News: District Statement: OFFER TO FACULTY UNION TO EXPIRE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
The Pasadena Area Community College District (PACCD) continues to negotiate with the Pasadena City College Faculty Association (PCCFA) in order to reach a successor agreement to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that expired June 30, 2012.
After nearly seven months of negotiations, the district reports that the PCCFA has made no response or proposal on the cost-savings measures the district has proposed to increase access to classes for students.
The PCCFA has proposed significant increases in compensation and benefits without identifying any new state funding or revenue source to pay for them. Nor has the faculty union accepted any of the district’s proposals that would make thousands of additional class seats available to students. The PCCFA has rejected the district’s proposals despite being offered a salary increase and benefits package that is among the most generous in the state.
“The Board of Trustees has reluctantly reached the conclusion that the Faculty Association has no intention of seriously considering and engaging the District’s offer,” said Geoffrey Baum, president of the PACCD Board of Trustees. “Therefore the board unequivocally reaffirms its deadline on the current offer of Monday, November 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m., after which the offer will be revoked.”
The district has released its current offer to the PCCFA. In addition to the increased salary and benefits the district has offered to full-time faculty, the district has offered to extend the 3.5 percent salary increase over three years to all adjunct faculty (hourly part time).
The district has also proposed to protect adjunct faculty from any reduction in compensation should the conversion to the Carnegie hour result in fewer classroom contact hours. Adjunct faculty would continue to be paid for 54 contact hours.
The district’s offer is a “win-win” that balances increased salary and benefits in return for reasonable cost-effective measures. The district has communicated to the PCCFA its hope that all full-time and all part-time faculty will be given the opportunity to review the entire district offer and vote on it before the Nov. 5 deadline.
The last negotiation meeting occurred on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Superintendent-President Mark Rocha attended and informed the PCCFA that the District’s negotiating team has cleared its schedule for ‘round the clock negotiations through the Nov. 5 deadline. The PCCFA leadership declined to meet again until Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
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Release Date: 10/30/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315