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contact info:

Olga Shewfelt
AFT Guild - WLAC Chapter President
P: (310) 287-4223
B4 100 - across from Reprographics

only in cases of emergency (213) 392-0489




Spring 2018 Commencement

AFT Faculty Guild - Local 1521 

Welcome New
& Returning Faculty!



This AFT Faculty Guild webpage in West Los Angeles College website provides you with relevant information and documents regarding union issues and events at WEST.

An important feature of this webpage is to make available to you the agendas and the approved minutes of our Chapter Guild meetings. This is a very useful resource for faculty members who can not attend our meetings but are interested in being well informed about union matters.

Please feel free to contact us, your union representatives, when you have a question or concern related to our Agreement and/or working conditions. 
To look for our Collective Bargining Agreement ( CBA) and other union district wide documents, please go to the Guild's website at


AFT Team Members

Your AFT/WLAC chapter team members welcome all new and returning faculty to this Fall 2018 semester.
This is our contact information. Feel free to contact us whenever you have any concerns regarding the Agreement or working conditions. The best way to reach us is via email stating your concerns or to make an appointment in person. If you prefer, you may also contact us via telephone. In this case, leave us a phone number and a time when is best for us to call you back.
  Title Email Phone
Olga Shewfelt President 310-287-4223
Tim Russell Grievance Rep.  310-287-4301
Kenneth Taira E-Board Member 213-434-3134
Grace Chee  E-Board Member 310-770-7391
 Michelle Funderburk E-Board Member 310-287-4436
 Mark Rose E-Board Member (Alternate)



Matt Robertson Work Environment Committee- Chair 310-287-4226
Bonnie Bluestein Good & Welfare 310-287-4217
Kevin Considine Co-chair Facilities Committee 310-287-4572
Vidya Swaminathan Budget Committee 310-287-4214
Vacant  Distance Ed. Committee    
Faz  Elahi WEC Rep.  
Mark Rose AFIC& E-Board Alternate  
Grace Chee E-Board member 310-770-7391

Useful Links

AFT Faculty Guild Headquarters

DSPS Faculty Handbook

In the Event of Emergency

Guild Newsletter - Read On



Collective Bargining Agreement

(CBA) 2017-2020

AFT Guild Student Internship Program... (more information coming soon)

Politics...(more information coming soon)