In remembrance of Sam

We are sad to announce the passing of our local’s past president, Sam Russo.
Sam was one of the core group who helped establish our local, Adjunct Faculty United. He
was President of our local for 12 years, and served on the Negotiations Team for a number of
years. He retired from the local in May 2015.
He also served for ten years on the Executive Council of the CFT. While on that council, he
served on the Legal Defense Fund Committee. For six years, he was Chair of the CFT Part-
time Faculty Committee. He also served two years on the AFT Higher Education Program
and Policy Council as well as the Academic Staffing Crisis Committee of the PPC. And he
attended AFT ULI when it was still held at UC Santa Cruz.
Prior to his work with Adjunct Faculty United, he served on the negotiating team of the El
Camino College Federation of Teachers and was a vice president of the ECCFT. He also was
an official delegate to 13 CFT Conventions.
Sam taught at Cypress College for 27 years, and at El Camino College for 23 years. His wife, Barbara, who was both
secretary and adjunct professor at Cypress College, served on the AdFac Executive Board as Secretary.
Sam was known for his wit and sense of humor. He was extremely dedicated to and passionate about part-timers and our
union. When speaking about our local, he once said:
“Our first contract was one of the best in the state, and we have made significant progress in terms of compensation,
health benefits, rehire rights, and the grievance process, but we still have a long way to go.”
Many thanks to Sam for all he did for AdFac and for CFT. He will be greatly missed by all of us, but especially those
who knew and worked with him for so many years.
Services will be held 9am Saturday, May 11, at Memory Garden Memorial Park in Brea.

Districts 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair

North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD), Office of Human Resources is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Health & Wellness Fair. The fair will be open to all of our NOCCCD staff and faculty and will be held at Cypress College- CCPLX 4th Floor on Thursday, April 4, 2019.  Registration to our many health screenings is now OPEN!

Due to high demand and interest, we are now removing the screening limit. We encourage everyone to take advantage of these free services!


There will be additional screenings, not on the registration system, that will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may take them in addition to the screenings in the registration system. We hope to see everyone there!

**Please begin to coordinate with your supervisor your attendance for the health fair.**

Register your screening now!

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California Part-Time Faculty Association Spring Conference at Fullerton College on Saturday, April 6

Dear Part-Timers,

Mark your calendars! You are invited to the California Part-Time Faculty Association Spring Conference at Fullerton College on Saturday, April 6. (See flyer attached)

The conference offers a variety of topics, guest speakers, and a panel discussion. Continental breakfast and lunch included. A social hour follows the conference. Download flyer here

For more information and to register, go to

Success! We have a tentative agreement

Dear Adjuncts,

SUCCESS! It was a long and grueling battle, but we did it! We finally have a tentative agreement with the district and are sending out ballots now for all members to vote on its acceptance (ballots must be returned by Feb. 11). Among other things we got a 7.56% on-schedule raise that begins July 1, 2019, a $1,000 one-time bonus and, very importantly, automatic step increases! Please read all the details in the upcoming AdFacts newsletter or go to the website to read the entire TA.

Also, we have a commitment from the district to negotiate the new state law mandating a rehire policy. Central to getting this TA was persuading the district to separate from the contract negotiations over the rehire law. They basically wanted us to drop our insistence that it be negotiated, but that was something we refused to sign. I want to thank our members who were overwhelmingly supportive of this position. Every single person I talked to was adamant that we not give in to this kind of extortion. So, as soon as the contract is ratified by you, we will schedule negotiations on a rehire policy.

I cannot overemphasize how crucial it was to have member support of our position.  It was a dramatic demonstration of what can be accomplished when we stick together and speak with one clear voice to the powers-that-be. And now we urgently need your continued support and participation in arriving at an honest and fair policy for adjunct rehire rights. We will keep everyone updated on the progress and likely be asking our members to write to our Trustees and come to a Board of Trustee meeting so our voices can be heard. Together we can do this!

In Solidarity,

Kent Stevenson

President, Adjunct Faculty United