Call for Participation

LCC Faculty Colleagues,

LCCEA seeks statements from faculty members interested in serving as LCCEA appointees to:

Diversity Council, Finance Council, IEC (Institutional Effectiveness Committee), Learning Council, and Technology Council*

*Tech Council appointment is for Winter term interim.

Diversity Council meets the first Friday of each month, 9-11 a.m.

Finance Council meets the third Thursday of each month, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

For information on IEC, please see:  The committee currently has a meeting schedule that varies.

Learning Council meets the second and fourth Friday of each month, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Technology Council meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, 3:00-4:30 (winter term appointment only)

Please note that LCC’s governance system is currently under review. For more information about Lane’s current system and the work of each council, please see:   

Responsibilities for LCCEA appointees to governance councils include:

  • Attending (Diversity, Finance, Learning, or Technology) Council meetings;
  • Advocating for faculty interests on the governance council; and
  • Providing an occasional report to LCCEA Exec Council.

For consideration, please submit a brief statement explaining your interest in and ability to serve as an LCCEA faculty representative to one of the open Council positions to by Wednesday, January 29.

LCCEA Officers have been elected by you and your fellow faculty. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

LCCEA Exec Council:

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14th District State Representative Julie Fahey Sends Letter of Support

Representative Julie Fahey sent a letter of support for LCC faculty to Marge Hamilton and the Board. Read her letter by clicking below:

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LCCEA President's Update, 02/03/2020

LCC Faculty Colleagues,

I hope your winter term is going well thus far. I’m writing with many updates including: (not yet) required workshops, IT blocking of websites on LCC computers and wifi, reorganization and faculty chairs, college budget, LCCEA news, grievances, LCC Bond and other endorsements, as well as upcoming events.

The Association is working with HR on finalizing the full contract file, which will be posted electronically once it is complete, and then copies will be printed for faculty and managers.

Contracted faculty retirement survey
A reminder — in order to ensure sufficient faculty staffing for next year, please complete this two-minute survey if you are considering retirement within the next year.  Your response is not binding, and you may choose to keep your name and department confidential; however, sharing your name or discipline may increase the likelihood of filling your position post-retirement.

Workshops / Online trainings
The College and Association are working on an agreement regarding a number of online workshops/ trainings for faculty that the College would like to require. The agreement will likely include a timeline that allows faculty through summer to complete the workshops. In the meantime, there is no requirement to complete the cybersecurity or SafeColleges online trainings that you may have received emails about.

Website blocking
The Association is currently conducting an investigation pertaining to blocking of websites based on their content through an IT application and potential IT monitoring of faculty web use. The IT software appears to block several categories of websites and blocks them not only on LCC computers but also on personal computers using LCC wifi and tracks attempts to access blocked websites. The software also appears to miscategorize some websites, resulting in additional blocking of web content. 
Blocking websites based on their content is, in effect, a new policy which – like the recent consideration of a restrictive email distribution list policy — did not pass through the governance system.

The LCCEA is investigating the extent to which the blocking of web content interferes with faculty work, the teaching and learning environment, the quintessential function of an institution of higher education, as well as the extent to which it abrogates faculty contractual rights pertaining to academic freedom, professional freedom, and privacy, among others. If you have experienced blocked access to websites on LCC wifi or an LCC computer, please fill out this anonymous form

Reorganization / Faculty Chairs
You have likely heard that several divisions on campus will be joined, each under a single dean: LLC and Arts; Science and Math; BCIT/Culinary/Hospitality and Advanced Tech as the college moves to eliminate interim dean positions and establish faculty chairs. Faculty chairs are not entirely new to LCC; many faculty members have served sporadically as chairs and/or program leads in their departments or disciplines. Faculty Council will be leading a work group focused on the faculty chair model.

The College and LCCEA will handle any negotiations that become necessary to systematically implement faculty chairs. The contract does already provide for these types of positions, which are called FASAs (Faculty Administrative Support Assignments) and are governed by Article 38, which faculty are encouraged to review

In addition, the College and Association will conduct a review of reassignment time campus-wide in an effort to develop an equitable formula. We have not yet begun this review as we await fulfillment of an information request from the College.

LCCEA Executive Council welcomes Paula Thonney, who has kindly agreed to serve as interim Secretary for the remainder of this year. Welcome, Paula!

As we transition from an intensive bargaining campaign last Fall (and a twelve-year period that contained very few breaks from negotiations!), the LCCEA Exec Council members and emerging LCCEA leaders are working with OEA’s Powerful Locals program to focus on strategic planning, organizing and member support structures with the goal of maintaining and building a strong union into the future. More to come…

College budget
Some questions have been raised regarding the impact of faculty compensation increases on the college budget. The College budget has a significant gap for this year, with an estimate of $3.7M presented to the Board of Education in December and a newer, reduced estimate of $2.8M presented to the Budget Development Subcommittee last week – a reduction achieved by shifting some of the deficit from this year to next year but which results in a projected deficit next year of $5.9M.

Please note that this is qualitatively different from many of the budget deficits that LCC has faced because there is a significant deficit in the current year. As you likely recall, the College had balanced the budget last spring and then received an additional state allocation of approximately $2.25M more than had been included in the balanced budget. For LCC to have a $2.8M deficit this year after receiving an additional $2.25M means that the difference between what the College had planned to spend in the budget and what the College estimates spending this year is roughly $5M.

At the December 18 Board meeting, the college reported that the primary part of the budget that is not on target for this year is personnel (salaries and OPE) largely because the budget for this year had slated savings to be achieved by not filling some vacancies. However, that savings was not fully realized due to the filling of more vacancies and creation of new (non-faculty) positions that had not been included in the balanced budget for this year. In addition, the Board directed and the administration included $0 for employee compensation increases in this year’s budget.

Importantly, please also note that the increases in faculty compensation for this year represent an amount that is consistent with the historical average for faculty compensation and, at approximately $1M by the College’s own calculation methods, falls well within the $2.25M additional funding provided by the state for this year. Thus, faculty compensation increases have not caused the budget deficit.

Faculty have experienced a slight uptick in grievances (contract violations) in recent months; however, all have been resolved at the informal level thus far. Examples of recent grievances resolved favorably include: restoration of excess salary deductions for unpaid leave, retroactive compensation for 10 part-time faculty members paid at an insufficient rate, and remedying two highly unusual managerial decisions: reversal of significant disciplinary action against a faculty member for holding class over for a few minutes and reversal of refusal to grant leave to a faculty member to attend a healthcare appointment. If you have contract questions or questions about potential grievances, please contact Grievance Chair, Russell Shitabata, at

Weingarten Rights – A reminder
The Association recently handled a grievance following a situation in which a manager discouraged a faculty member from bringing a union rep to a meeting, at which the faculty member was informed of serious disciplinary action the college would take.

Please remember that faculty members have a right to an Association representative at any meeting for which they have a reasonable belief that discipline may result. These rights, called Weingarten Rights, apply to all LCC faculty and to any type of meeting that may be investigatory in nature. In addition, our contract provides in 25.10 that the College will provide notice about this right in any meeting that may lead to discipline. This provision also requires that the College will accommodate the Association and faculty member when scheduling such a meeting.

The Association strongly encourages all faculty members to attend any meeting that may be investigatory or disciplinary with a union rep.

LCCEA Executive Council and Legislative Action Committee endorse Matt Keating for Eugene City Council, Ward 2. Matt continues to serve on LCC Board of Education and has consistently voted in support of progressive policies and labor.

LCC Bond
LCCEA Executive Council and Legislative Action Chair have endorsed the LCC Bond. The bond will provide $121 Million in much-needed funding to campus infrastructure. In addition to classroom, seismic, ADA, and sustainability upgrades, the bond funding will pay more than 50% of deferred maintenance costs. Lane has had roughly $90 Million accumulating in maintenance projects that place significant pressure on the college budget each year. Utilizing bond funds for such expenses will mitigate pressure on the college general fund budget and ensure that more funds are dedicated directly to instruction and student services. Other local unions such as Eugene Education Association and the Lane County Chapter of the AFL-CIO also support LCC and endorse the Bond. LCCEA endorses the bond and recommends a YES vote.

Faculty Accomplishments
LCCEA and FPD will partner to publish the second annual “Faculty Accomplishments” newsletter again this spring. Please submit your accomplishments or those of your colleagues and view last year’s publication for inspiration. 

Save the Dates
“Intersectionality and the Intergenerational Labor Movement,” April Sims will explore the concept of intersectionality through the lens of personal narrative, intergenerational reflections on working-class experiences that shaped her political consciousness as a woman and as a black person, and the ways in which those anecdotes directly informed her life as a unionist and leader in the labor movement. Feb. 20, 3-5 p.m. at Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center at UO. Refreshments provided by UO Labor Education Research Center (LERC) 3:00-3:30, talk begins at 3:30 and qualifies for CCPD. Read the flyer here. Following the talk, LCC faculty are cordially invited to an ad hoc LCCEA Social Hour, location TBD.

OEA: Student Assessment and Meaningful feedback workshop*2/18 in Eugene Register here.
OEA White-Allyship Symposium* will focus on what it means to be a white ally or a person of color engaged in collaborative racial equity work. 9-4, March 14, Clackamas, OR  Read more here.

OEA Representative Assembly* April 17-18, Portland – Please keep your eyes peeled for an announcement from Paula Thonney in February, calling for delegate nominees to represent LCCEA.

LCCEA Anniversary – Lane Community College Education Association was formed on April 11, 1975. Stay tuned for details on commemorating the 45-year anniversary of LCCEA!

OEA Summer Conference*, 7/28-7/30, Bend, 
*Free to members
Best regards,Adrienne

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Democratic Party of Lane County Unanimously Passes Resolution in Support of LCCEA

You can read the resolution below:

Dear Members of the LCC Board and President Hamilton,
At its meeting on Thursday, November 21, the Democratic Party of Lane County Central Committee passed by unanimous vote the following resolution relating to collective bargaining at LCC:
WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Democratic Party of Lane County, according to the DPLC Platform of 2017, to “[Protect] workers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain;” and

WHEREAS, the DPLC has previously resolved in 2019 to support UFCW Local 555, SEIU Local 49, SEIU Local 503 and the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation in their attempts to secure a fair contract; and

WHEREAS, Lane Community College faculty have been in contract negotiations for 11 months and have been working under an expired contract since July 1; and

WHEREAS, part-time LCC faculty, who have the same qualifications as full-time faculty, are receiving wages at only 60 percent of full-time faculty on a per-credit basis; and

WHEREAS, on November 15, Congressman Peter DeFazio expressed his concerns in a letter to the President of Lane Community College that called on “LCC Board of Education to offer a fair contract proposal that adequately compensates both full-time and part-time faculty;” and

WHEREAS, all seven members of the LCC Board of Education are registered Democrats, five of whom sought and received the endorsement of the DPLC during their most recent elections.

THEREFORE, the Democratic Party of Lane County resolves:

SECTION 1: To join Congressman DeFazio in calling on the LCC Board of Education to offer a fair contract proposal that adequately compensates both full-time and part-time faculty.

SECTION 2: To communicate our position on this issue to the LCC Board of Education.

SECTION 3: To stand in solidarity with the workers represented by Lane Community College Education Association and their families if LCC’s inability to offer a fair contract results in a strike.

SECTION 4: To raise awareness of this issue through traditional and social media if opportunities for action present themselves.
I have also attached a copy of the resolution as a PDF for your records.
Thank you for considering the DPLC’s position in this matter, and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. In my opinion as a local taxpayer, lining up with Congressman DeFazio, our local legislators and your own Party seems like a no-brainer. Let’s get this done.

Chris WigDPLC Chair

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President’s Update 11.22.2019

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to express deep gratitude to you all, to share news of growing community support for a fair contract for Lane faculty, and to address next steps.

Thank you to all of you who have written letters to the Board of Education, who attended Monday’s meeting to demonstrate support for a fair faculty contract, and who have expressed support in other ways, and a special thank you to the contributions of our Action Team Chairs, members, department reps, and faculty organizers.

About 130 faculty and community members stood together to demonstrate over concerns about the trajectory of Lane Community College and the decision-making that has led to continued disinvestment in instruction at the college. (One photo below — follow LCCEA Action Team on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for more.) 

Community Support
Supporters include OEA President John Larson, OEA Vice President Reed Scott-Schwalbach, former OEA President Hanna Vaandering, other OEA leaders as well as presidents and leaders from Eugene Education Association, Springfield Education Association, Roseburg and Fern Ridge schools, among others.

In addition, retired faculty members and one retired dean made public statements at the meeting in support of fair compensation for all faculty, movement toward pay equity for part-time faculty, a minimum number of full-time faculty, and the critical need to reverse the trends in college spending and instead invest in the instructional mission.

Both the former student body president, Nick Keough, and the current student body president, Bryant Everett, made strong statements in support of fair compensation for all faculty. (See attached.)

Support from Legislators
There has been a groundswell of support among community leaders as well. In addition to US Congressman Peter DeFazio, State Representatives John Lively, Marty Wilde, and Julie Fahey as well as State Senators Lee Beyer and Floyd Prozanski have expressed support for a fair faculty contract.

State Senator Floyd Prozanski wrote an incredibly strong letter to LCC President Hamilton and Board Chair Eyster urging them to come to a “quick, fair resolution” in faculty contract negotiations. (See attached.) He explained that the legislature intended the additional funding provided to community colleges to be invested in the types of salary adjustments LCCEA seeks, such as COLAs and part-time faculty salary schedule changes.

Sen. Prozanski writes, “The Legislature made education funding a key focus during the 2019 session, including increased funding for community colleges. I’m pleased this investment and additional savings brought an additional $2 million to LCC. However, part of our intention with these investments was to ensure that education jobs remained good jobs — jobs where we could recruit and retain an experienced and motivated workforce to educate our students.”
“The investments that LCCEA seeks in COLAs and in adjustments to part-time faculty pay represent the kind of investments I had hoped to see. I urge you to come to a quick and fair resolution, so LCC can remain focused on its mission of education.”
It is imperative that the College make these investments, lest LCC risk undermining the ability to seek support and funding from the legislature in the future.

State Representative Julie Fahey wrote a compelling letter (also attached) in support of a fair faculty contract expressing concerns that, “Decisions about internal spending have led to a disinvestment in faculty, with faculty FTE down 20% and management FTE up 9% since 2012.” “But the success of LCC and those students can only be as great as the faculty we are able to hire and retain for the long term. While pay and benefits are not the driving reason for most who enter a teaching career, we can still ensure they are being compensated well enough to support their families and to enable them to focus on their teaching.”

The LCCEA is grateful for the support of so many local legislators who have advocated on our behalf for an investment in faculty and in the college mission.

Next steps
There are two bargaining sessions remaining this term: Monday 11/25 (noon – 5 p.m.) and Monday 12/2 (1 p.m.-5 p.m.). We remain optimistic that the Board of Education and College Administration have heard the faculty and the community and that the College will come prepared to demonstrate a real commitment to faculty and to do the work at the bargaining table necessary to reach a reasonable agreement.  
At the same time, given that the contract expired June 30, if the parties do not reach agreement by the end of the term, we will need to proceed to the next step in collective bargaining, which is formal mediation. 
We know that many faculty members have questions about next steps and options to address the lack of a contract agreement. Please save the date for Wednesday, January 8 at 3 p.m. (week 1 of Winter term) for a meeting open to all LCCEA members where we will answer questions and discuss in detail: bargaining, timelines, and next steps.

In the meantime, faculty are standing together, and our community and our legislators are standing with us.

With appreciation,

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Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski shows support of LCCEA

Oregon Senator Floyd Prozanski wrote LCC President Hamilton and Board Chair Eyster urging them to come to a “quick, fair resolution” in faculty contract negotiations. 

Sen. Prozanski writes, “The Legislature made education funding a key focus during the 2019 session, including increased funding for community colleges. I’m pleased this investment and additional savings brought an additional $2 million to LCC. However, part of our intention with these investments was to ensure that education jobs remained good jobs — jobs where we could recruit and retain an experienced and motivated work force to educate our students.”

“The investments that LCCEA seeks in COLAs and in adjustments to part-time faculty pay represent the kind of investments I had hoped to see. I urge you to come to a quick and fair resolution, so LCC can remain focused on its mission of education.”

LCCEA deeply appreciates the support of the Senator Prozanski and the recognition of the intended purpose of state investment in community colleges and the importance of maintaining the educational value of LCC to its students through adequate faculty compensation.  #PTFTFacultyUnited #SupportLCCFaculty #Red4Ed 

See Sen. Prozanski’s email to President Hamilton and Board Chair Eyster supporting our faculty by clicking on the link below:

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Bargaining Update 11.15.19

LCC Faculty Colleagues,

Your LCCEA Bargaining Team met with College representatives on Friday. Please see attached summary comparison of proposals.

The College made an updated proposal including the following:
* Full-time faculty step “freeze” this year with 1/2 steps July 1 and Jan 1 for each of the next two years
* FT faculty COLAs of 1%, 1.25%, and 1.5% for the three years
* PT faculty COLAs of 1.5%, 2.0%, 2.5% for the three years
* Elimination of Sec 125 in 2021
* Elimination of faculty access to health clinic
* Add 1/2 steps at the top in 2021 for both PT and FT
* 1 additional paid contract day for contracted faculty but only 4 additional hours of inservice pay for part-time faculty
* Restructuring of part-time faculty coaches stipends based on a formula
* Equitable treatment of part-time flight tech faculty on college closure days

While the College’s proposal represents some movement, especially for part-time coaches who have salaries below the regular part-time faculty salary schedule, the total amount dedicated to faculty compensation would still fall considerably below the total average amounts from the last ten years, including years when the college faced significant budget deficits. According to the college’s own calculation methods, the total cost for the three years would be roughly 2/3 of the average amount calculated for faculty compensation increases.

Remaining challenges include:
• The college offer will not make a significant shift in reversing the trends that have resulted in college disinvestment in the instructional mission (with current investment in instruction at only 35.4% of operating expenditures for FY18, the most recent year’s data).
• Full-time faculty who are step eligible this year would receive disparate treatment and suffer lost wages for the rest of their careers under the college’s proposal. The college did mention the possibility of making a one time payment that would remedy disparate treatment of full-time faculty who were placed on the salary schedule under the old placement system which would mitigate this impact, but the permanent loss of a step in future years would affect step-eligible faculty every year with reduced salaries.
• The College’s proposal does move slightly to improve part-time faculty compensation but would still leave PT faculty at only 61.9% of FT salaries after three years (an increase of 1.6% from 60.6%) with part-time faculty on steps 1- 6.5 with annual salaries still less than $20,000 at half time, and part-time faculty on steps 1-9 (on 15 step schedule) still eligible for food stamps with a family of two.
• The college offer to have a minimum of 209 full-time faculty positions by year three is still 10 positions less than college actual expenditures for full-time faculty FTE last year. (The College reported to the Board of Education in October spending the equivalent of 17 full-time positions in temporary faculty contracts and faculty overloads to meet student demand when there was a dearth of available instructors in certain disciplines last year. Due to the unplanned addition of so many temporary contracts and overloads, the College expenses for full-time faculty amounted to 219.4 FTE even though there were far fewer permanent full-time faculty last year. The money is there for full-time positions as is the demonstrated need. The College budgeted $1.3M for new contracted faculty positions this year, but full-time faculty numbers remain lower this year than last and that funding remains unused. The College continues to replace most vacant contracted faculty positions with new part-time faculty hires, hiring 40 new part-time faculty in the past year.)

The Action Team is hosting a dinner on Monday at 5 in the cafeteria where faculty will be joined by OEA leaders, community members, students, staff, and retirees for a brief rally at 5:30 p.m. before the Board meeting. All faculty are cordially invited to attend the event and following Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m.

Please see attached letter of support from U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio. LCCEA has also received notice of support for a fair faculty contract from OR state Representative Marty Wilde, and OR state Senators Beyer and Prozanski.
Your LCCEA Bargaining Team: Kelly Collins Adrienne Mitchell Russell Shitabata Nancy Wood

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Congressman Peter DeFazio Writes Letter of Support for Pay Equity

U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio wrote LCC President Hamilton urging her and the Lane Community College Board of Education to offer a fair contract proposal that adequately compensates both full-time and part-time faculty. He notes that “LCC depends on the strong commitment of all faculty to teaching” and that “faculty are essential to the institutional success of LCC.”

LCCEA deeply appreciates the support of the Congressman and the recognition of the essential role of faculty in the fulfillment of the Lane Community College mission. The faculty call on LCC to adequately fund instruction and to invest in all faculty.

“LCC depends on the strong commitment of all faculty to teaching”

“…faculty are essential to the institutional success of LCC.”

U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio

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Attend the upcoming board meeting!!

LCC Faculty Colleagues,
We’ve just been notified of this time change.  Join us this Monday, November 18, for the board meeting from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and wear red.  For a free meal before the meeting, come to the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m.  We will walk over to the board meeting together at 5:45 p.m.
The top 10 reasons to attend the board meeting are to:
10. Support the hard work of your Bargaining Team – Kelly Collins, Adrienne Mitchell, Russell Shitabata and Nancy Wood.
9. Get a free meal from Cafe’ Yumm before the meeting.
8. Show off your red t-shirts/outfits. There will be a prize for the best “dressed in red.”
7. Stand with a record number of faculty, classified staff and community members in packing the Board room.
6. Socialize with your colleagues and solve all the world’s other problems.
5. Take a break from the NFL because the football game will be a blow out anyway.
4. Celebrate National Vichyssoise Day!
3. Have a really good reason to hit the pause button on your grading.
2. Support pay equity for part-time faculty.
1. Observe the look on the faces of the Board Members when they receive special gifts.
Also, if you haven’t yet, please take a few moments to send a letter to the Board/President Hamilton.  Here’s the link  
You will be asked to enter your email address, name, and address, but you can simply use 4000 E 30th Ave for the address (LCC’s address) if you would like.

You will have the option to send a pre-written message, and it only takes literally seconds to send, OR you can edit the subject line and message by clicking in the fields and typing a message.
In appreciation and solidarity,

Wendy Simmons & Lee Imonen, LCCEA Action Team Co-Chairs
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Update for Faculty 3.18.19

18 October 2019

Dear Colleagues,
I’m writing with a quick update from Wednesday’s tremendous action at the Board meeting. About 65 faculty members attended — filling the Boardroom seats, aisle, and spilling into the hallway. Faculty members delivered the life-sized “Fair Contract Now” letter to the Board and College Administration with more than 120 faculty signatures. (We lost count! Photos below.)
Fourteen faculty members spoke sharing compelling stories of hardships faced by part-time faculty, the impact of large class sizes on student success and retention, the disparities and inequities of the two-tiered faculty system, the continued decrease in full-time positions at LCC, the College’s (still incomplete) contractual obligation to document workload, the numerous financial sacrifices made by faculty over recent years, the problems of the college’s proposals such as undermining part-time seniority, and the reasonableness of the faculty proposal.
The Wednesday evening action was inspiring and moving and an excellent step toward ensuring that the Board and Administration hear this important faculty message. 
Over several years, the College has effectively disinvested in the mission by dedicating a decreasing proportion of operating expenditures to instruction from 40.0% in FY16 to 37.2% in FY17, and 35.1% in FY18, well below the national average of 41.6% for public community colleges. 
Your LCCEA proposals in bargaining help shift the college to begin to reinvest in faculty, in instruction, and back toward the central mission of Lane Community College, underscoring the critical importance of this bargain for the overall health of the institution and, ultimately, for students we serve.
Standing together, we are making an impact. At the end of the meeting, Board members called for an Executive Session to discuss collective bargaining and address questions stemming from the testimony provided by faculty, and there has been renewed attention to our proposals and bargaining by the administration.
Thank you to all who came, to all who spoke, to all who shared your stories so that they could be read publicly, and to our amazing Action Team Chairs, Wendy Simmons and Lee Imonen. And thank you to the dozens of faculty who sent messages of support even though you were teaching or away from campus and could not attend.
The next bargaining session is scheduled for October 28, and we expect a reasonable proposal from the College at that time. 
In the meantime, LCCEA will conduct a survey of all faculty, which will be more focused than our most recent bargaining survey. Please keep an eye out for the survey next week. As always, the faculty goals and interests guide the Bargaining Team, so your input is important. The Action Team, Department reps, and Action reps will continue to organize and share ways for you to get involved.
My best,
p.s. If you have any photos from the event or photos of yourself in red, please send them to

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