Nomination Form

Please find attached the nomination form for the upcoming elections for positions in the STCC/PA MCCC Union.

Nomination Form

Positions to be filled:

President

Vice-President

Treasurer

Secretary

MCCC Director

At-Large Member, Full-time Faculty

America Needs Union Jobs

Janus v. AFSCME is an attack on workers’ collective bargaining rights and collective power.

The Janus case is an attempt by wealthy special interests to undermine the power of working men and women when they organize, bargaincollectively and fight for a better life for themselves, their families and the community — for the public good.

Corporate privatizers, CEOs and billionaires are behind the case.

The same forces that brought us Question 2 — and that are seeking to privatize and shrink public education and other services — are behindthis case. They include the Koch brothers, the Waltons and the State Policy Network, a well‐funded group of right‐wing think tanks whoseprimary goal is to “defund and defang” public employee unions.

We are standing up today for our right to build strong unions and protect workers, their families and our communities.

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the Janus case. We are standing in solidarity with union members across the country tosupport our right to join and build unions to give workers a collective voice.

Unions benefit working people and the common good.

  •  Unionized workers benefit when we can organize collectively to negotiate for fair pay and benefits and good working conditions.Weakening unions leads to lower compensation — which is what our opponents want. Since public employee unions were gutted inWisconsin in 2011, for example, median pay and benefits for teachers in the state have declined by $10,842.

  •  Non‐union workers benefit because compensation rises for everyone when unions are able to negotiate fair pay and benefits. Whenunions are strong, all workers are stronger. When unions are weak, income inequality grows.

  •  The general public benefits because unions advocate for laws and policies that help everyone, including health and safety regulations,retirement security, employer‐supported health insurance, due process rights, equal pay for equal work, paid family and medical leave, andracial and economic justice.

  •  Students benefit from educators’ unions. That’s because educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. For example,unions advocate for small class sizes since teachers can meet individual student needs better in smaller classes — benefiting both teachersand students. It’s no surprise that studies show student performance is higher in states with high rates of educator unionization than in so‐called “Right to Work” states.

Info: Kevin Brousseau, kbrousseau@massaflcio.org.

Special PA/AUC Meeting – 11/15/17

The special, joint meeting of the AUC and PA, November 15th 12:15-1:00 will be in the main lecture hall, room 102 in building 17.  At that time, we will take names for one person from the AUC and one person from the PA, to represent each body on the AVP search committee.
Anyone who can not attend, and wants to put in his/her name for nomination, should email Michele (mnash@stcc.edu) or Nick (camerota@stcc.edu) directly with the subject line “AVP search committee/” and then indicate if you are applying to represent the AUC or the PA.
Each candidate, who has been nominated and seconded, will have the opportunity to address the body for two minutes. Voting will be cast by ballot, at the end of the meeting.
Refreshments will not be available during this special meeting.

PA Meeting – Monday, October 23, 2017

The next PA Meeting will be held Monday, October 23, 2017 during the college hour.  The meeting will take place in Building 2, Room 703/704.
Pizza, soda and water will be served.
The agenda for the meeting will be emailed  prior to the October 23rd meeting.

 

Special PA/AUC Meeting – 10/04/17

The Bill of Particulars related to a vote of no confidence in President John B. Cook has been drawn up in accordance with the joint resolution passed by the membership of the STCC Professional Association and the All Unit Congress.
The leadership of both bodies have scheduled a joint emergency meeting for Wednesday, October 4, 2017, to review and discuss this document. The meeting will begin at 12:15pm in Building 17, Room 102.
Should a motion to vote on a no confidence resolution pass during this meeting, a referendum will be conducted at the meeting by secret ballot rather than a voice vote. Details regarding absentee ballots for college employees (below the rank of director) will be provided soon.
For the STCC PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION:
Michele Nash                                                        
Robert  Rodgers
For the ALL UNIT CONGRESS:
Irma Garcia-Zingarelli
Nicholas Camerota

STCC-PA/AUC Meeting – 09/20/17

Urgent Reminder:  The STCC-PA and the All Unit Congress will hold a joint meeting Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 12:15pm on the 7th floor of building 2.
The text of a resolution proposed at last Friday’s AUC will be available for review and discussion.  All PA and AUC members are strongly urged to attend this important joint meeting.  Please spread the word and ask others to join us.  Thank you.

Contrat Administration Tip – Course Materials

Full-time and Part-time Day Unit Faculty Course Materials Under the Day Contract – – Please Note-This does not apply to DCE day/evening/weekend/summer adjunct faculty (DCE Contract Applies) 
Faculty are required to distribute course materials  to each student and forward a copy to the immediate supervisor prior to the conclusion of the add/drop period.  The course materials shall include all materials listed on the attached Checklist for Course Materials. (Form XIII-E2).
NEW COURSE MATERIALS
Please note that Course Materials Form E-2 has new requirements in the 2015-2018 Contract which I have underlined on the attached form.  Student Learning Outcomes  (SLOs) have been added to the form along with a principles statement (Attached).  This SLO principle statement provides protective language for faculty as follows:
1) SLOs are faculty-driven.
2) Protects academic freedom rights during the process of producing SLOs.
3) Ensures that SLOs will not be evaluated in any way, including the content of SLOs, students achievement of SLOs, the results of SLO assessments, or the methods used to assess the SLOs.
4)  Provides protections regarding how SLO information is used and distributed.
5) Provides  administrative support and funding for SLO training and professional development that may include, but not limited to, reassigned time, stipends, and other related items
PROCESS AND ACADEMIC FREEDOM
As in the past, the confidentiality of all course materials shall be maintained and the  employer may not distribute these materials to anyone without your permission.  The immediate supervisor must return all course materials to the  faculty member by the end of the fifth (5th) week of classes.  If items on the checklist are missing or if the immediate supervisor has concerns, the faculty member will be advised in writing and will be given fourteen (14) calendar days to submit the missing items and respond to the concerns.
The intent of this 14 day response period serves two (2) purposes:
1)  To give the faculty member the opportunity to correct an oversight without a negative comment being placed in the summary evaluation.
2)  To insure that students have all of the items on the checklist.
NB: Please note that faculty have full freedom in the selection of course materials. If the faculty member believes that a directive from the immediate supervisor to change the course materials infringes upon academic freedom,  then the faculty member has the right to initiate the grievance process.   Full freedom in selecting course materials includes full freedom to:
1) Select all reading materials,
2) Adopt SLOs,
3) Adopt teaching procedures,
4) Give Assignments and/or supplemental reading,
5) Select tests,
6) Determine the basis for student grading,
7) Determine the criteria for evaluating student performance, and
8) Determine attendance policy.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Dennis Fitzgerald
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952

email mcccfitzy@comcast.net
tel   978-255-2798
fax  978-255-2896