• What can SEIU provide? Other schools have seen pay increases ranging between 11-44% as well as increased job security, health and retirement benefits, and most importantly, a legal framework that enables faculty to negotiate contracts as equals (i.e., collective bargaining rights). SEIU provides their negotiating experience, legal expertise, and a widespread support network.
• How much will dues be? After we successfully negotiate and vote to ratify our first union contract (and not before then) our dues will be 1.74% of our gross teaching pay. There are no initiation fees.
• How does a union work? A union cannot force CCA to pay adjuncts untenable salaries. A union simply guarantees our right to sit at the negotiating table as equals and bargain contracts that help establish a just and sustainable workplace. During the bargaining process, the employer (CCA) is legally required to be transparent with its finances. Once both sides agree on the negotiated contract, CCA's adjunct faculty are then given an opportunity to vote on ratifying the contract. Under this legal framework, it is extraordinarily unlikely that the CCA administration would ever negotiate a contract that would lead to financial ruin, and equally unlikely that we, as faculty, would ever ratify a contract that would put CCA (and us) out of business.
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