LCC Faculty Colleagues,
Your LCCEA Bargaining Team met with the College again on Monday and made the attached proposal.
The teams had a productive discussion and made progress on a number of issues, including movement toward agreement on:
* protection from loss of salary for faculty who exhaust leave but are required to quarantine;
* appropriate PPE for face-to-face work;
* remote work options for faculty at-risk; and
* accommodations for faculty not at-risk but who request a remote work accommodation or other alternatives, if remote work is not possible, such as the option to use paid or unpaid leave.
One substantial point of disagreement is whether the college assigns faculty to teach synchronously when providing remote instruction.
In addition, we proposed a process that would allow faculty whose requests to teach face-to-face are denied to appeal on the basis of instructional and student learning needs to a Faculty Council appointed committee, which would make recommendations about the disposition of the appeal. The College voiced strong objections to creation of an appeal process and such a committee.
The teams will meet again next Monday.
Your LCCEA Bargaining Team