I am honored to return to the position of Chief Negotiator of AFT Local 1828 and look forward to representing the dedicated and incredible faculty of the Ventura County Community College District. Although negotiations ended a few months ago, we return to the bargaining table next semester because our agreement expires on June 30, 2019.
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.