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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. https://www.change.org/p/cerritos-community-college-district-equal-service-for-summer-students?recruiter=163872994&utm_source=petitions_show_components_action_panel_wrapper&utm_medium=copylink 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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Update Negotiations

Good Morning Cerritos College Faculty: The negotiations team reports that on May 2, 2016 the CCFF team met with the district team and the state appointed mediator, Mr. Don Raczka. After a full and very long day, the two teams will meet again to continue mediation on May 19, 2016 and June 7, 2016. If you are off campus during the summer months and would like to be kept informed, please provide us with your private email address immediately. In the meantime, we need ALL faculty to come out sometime on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to show their support. If there ever was a time when we need your support,

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Your College in the News, Courtesy of CCFF, Local 6215

For Cerritos Faculty: A MUST read if you work at the college. For Residents within our college district, all are NEED to read documents.     In chronological order working backwards from today.     “Truth in jest” article publish TODAY in “Inside Higher Ed” about PT faculty: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/20/faculty-union-protests-working-conditions-stalled-negotiations-parody-job-ad?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=f4741c5510-DNU20160420&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-f4741c5510-198520953#.VxeD0e86Cpc.twitter   Our second op-ed  in “Los Cerritos News” , April 7, 2016 here: http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2016/04/07/students-in-the-classroom-or-money-in-the-bank-cerritos-college-board-prefers-money-in-the-bank/   Here is our first op-ed in “Los Cerritos News”, March 30, 2016: http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2016/03/30/letters-cerritos-college-faculty-federation-executive-board-speaks-out-againt-working-conditions/   The Board’s response to our op-ed in “Downey Patriot “ March 29, 2016: http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/articles/op-ed-keeping-cerritos-college-stronger-for-students   Same op-ed in “Downey Patriot,” March 28, 2016: http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/articles/op-ed-cerritos-college-is-at-a-crossroads   Coverage of our rally on February 17, 2016 , Downey Patriot: http://www.thedowneypatriot.com/articles/cerritos-college-faculty-rally-for-higher-wages?rq=Cerritos%20college  

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Bargaining Update #12-revisited

Last Thursday, February 25, the District offered a counter proposal to the CCFF’s Assignment Article, which had been presented to them on November 5, 2015.  The document they presented was the CCFF’s initial proposal but altered.  Some sections were deleted, some struck-through, and what was left had been transcribed to a legal document.  As legal documents have, it had numbered lines of text for easy reference:  a total of 1331 lines on 32 pages.  Of the 1331 lines, 813 had been struck-through.  So, about 60% of the District’s counter proposal looks like this 5.11.1    Duties and Responsibilities: The department chair shall provide leadership to the department and shall assist the

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