2010 Seniority Re-Hire Rights Petition .PDF

Negotiations Update - It's not over yet...

In December 2009, AdFac began negotiating our contract reopeners for 2009-10 with the District. We asked for: an increase in health benefits; a salary increase; a one-time bonus; additional pay steps on credit and non-credit pay scales; and in working toward parity, salary increases of the full-time faculty raise plus 1% in addition to what is negotiated for only Adjunct Faculty for subsequent years. (Note: Full-timers got no raise at all this year.)
    We agreed on language for changes in grievances (Article 16); and excluding ancillary activities, i.e., those activities that are not reasonably related to the instructional or academic assignment, from the evaluations procedure. We could not agree on any changes to preferred consideration in Article 6 (Assignments and Scheduling).
    The District made a final proposal package that maintained the concept of preferred consideration, for a load of at least 20%, retained the status quo eligibility criteria, increased the health insurance premium reimbursement amount; and amended the grievance procedure as tentatively agreed.
    We rejected the package, fearing that losing preferred consideration for up to 60% of load would be too great a loss to ever recover from. At the District’s request, we continued to meet through July 2011.
    Recently, we emailed a survey to all members asking if you had to make a choice regarding preferred consideration, which would you choose:  fewer hours or fewer employed.  Thanks to those of you who responded. We listened to you, and followed the majority.
    At a recent negotiations session with the District, our negotiations team again rejected the District’s proposal to radically alter Article 6 (on Preferred Consideration) of our contract. We reiterated that their proposal failed to meet our interests and needs.
    The District is going to continue to push for their proposal, but rest assured that we will continue to reject any proposals that could potentially destroy preferred consideration.
“Our goal is to strengthen preferred consideration to empower part-timers, and we will continue to do so as long as I am president.” (Sam Russo, President, Adjunct Faculty United)

How YOU can get involved:  Send an email to the NOCCCD Board of Trustees (bot@nocccd.edu) telling them why you think preferred consideration is important; include examples from your personal experiences or from some other part-timers you know. Copy us, too (union@adfacunited.org).














Negotiations 2008-09 Update

On June 18, 2009, your negotiations team for Adjunct Faculty United and the District team met with a state mediator to attempt to settle negotiations for 2008-09.  After an all-day session, we agreed to settle for 2008-09 on the successor agreement.  The Adjunct Faculty United Executive Board recommended ratification. The agreement was voted on by our members and ratified on July 16, 2009.


In this year of terrible budget news and 10% cuts from the state, the District held a firm line of “no increases” through to the end of the mediation session.  As a result, the Adjunct Faculty team focused on improving non-monetary items. Key provisions of the agreement are as follows:


Article 2  Recognition

·        The 60% limit on workload has been increased to 67% which results in the following number of possible units per classification:

          Credit instruction: 10 lecture hour equivalent units

Non Credit:           16.50 hours per week

Counseling:          21 hours per week

Librarians              23 hours per week


Article 6  Assignment and Scheduling

·        Qualifications for preferred consideration remain the same.  This was a negotiations victory for us because the District sought to tighten the qualifications to limit our privileges.

·        Preferred consideration reaches to 60%, not 67% under our contract.

·        If a preferred instructor who has at least a 33% assignment  loses a class because of being bumped by a full- timer who needs the course to make contract, and no other course is given to the adjunct, the assignment shall fill the criteria for preferred consideration as if it had been completed.


Article 7  Working Conditions

·        Time spent on ancillary activities (committee work, senate work, union work, etc.), shall not count toward the 67% limitation on workload.


Article 9  Evaluations

·        The instructor may request a mentor to help in the evaluations process.

·        If the instructor isn’t available for evaluation on any of the dates offered by the

     observer, the observation may be scheduled at the convenience of the


·        The Current Address Form will be placed on the District website and must be submitted if you want your evaluation mailed to you.

·        The evaluation form has been changed to include four ratings instead of two: excellent, satisfactory, needs improvement, and unsatisfactory.

·        To retain preferred consideration, the instructor must receive an overall evaluation score of satisfactory or above.


Article 11 Salary

·        Step and column advancement will continue to be paid.

·        No reduction in hourly rates on schedules.

·        New unit members who have never been placed on Schedule A will be placed on Step 0.

·        Instructors must notify the District when step advancement should take place by filling out the appropriate District form.

·        After a break in service, instructors on Schedule A shall be placed at the highest step that they previously occupied.   As for column placement, they will be placed in the column that corresponds to their qualifications at the time of current service.

·        The semesters that accrue for step advancement shall be Fall and Spring.

·        Schedule C now has two columns for educational qualifications.  This year we increased the percentage between the columns to equate to the percentage between the Schedule A columns.

·        Instructors need to notify the District when column advancements should take place.


Article 15  Distance Education

·        Distance education course materials developed by an instructor will be the property of the instructor unless a contract to the contrary exists between the District and the instructor.


Article 17  Academic Freedom

·        Added language includes, “Unit members shall have the academic freedom to promote students’ freedom to pursue learning.”



AdFac Negotiations Team:

Slimane Gueddi, Judi McDuff, Sam Russo, Catherine Whitsett, Mary Millet (Chief Negotiator), Denny Konshak (Consultant)





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