Bargaining Update #11 (2-11-16)

Bargaining Update #11 (2-11-16)

Dear colleagues,

Before the report on the update, please note that there is a public Executive Board Meeting of the CCFF in HS 102 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  On the agenda are:

  • Latest negotiations update
  • Brief Q & A with the negotiations team – impasse process
  • Explanation of COPE endorsement process
  • Call for the rally on Wednesday, February 17

In negotiations last Thursday, February 11, 2016, much of the session focused on the District’s response to the CCFF proposal on Academic Freedom.  Thanks to the Faculty Senate resolution regarding Academic Freedom, which passed unanimously on Tuesday, February 2, the District offered modest changes, but the document still falls short of standards set by the American Association of College and University Professors.  The District, though, seems amenable to suggestions.  We will be presenting our counter at the next session on this one.

As for progress of salary negotiations, see the chart below.

CCFF’s Counter Proposal

District’s LBFO

1 Salary – FT:
6% + 1.02% (COLA) for 2015-16

5.00%

3.5% + COLA for 2016-17

2.50%

3.5% + COLA for 2017-18

2.50%

Add three steps to the FT salary schedule (Column A – D)

NO

Split longevity increases to every two years from four (Column E & F)

NO

2 Salary – PT:
7% + 1.02% (COLA) for 2015-16

5.50%

5% + COLA for 2016-17

2.50%

5% + COLA for 2017-18

2.50%

Add three steps to the PT salary schedule

NO

Eliminate the first two steps of the PT salary schedule

Eliminated the first step and moved all up one step.

3 Retiree Benefits: $200

$200

4 Health Benefits – FT
For 2016: Full Coverage of all Plans

Full Coverage of all plans

For 2017: Full coverage of all plans

Full Coverage of all plans

For 2018: Full coverage of all plans

Full Coverage of all plans

Default figure for 2019: $25,000

$22,065

Cash-in-lieu: Increase from $3,000 per year to $4,000

$4,000

Again, do come to the EB meeting this morning in HS 102 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.