' vote is a condemnation of bureaucratic waste. Perhaps 'The Voice' could publicize the salaries of everyone in the Foothill-DeAnza college district, so the voters might make a better informed decision.

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Posted by Concerned educator
a resident of Jackson Park
on Oct 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I doubt that instructor salaries are too high at the community colleges. My father, who has a master's degree in math, applied to teach a class at De Anza several years ago, and they were going to pay him something like $4000 to teach the class (looking on the DeAnza website, it looks like that number might now be more like $5700 for someone with a master's). How can we expect community colleges to have good instructors if we them so little they can't afford to live in the Bay Area?

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Posted by Steve C
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

So, let's have some real numbers. How much does an instructor make PER HOUR? What sort of benefits enter the equation? How much does an administrator make? Maybe 'The Voice' will publish a list for us. The dollars could be shocking, but the length might be worse.

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Posted by Katie
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 29, 2010 at 11:39 am

A Chron story yesterday said the profs making the heftiest salaries are teaching extra courses, taking on other tasks, and saving the district from making more expensive new hires (because of additional benefits for additional faculty, I guess).

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Posted by Hardin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm


Since when has a union expended any airtime to push an agenda that didn't protect the interest of its members?

I have a hard time believing any special interest's "altruistic" concern for the well-being of a public budget, when deep down, its in their DNA to covet as much of it as possible.

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Posted by jupiterk
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Hello folks, Nobody wants a noble professional like a teacher,instructor,professor or a lecturer get paid less or exploited. But salaries of this kind, where an english instructor making 180K is insane and thievery. All these money is tax payer's money. They have a salary structure that far exceeds the average salary of a successful companies like Google and Apple. They need to cut their sky high salaries before they can beg us for more. Shameless crooks are running our cities,schools and colleges.

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Posted by Hardin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 2, 2010 at 9:52 am

Links, please.

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