March 14 Bargaining Update – Good News
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 to hold a Town Hall meeting – probably during the dead hour on Tuesday, the 25th of March – the week after spring break. The CCFF will then conduct a survey to determine whether or not the membership accepts the terms of the agreement. Should the membership approve the agreement, the District will take the agreement back to the Board for their ratification on April 2nd.
Shortly thereafter, all faculty should expect a check, retroactive to July 1, 2013, and a modest increase in salary.
Enjoy the break,