Welcome Field Representative, Tarone Bittner
Dear UC-AFT Friends:
Yesterday, June 15, a new UC-AFT Field Representative for UC Davis, Tarone Bittner, began to work for us. A UC-AFT hiring committee chose Tarone from among a number of highly qualified candidates for the job. He impressed me as enthusiastic, energetic, affable, smart, and knowledgeable. I think he will do great things for us, and I look forward to working with him.
Tarone has extensive experience organizing in higher education as a graduate student at Davis, as an elected officer of a part-time faculty union at Cypress College, and most recently with AFSCME Local 3299 at UC Davis.
Tarone's position is split with the UC-AFT Local at Berkeley, so he will be available at Davis three days per week. Tarone can be reached via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please send him a welcome note.
I also want to thank our former Field Rep, Jeff Narten, who has retired, for his many dedicated years of service for the UC-AFT Local at UC Davis.
John Rundin, President
UC-AFT Local 2023
University of California, Davis