Your AdFac Bargaining Team met with the district, under the auspices of a state- appointed mediator, on December 15. The session lasted from 9:30 in the morning until 6:30 in the evening! Kent Stevenson, Manjit Grewall, and Denny Konshak were there the entire time, with Tonya Cobb, Catherine Whitsett, and Pete Christenson participating at various times. The outcome: absolutely no progress. The administration remains adamant that part-time faculty do not deserve real re-hire rights and they persist in wanting to destroy the current “preferred consideration” seniority system by making it optional (that is, the Dean or Chair could assign classes by seniority or they could decide not to, their choice, and the union would have no way to enforce any compliance). Your team has rejected these administration positions and will continue to fight for YOU!
The next step in the process is to go to “fact finding” where a state-appointed factfinder takes testimony from both sides and determines the “facts” in a published report. Once the report is published (probably some time in Spring 2018), the union will need your help in lobbying North Orange’s Board of Trustees. Stay tuned!