Category: Negotiations

Dept. Chair Elections, Compensation, and Assumption of Duties (Summer)

CCFF and the District are happy to share our recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding assumption of chair summer duties and compensation (see attached). The MOU addresses departments that have had elections this spring and their options for who will be the chair during the summer. For those department  with continuing chairs, it indicates options for summer chair work. In short, you should decide whether you would like to work over the summer or not and inform your division Dean by no later than Thursday, May 11th. Please keep in mind that if you choose to work over the summer, it is expected that you maintain contact with your

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CCFF-District Negotiation: Tentative Agreement Details

Dear Colleagues, As you now know, the CCFF and the District reached a tentative agreement Monday (8/15) evening. The two sides worked hard over the summer to arrive at a settlement and what we have as a tentative agreement is a fair and sound compromise. It sets a solid foundation for all of us to build on in the coming years. Here is a brief outline: PT Salary and Office Hours (PT/FT) PT faculty salary will increase in 2015-16 by 9% to 11% (depending on the step in the salary schedule) retroactive to July 1, 2015; for 2016-17, an additional 2.5% increase effective July 1, 2016, and for 2017-18, an

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City College of San Francisco Update

Cerritos College was the only southern California community college to send a representative to a rally calling for legislative relief from the arbitrary and capricious practices of the ACCJC. The accrediting agency has been cited for violating federal and state laws and is increasingly under fire (see previous postings on this web site).

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Committee on Political Education Meeting–July 20, 1:00 p.m.

Welcome All, There will be a COPE meeting Monday, July 20, from 1-2:00 p.m., in SS16.  The purpose of the meeting is to accomplish the following: Introduce faculty to the committee and its function Discuss our goal of broadening the membership of the committee to represent every teaching area of the college Sign up new members Discuss Dr. Sandra Salazar’s request for a campaign contribution from our union’s political fund (Dr. Salazar has previously been endorsed by our union. Dr. Salazar will be up for re-election in a little more than a year. The actual campaign cycle for the election begins soon) Discuss plans to support various candidates running in

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District, CCFF Agree to COLA+, Part-time Pay Increase, Lab Equity Task Force

Dear Colleagues: We are pleased to share good news about negotiations. The CCFF membership ratified the contract with a vote of 130 to 4 yesterday. Following this, the Board of Trustees last night unanimously approved Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the District and the CCFF. The MOUs are posted on the Human Resources website [and here on the CCFF website], but the essence of each is this: All faculty, full-time and adjunct (part-time), will receive a 2.5% increase in salary, retroactive to July 1, 2013. Faculty will receive a retroactive check within the next 45 days. For full-time faculty in 2014-2015, the District will automatically apply the COLA received from

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March 14 Bargaining Update – Good News

Dear colleagues, It’s Friday night, the first night of spring break, and, figuratively, I stand center stage of Burnight Center before an empty auditorium.  I have good news that I’d like to share.  I will speak loudly. The CCFF and the District are close to agreement on salary for both full- and part-time faculty.  The District understands the CCFF’s latest counter-proposal, acknowledges its viability, and plans to recommend that the Board accept our proposal at the next board meeting, Wednesday, March 19th.  Should the Board accept the proposal, we will have a Tentative Agreement. At this point, the CCFF will want to explain the terms of the agreement.  We plan

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Bargaining Update February 18, 2014

Dear colleagues, On Tuesday, February 18, the District offered the following: COLA + 0.43% to make a total of 2% increase in pay. They still insist on part-time faculty subsidizing their own raises by rolling the annual part-time equity funds into the improved salary schedule. While they still agree to a lecture-lab parity task force, they declined our request to set a date for implementation. They also proposed that the CCFF agree to accept no more than COLA next year, which is expected to be 0.86%. The CCFF countered immediately with the following: COLA+ 0.93% to make a total increase of 2.50%. Part-time equity funds to go to part-time faculty;

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Bargaining Update – Jan. 16, 2014

Dear colleagues, I write to you with an update on negotiations.  You might recall that the CCFF made three proposals: ·         Lecture-lab parity ·         Increase in part-time pay ·         COLA + (1.57% COLA plus 1.35% pay increase) You’ll be heartened to know that the District recognizes the merit of according labs more than the 0.75 Lecture Hour Equivalent (LHE) – but only for some labs.  They have agreed with our proposal to create a Lab Parity Committee, which, by May 2014, should have established the protocol for submitting a lab course to the committee and the criteria by which the lab course will be evaluated.  Note, this proposal costs the

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The District Can Afford CCFF Proposals

Dear colleagues, In the last bargaining update, I presented the rationales for the three CCFF proposals: ·        Lecture-lab parity ·        Increase in part-time pay ·        COLA + (1.53% COLA plus 1.35% pay increase) Tuesday, November 19th, the CCFF Executive Board will meet in SS 136 at 11:00 AM to present a picture of the college budget that shows that the District can afford the proposals.  In fact, once you see the analysis, you may marvel at the proposals’ modesty and the District’s reserves. Also, Wednesday, November 13th, a number of faculty showed up for the CSEA-CCFF Meet and Greet and to fill the board room with support for the union

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CCFF Proposes Better Salary for Adjuncts, COLA, and Lecture/Lab Parity

Dear colleagues, I’m writing to you to give you an update on negotiations. Last Thursday, October 31, the CCFF offered two proposals to the District. ·        To increase compensation for o   Part-time instructors by adding a row and two columns to their salary schedule o   Part-time counselors and librarians by adding two rows and two columns ·        To increase all faculty compensation with a o   Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of 1.57%, and o   A 1.35% raise Also last Thursday, the CCFF was able to introduce the subject of Lecture-Lab parity, thanks to splendid presentations by Kimberly Duff, Kevin Taylor, Debbie Jensen, and Ann Voorhies. The rationale for increasing part-time

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