Do you go to your Division or Department Meetings? Did you know that you will be paid half of your hourly rate for attending those meetings for up to five hours a semester?
In 2007, half pay for part-time faculty attendance at Division Meetings was negotiated, and in the most recent contract, half pay for Department Meetings was also negotiated (excluding meetings held during Flex). The number of hours per semester that you can be paid for attendance is now FIVE rather than three. You are not required to claim these meetings as Flex time, you can, instead, be paid for them, but you cannot double-count them for both Flex and be paid.
Doug Thiel hosting Retirement Seminar for faculty May 2017 (repeated in 2018 and well attended!)
As your union President, I do not consider it my job to get involved in politics or to advance any particular political agenda. My focus is on improving the benefits, safely and working conditions of the 1200 Full and Part-time faculty who serve nearly 30,000 students in our three community colleges. The only excursion into the political arena is your union’s work to help elect members to the Board of Trustees who will listen to faculty. These are candidates who run in a non-partisan election.
Your union has an official Flex Activity on all campuses this fall. Below are the dates and times...
Moorpark - AFT session is Wednesday 8/15 from 9-10:15 in CCCR. PT session is Thursday 8/16 6-7:30 also in CCCR.
Oxnard - AFT session is Wednesday 8/15 1-2:30 Room TBA (check the flex schedule)
Ventura - AFT session is Tuesday 8/14 4-6pm Room TBA announced (Dr. Gillespie/Bea Herrera will address safety concerns as part of this AFT session)
Your union president will attend all 4 of the above sessions. We will bring CFT complimentary items.Plan to attend and have coffee and tea with the AFT! Snacks will be provided at each session. All questions and concerns will be addressed and your union president will be available to chat after each session ends.
You are not alone in the workplace!!!
Note: As educators we are serious about learning. Take a few moments to go over the below benefits. Besides the below overview, you can visit the AFT member benefit page for expansive links to your services.
Security on the job
Post Janus your union will continue to be the collective bargaining unit for all faculty. But contract negotiations are only a part of security on the job. When a student makes a complaint, when there are issues with an evaluation, or with a tenure committee, injury on the job, payroll issues or the assignment of classes based on the part-time longevity list or other perceived mis-management… you will want to have individual attention and the support of your union’s Executive Council members. Whether it be the President, Chief Grievance Chair or any of the 2 VP’s at each campus, they want to be there for you. But in the post Janus era, these individualized services are paid for by union dues and reserved for union members.