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Recap of Public E-Board Meeting (9.19.2017)

Hi All, To catch everyone up on the most recent Public Executive Board meeting from earlier this week, here is a quick summary of the highlights from the agenda items discussed. Membership During the summer, just before the Fall semester began, the union visited the two faculty orientations–one for new full-time faculty and another for new part-time faculty–to talk about the union’s role and purpose. Also, during this semester, executive board members of the union are beginning an outreach campaign with the goal of talking to 200 current members by mid-October. If you have any questions about membership, including how to become a member or your membership status, please contact

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Union Public E- Board Meeting

Good Morning and Happy Friday! The Cerritos College Faculty Federation (CCFF) is holding its next public e-board meeting in the coming week. We would like to invite you to come to discuss the union’s budget, the proposed dues increases, and to answer any questions you may have about them. The meeting will be held: Tue, Sep 19 LC 218 11a-12:30p Please see the attached for the agenda. We hope to see you there! Veronica Miranda Your Communications Officer Cerritos College Faculty Federation 11110 Alondra Blvd Norwalk, Ca 90650 CB 112

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CCFF Update and Dues Increase

Hello Fellow Cerritos Faculty, I hope your fall semester has gotten off to a strong start! Looking ahead, your union representatives have been gearing up for another bout of negotiations and are optimistic about new wins for Cerritos College Faculty! At last year’s state-wide and national conventions, both the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) voted to increase the fees our union (as well as, other AFT/CFT locals) would contribute. These increases will be automatically passed on to everyone in our bargaining unit by November 1. At the end of the spring semester, our local union’s executive board took a hard look at our

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CCFF Meeting Tuesday, April 18, 2017, SS 136

Our next CCFF (Cerritos College Faculty Federation) meeting will be held in Social Sciences room 136 next Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00 am. Please attend. We have many important items to discuss. Among them: + A dues restructuring for next year. A portion of your dues is required to go to the AFT and CFT. American Federation of Teachers and California Federation of Teachers are the parent unions of CCFF. We have more control over the rates set for our local chapter dues. Your union has done and is doing more than ever before. And we are gearing up for negotiations which will begin anew in the Fall. The

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2017 Annual Meeting – Sat. February 25

On Saturday, February 25 from 10:30 am -2:00 pm CCFF will hold its Annual Meeting and Family Picnic. Union members can register for this event until February 17. (If you’re not a union member, you can become one before the event.) Event: CCFF Annual Meeting/Family Picnic When: Saturday, February 25, 10:30 am -2:00 pm Where: LC 155 & Falcon Square What: Annual business meeting from 11-12 where union members will vote on bylaws changes Fun for kids/partners from 10:30 – 1:30: bounce house/jumper, sports, arts & crafts, etc. Tacos for omnivores and herbivores alike. Why should you attend? This is the ONLY chance for union members to make changes to

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We Have a Contract Because of You, Faculty

Kimberly Rosenfeld gave this speech on the night the Cerritos College Board of Trustees approved the 2015-18 faculty contract: Greetings, my name is Kimberly Rosenfeld and I am the lead negotiator for CCFF and today we are here to celebrate this Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). This document was made possible because of you! Yes you CCFF members. I am talking about you… Science Engineering & Mathematics – give a holler if you are out there! and you Fine Arts, let’s hear it! Business Education & Social Sciences goes without saying, Liberal Arts where are you my colleagues?  Physical Education we could not have done it without you! I am talking to you especially Deb Jensen  Technology we knew you were rooting for us Counseling and Library where are you our friends?  and Health Occupations How could I forget you, our friends. I am here today to share a very brief history of how we got here! How we got HERE to this night: Although this contract is the result of the individual

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Contract Approved by Membership, Trustees

The faculty of Cerritos College have spoken and the results are in: 285 voted YES to ratify the tentative agreement. 2 members voted NO. 287 members voted in total which accounts for 65% of the CCFF voting members who were sent ballots…. In solidarity during a most important moment of our history, Craig Breit CCFF Communications Chair TalonMarks reported on the sometimes contentious Board of Trustees meeting, where the contract was ultimately approved: For the Cerritos College Faculty Federation, months of solidarity sparked a domino effect that would ultimately lead the union to receive the negotiated contract agreement. The Board recorded a 7-0 vote to approve the contract. It goes

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CCFF Contract Ratification Vote

Faculty, As you know, the Union and District have reached tentative agreement on a successor collective bargaining agreement, to run from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2018. Details of the tentative agreement are available for review.. The Union will conduct a contract ratification vote open to all members of CCFF in good standing (those who have paid dues). The ballot question shall be: “Should CCFF ratify the tentative agreement between CCFF and the District? Yes _____  No ____.” Ratification will be determined by a simple majority of ballots cast. Voting will be held from 6:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 14 until 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 19. Voting will be conducted

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CCFF: Text of Tentative Agreement for Your Review

Dear Colleagues, As you know, the CCFF and the District have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Here are links to the full text of the new and revised articles of our contract: Academic Freedom Class Size Department Chairs Health and Welfare Office Hours Part Time Rehire Rights Program Directors Salary FT Salary Schedule PT Salary Schedules Union Rights All CCFF members will be able to vote to ratify this tentative agreement next week. The vote will be conducted online and the ballot will be sent to your Cerritos College email address. At that time a complete Collective Bargaining Agreement will be shared with you so you can

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Petition Summer Office Hours & Fair Chair Compensation

Good Morning Cerritos College Faculty: Please find the link below that takes you directly to a petition that ALL faculty should sign to establish PERMANENT summer office hours and fair chair compensation. Your union CCFF (Cerritos College Faculty Federation) respectfully asks you to click on the link, sign the petition and as soon as possible. You should know that STUDENTS also may sign this petition as well. Sincerely,  Craig Breit CCFF Communications Chair Cerritos College 11110 Alondra boulevard Norwalk, California 90650 (562) 860-2451 extension 2625      

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