You are invited to attend a Forum for Part-time Faculty on Tuesday, January 21, 4-5 PM, location TBA. Hosted by the LCCEA, this forum provides an opportunity to discuss current issues with union representatives, voice your concerns, and learn about your rights and ways of supporting the union.
Our main agenda item for this month’s forum is a possible agreement that would resolve an Association grievance and modify/clarify Article 34 language on course assignment by seniority. This “near agreement” includes strong language assuring a 5+roundup annual course load for more senior PT faculty members, and includes provisions for those who have been harmed because of a misinterpretation of the contract language during the 2013-2014 academic year. We will answer your questions about the possible agreement, talk about implementation, and ask for your feedback.
Additional agenda items include:
• An update on bargaining
• Ways of protecting part-time faculty positions at a time of declining enrollment
• Part-time participation in union activity
Jim Salt, LCCEA President / Polina Kroik, LCCEA Vice President for Part-time Faculty