Vote on CCFF Dues Change

Dear Union Colleagues,

In thirty days, on October 14, all CCFF members in good standing will be invited to vote on a change in the union’s rate of dues. The vote will be held electronically; you will receive an email via ElectionBuddy.com to your @cerritos.edu email address with instructions and a link to vote via the web.

Proposal

For part-time faculty, dues be increased by $1.59 tenthly in 2017-18, and an additional $1.59 tenthly in 2018-19.

For full-time faculty, dues be increased by $5.75 tenthly in 2017-18, and an additional $5.75 tenthly in 2018-19.

Interpretation

In 2016-17, part-time faculty paid $22.69 in dues per tenthly paycheck. Because increases to AFT and CFT fees automatically pass through to members each year, if the proposal fails, part-time dues will increase to $24.24 tenthly. If the proposal carries, part-time dues will increase to $25.83 per tenthly paycheck in 2017-18, and an estimated $27.42 tenthly in 2018-19. (The 2018-19 number may change if AFT and/or CFT increase the fees that are passed through automatically.)

In 2016-17, full-time faculty paid $98.94 in dues per tenthly paycheck. Because increases to AFT and CFT fees automatically pass through to members each year, if the proposal fails, full-time dues will increase to $100.74. If the proposal carries, full-time dues will increase to $106.49 per tenthly paycheck in 2017-18, and an estimated $112.24 tenthly in 2018-19. (The 2018-19 number may change if AFT and/or CFT increase the fees that are passed through automatically.)

In either case, the change in dues will be seen on pay stubs beginning with the Oct. 31 paycheck.

Per our by-laws, change in the rate of dues requires a majority of votes cast in an election by CCFF members in good standing.

–George Jarrett

Elections Committee,
Cerritos College Faculty Federation

PS: CCFF will hold its next public Executive Board meeting next Tuesday, September 19 in LC 218. The agenda will include presentation of the union’s annual budget, and discussion of the proposed dues change. Please attend, or contact any member of your union e-board, if you have questions about the proposal or the election.

Secretary, CCFF, and History Professor, Cerritos College.

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