The faculty received support and support from Vermont Legal Aid.` We also organize a list of mentors from unemployment faculties, who provide support to faculties that are using this theme. Under the new treaty, “the administration of the Union makes available the value of one (1) three credit courses to be offered to an EU official or a member of the faculty designated by the Union for THE Activity of the Union.” This proposal provides for the union to allocate this scholarship in three ways in order to have three elected union positions and subject to scholarships to carry out union work, including the development of affiliations and the handling of complaints. All of this, and more, was achieved in our first collective agreement with the College. But much remains to be done. We are still paid less than other vsCS part-time faculties. We are forced to take long courses, such as the introduction to online learning, without pay. Recruitment procedures need to be strengthened to ensure that faculty members can count on a position. Overall, the administration should consult with the Union on all important and minor academic decisions and decisions that affect the well-being of faculty members. The 16% reduction is a compromise, said Cline, who said the administration`s initial proposal was much smaller and made the faculty “a lower rate than any other VSC employee, union or non-union employee.” If the two parties reach a final agreement, the four-year contract will expire in August 2022 (the previous contract expired in August 2018). Clarifications: An earlier version of this story referred imprecisely to the action of the faculty.
Members accepted a proposal to compare the facts. “The faculty is ready for this conflict to be over so that we can move forward together,” Cline said. For a variety of reasons, this proposal involves the formal integration of our bargaining unit with the other faculty bargaining units within the VSC system. We are making this proposal for a number of reasons, including: she said on behalf of the faculty that the compromise is like a fair agreement. The administration agreed, although it disputed a recommendation. “The faculty is ready to take a few moves to support the future of the institution,” said Cline. “That is why they voted overwhelmingly in favour of this very reasonable regulation.” Under this proposal, we, the CCV faculty, should choose to join the existing VSC faculty association, we would accept the amount of fees currently paid by its union members, i.e. 1% of their salary. This is the same amount of all the other premises in AFT Vermont (with the exception of NURSES at UVMMC who have decided to pay a little more). What it means is official! We signed our very first faculty contract at CCV! So much hard work, commitment and commitment were discussed. Congratulations to all of you.
Thank you especially to our negotiating team! Elisabeth Garretson Lehr, Emily Casey Kathleen Moore, Laura Gannon Murakami, Valerie Welter, Jill Mudcock, Luigi Colasanto, Peter Money, Victor P. Ehly, Jean Cannon… as well as Carla and Bill! Of course, many of you have. Together, we are stronger! This is a historic first step for our union and our college. We are deeply concerned that CCV/VSCS is currently appealing the faculty`s applications. We have not heard from other employers that reduce the workload and then actively block workers` attempts to maintain unemployment. After more than a year and a half of negotiations, the faculties of Vermont State Colleges voted to approve the recommendations of a fact-seeker for a new contract with the administration.