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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





AFT Faculty Guild - Local 1521 

Welcome New
& Returning Faculty!





This AFT faculty website provides you with relevant information regarding union issues and events at WEST.

An important feature of this webpage is to make available to you the approved minutes of our union 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.


AFT Team Members

Your AFT/WLAC chapter team members welcome all new and returning faculty to this Spring 2017 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
Grace Chee E-Board Member 310-770-7391
Matthew Robertson Chair Work Environment Committee 310-287-4226
Alice Taylor E-Board member 310-287-4201
Bonnie Bluestein Good & Welfare 310-287-4217
Kevin Considine Co-chair Facilities Committee 310-287-4572
Vidya Swaminathan Budget Committee 310-287-4214
Clyde Titus Distance Ed. Committee 310-500-0822
Faz  Elahi WEC Rep.  
Mark Rose AFIC  
Kenneth Taira E-Board member  213-434-3134

Useful Links


AFT Faculty Guild Headquarters

Adjunct Faculty Information & Documents

Email Account Request

Resource Handbook

Guild Newsletter - Read On

News & Events

Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA 2014 - 2017)

Guild Documents

Internship Program


Work Environment

DSPS Faculty Handbook

In the Event of Emergency