Abe Rojas has a history of not doing the right thing. I speak from experience. From 1991 to 2000, my wife taught part time at Modesto Junior College and also worked there as a classified employee. However, MJC used my wife’s master’s degree to collect apportionment as though she were full-time faculty. In the late ’90s, her union brought this exploitation to the attention of the chancellor and president. The board was also aware.
I went to speak with Rojas, my board representative, and told him of the injustice. He brushed me off without offering to investigate or help, indicating there was nothing he could do. I think Abe wasn’t honest; he meant there was nothing he would do. This is an example of Rojas’s history of not doing the right thing. Eventually, the California Chancellor’s Office resolved the matter.
YCCD candidate Bill Holly has the good character not to rubberstamp a chancellor’s indifference or improper treatment of an employee. Holly wants to know the facts. He researches and investigates. He stands up for the rights of faculty, part- and full-time. He advocates for students. Holly knows what’s right and does the right thing. Vote Bill Holly for YCCD trustee!
Truman Jensen, Turlock