Our compensation proposal is now similar to the one in the Dominican University contract, where non-ranked faculty compensation rates are increased and indexed to average tenure track faculty compensation. This model is methodical and transparent; recognizes that non-ranked faculty teaching is of the same quality as ranked faculty, and it will expedite contract negotiations in the future, while raising the salaries of all unranked faculty at CCA.
To put things in perspective: total current non-ranked faculty compensation, which covers more than 75% of CCA’s teaching lines, takes up about $5.5 million of the $82 million CCA spends each year, orless than 7% of the school’s budget. Our proposed pay increase is a small fraction of that percentage.
The administration team told us that it would consider our proposal and counter it in the next session. The lawyer’s tone was civil and his response suggested for the first time that negotiation on core issues would start taking place. If this is so, we welcome it, and look forward to making progress.
We also welcomed three non-ranked faculty observers to this session. We believe their presence improved the tone of negotiations, and their observations were eye-opening. If you would like to observe a future negotiation session, contact Jessica Lawless at email@example.com.
Real progress is made when you get involved and show the administration you stand behind the bargaining team. We appreciate very much the thanks many of you have given us, but right now silent support is not enough.
To help us win a strong contract for non-ranked faculty:
• Help distribute our amazing chapbooks over the next 2 weeks.
• Attend (in person or call-in) the next CCA Adjunct Union meeting
• Help make phone calls for upcoming actions
• Help hang posters
• Contribute creative work/ideas for future actions
Contact Jessica Lawless firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to let her know what you can do.