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AFT 2121 to CCSF admin: Stop premature class cancellations!

AFT 2121 is challenging the new class cancellation policy that threatens to shut out more students from CCSF and cut faculty jobs and income. See President Tim Killikelly’s letter to the Board and Chancellor below. If this policy of cutting classes prior to semester start is not rescinded, AFT will follow with a mass grievance. Is your class being impacted by premature class cuts? Please sign on to this grievance by emailing AFT 2121 at aft@aft2121.org.

Dear Board of Trustees and Chancellor Lamb:

AFT recently learned of the new “Fall 2016 management enrollment policy” (attached) that sets an August 3, 2016 deadline for cancelling classes with 8 or fewer students, and  August 10 for classes with 9 or fewer, and other more aggressive deadlines than in the past. Closing classes before they have been given every opportunity to enroll, especially when SF residents are being courted by Skyline College, and when CCSF is awaiting the next round of ACCJC review, seems wrong-headed and contrary to the goal of recouping lost enrollment. Anecdotally, we are hearing from full-time faculty who have 3 or even 4 classes with under 9 students enrolled, or part-time faculty with under-enrolled classes who desperately need time to recruit students. Noncredit classes typically take even longer to enroll as SFUSD starts up after summer break.

We call on the Board of Trustees and administration to rescind this policy and instead allow as many classes as possible the chance to extend through the add/drop period before cancelling due to low enrollment. Premature closures will needlessly deny student access to CCSF and cause employment and income loss to faculty. If we do not hear from you by the end of this week, we will proceed with a formal grievance over class cancellation policies.

Sincerely,

Tim Killikelly
President AFT 2121

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CCSF faculty reach Tentative Contract Agreement with CCSF District administration

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Victory! After a more than year-long fight for a contract that will protect educational quality at CCSF, faculty members of the AFT 2121 rank-and-file bargaining team and the CCSF District Administration have reached a tentative contract agreement. The goal of AFT 2121’s contract campaign was to win a contract that supports the College that San Francisco deserves. This Tentative Agreement will support faculty in delivering quality and accessible public higher education. During the last few years faculty at City College of San Francisco have gone above and beyond to defend, improve, and rebuild our College. Our united power was clearly demonstrated during our high-participation strike, which was supported by community, students and elected officials, and moved the District to make a deal before the issuance of the fact finding report. We did not give into the District’s tactics of trying to divide students from faculty and pit faculty against each other. That was key to reaching our goals. We believe this contract will support the City College that San Francisco deserves, and would not have happened without the immense support of CCSF students, elected leaders, and our community. Thank you.

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AFT 2121 Tentative Agreement with CCSF District Administration signed, 7/11/16

With regard to the additional 2% increase which becomes permanent if the 11/16 parcel tax passes, the increase is ongoing through 2017/18, and would hopefully become permanent thereafter. View the full Tentative Agreement from 7/11/16.

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President’s Message: Tentative Agreement on contract reached

The goal of our contract campaign was to win a contract without concessions that supports the College that San Francisco deserves, and make sure that our Union would emerge more organized, united and stronger to continue the struggles yet to come. This Tentative Agreement will support faculty in delivering quality and accessible public higher education. During the last few years faculty at City College of San Francisco have gone above and beyond to defend improve and rebuild our College. Our united power was clearly demonstrated during our high-participation strike, which was supported by community, students and elected officials, and moved the District to make a deal before the issuance of the fact finding report. We did not give into the District’s tactics of trying to divide students from faculty and pit faculty against each other. That was key to reaching our goals.

The Executive Board and the Negotiating Team have unanimously recommended support for the Tentative Agreement to our Delegate Assembly and membership.

I also want to give special thanks to all the members of our Negotiating team who have volunteered countless hours to help make this happen.

This Tentative Agreement has significant gains on pay. In addition to restoring the lost salary step advancement from 2009/10, we negotiated an additional step on the schedule for all faculty. All our members will see an 11.4% increase in salary by 2017/18, with retro pay of 9.4% for 15/16. The majority of our membership will get a step restoration or step increase, which will bring total pay for most of our members by 17/18 to at least a 14% increase.

We made some progress on our goal of moving all lab loads toward load factor 1. The lowest labs factor (0.67) has been eliminated, and those labs will now be paid at the 0.75 rate. The District refused to move further. We hope to make further progress in our next round of negotiations.

The agreement includes:

2015/16

A retroactive on-going pay increase of 9.4%. (3.7% restoration, 1.02% COLA plus 4.68%)

A “lookback” for possible additional money (if there is additional unanticipated funds available at the end of the year, we will negotiate for our share of increases to employee compensation)

2016/17

0.67 load factor is removed and will be replaced by 0.75.

1% ongoing increase to base salary for all members

For a majority of our members:

-Restoration of lost step (from a 2.6% to 4.0% increase depending on an individual’s current position in the salary schedule)

-New step 17 for full-timers and step 13 for part-timers (from a 2.6% to 4.0% increase depending on an individual’s current position in the salary schedule)

A “lookback” for possible additional money

2017/18

Projected 1% increase (state COLA)

Potential additional increases subject to enrollment growth formula.

A “lookback” for possible additional money

Total increase over the life of the contract (including additional steps): 14% or more

We were not able to unlock all of these moneys without agreeing to some conditions.

2.0% of the raise from 15/16 will be ongoing from 11/16 and thereafter only if the District desired early renewal of the parcel tax passes:  The District also agrees that:

1) the Parcel Tax oversight committee shall meet and issue its report;

2) the District will report expenditures in a transparent manner; and

3) the District does not anticipate requesting a waiver of 50% law for 15/16 or 16/17 and agrees it will consult in good faith with AFT if it believes that such a waiver may be necessary.

Additionally, 2.68% ongoing from 15/16 through 17/18 will continue thereafter based on a formula to be calculated in 17/18:

The formula states that for every 500 FTES above current enrollment that City College grows, AFT 2121 members will receive an additional 1% increase in ongoing salary.

The 2.68% will be ongoing for the life of the contract (from 15/16 through 17/18). It will continue thereafter only if enrollment growth targets are met, and additional money is possible if even greater growth occurs.

The team felt comfortable agreeing to this condition because 1) this formula is more reasonable than prior proposed formulas based on “productivity” and is realistic to achieve, especially if our Free City College plan occurs and 2) if the goals are not achieved, we will still receive the money for the life of the contract and can re-negotiate terms in 2017-18.

Non-economic issues:

We were able to reach a compromise on the most contentious non-economic issues. The District backed off on the worst provisions of their evaluation proposal that would have corrupted the integrity of the peer evaluation process.

Although the District refused to budge on our proposal to reduce class size minimums, we beat back a concession desired by the District that would have made it easier for them to cancel low-enrolled classes, keeping current contract language.

They refused to accept our proposal on conference lab and music lab. However, faculty who were previously teaching conferences will continue to be held harmless in terms of pay or load credit if those courses are changed to labs.

After indicating a willingness to provide lifetime health benefits for categorical full time employees, the administration rescinded their offer. We will continue to push for this in future negotiations.

Together over the last 4 years we have endured so much at the hands of the ACCJC, Special Trustees and administration. This Tentative Agreement was only was possible because of our resolve and unity. Let’s continue to move forward together.

Details about next steps in the process of member ratification will follow.

In Unity,

Tim Killikelly
President, AFT 2121

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