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On Jan. 13, 2014, after months of negotiations, the MCCC DCE Bargaining Team shook hands with management on a new DCE Tentative Agreement covering all faculty who teach courses on semester by semester assignments. Members ratified the contract by 95%. One issue is holding up salary increases for all members.
The union had long been trying to increase the amount paid for the laboratory component of science courses, which had been calculated at 66% of the lecture time. It was agreed to increase the ratio to 74%.
Both sides had reviewed the tentative agreement for accuracy, and management had no corrections. As the MCCC Board was scheduling the ratification vote of the TA to our members, management claimed that a mistake was made and that they only intended to increase the ratio to 71%. Members ratified the contract 2001 to 92.
Members should speak with their individual college presidents and trustees.
And tell them that:
- The MCCC has indisputable evidence that a clear and explicit agreement was reached over the calculation of lab component salary.
- The union has filed a bad-‐faith bargaining charge and will participate in an investigation at the Division of Labor Relations on April 15.
- The lab ratio affects faculty in many of those STEM subjects that the state is most concerned about advancing.
- Reneging on a settled Agreement erodes the members’ trust in, and the integrity of, the collective bargaining process.
Our community college presidents have the power to resolve the situation. Urge them to settle the issue NOW!
DCE Contract Action Alert What is the cost difference to the colleges?
- $3.86 per week for Step 1 faculty
- $4.40 per week for Step 2 faculty
- $4.53 per week for Step 3 faculty
- $4.60 per week for Step 4 faculty
MCCC DELEGATE ASSEMBLY
8:30 – 9:30 am
Delegate Registration &Continental Breakfast
Call to Order 9:30 am
Adopt the Order of Business
Approval of Minutes
Adopt the Standing Rules
Appoint Minutes Review Committee
President Joe LeBlanc
Vice President / S.A.C. Donnie McGee
Greetings from the MTA
Review of the FY 15 Budget – Phil Mahler
Adoption of the FY 15 Budget
Bylaws and Rules Proposals – Claudine Barnes
Come to the State House to advocate for revenues for community colleges, state universities and UMass on
Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Meet at MTA Headquarters, 20 Ashburton Place,
between 8-10 a.m., then join with fellow advocates for public education at the State House.
WHAT: Massachusetts Public Higher Education Advocacy Day
WHEN: March 5, 2014, 10 a.m.
(Kickoff rally at 10 a.m., lunch provided)
WHERE: Massachusetts State House
NON-TENURED AND TENURED FACULTY IN AN EVALUATION YEAR – The tabulated data from the Fall 2013 student evaluations for full-time faculty in an evaluation are due today – January 23 and these student evaluations will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor in the summary evaluations on February 1. The student evaluation process is a stand alone evaluation and no decile rankings, department averages, division averages, and college averages are allowed. If your summary evaluation and/or student evaluation comments include any comparative analysis, please contact your chapter leadership so they can pursue an individual or chapter grievance.
TENURED FACULTY IN NON-EVALUSTION YEAR – Although student evaluations were administered to tenured faculty in a non-evaluation year, the tabulated data from these evaluations shall be sent only to the tenured faculty member, are not evaluated by the immediate supervisor, and do not become part of any summary evaluation.
Attached is an outline of the Student Evaluation and Summary Evaluation Process.
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952
MCCC full-time day unit members and MCCC part-time day unit members shall receive a 1.75% salary increases effective on the first pay period in January. Day unit members should receive this increase in the January 17, 2014, pay check. The relevant contract language is below:
Effective the first pay period of January 2014 each full-time bargaining unit member on the payroll as of December 31, 2013 will receive a 1.75% salary increase.
Effective the first pay period of January 2014 each part-time bargaining unit member will receive a 1.75% salary increase. The minimum hourly rate for part-time professional staff and faculty members shall be increased by 1.75% so that no part-time professional staff or faculty member shall be compensated at a rate lower than $25.50 per hour.
MCCC Grievance Coordinator
170 Beach Road #52
Salisbury, MA 01952
Please Distribute to all FT Unit Members:
We are approaching the last day of classes and college service and advising forms are due.
College Service – FT Faculty – On the last day of classes, it is required that all full-time faculty submit College Service Activities (Form XIII-E5). On October 15, 2011, faculty submitted a list of college service activities (upper part of this form under #1). In the middle of the form under #2, faculty should list the activities with specific date(s) of participation (if applicable). The “if applicable” language applies to activities that are on-going during a semester and no specific date can be determined. In the lower part of the form under #3, a few immediate supervisors have requested documentation that evidences participation in the college service activities. If this request was made, it should have been done at the beginning of the semester in order to give faculty time to compile documentation as the activity is performed. College service activities include:
- Serving as advisor to student activities;
- Serving on governance, ad hoc, college standing committees, system-wide task forces or committees, or labor-management committees;
- Preparing grant proposals;
- Participating in college, division, department or other related college meetings and/or activities;
- Participation in the improvement and development of academic programs and resources, including recruitment.
- Serving as a department chair/coordinator pursuant to Article XX and college-wide coordinators.
If faculty received reassigned time to perform non-instructional activities such as curriculum development, department chair work, professional development activities, or administrative (non-managerial) duties, then these activities should be listed on the College Service Activities (Form XIII-E5). If there is a report associated with the above-referenced activity, then the report should be attached to the College Service Activities (Form XIII-E5).
Instructional Work -If faculty received reassigned time to perform individualized instruction and/or tutoring services, then these activities should be incorporated in the workload calculations on the Workload Form under the section for Instructional hours for individualized instruction. Individualized instruction and/or tutoring can be performed in faculty offices or in learning centers.
Student Advising – FT Faculty – On the last day of classes, full-time faculty are required to submit a Student Advisement Log – Form XIII-E4 including student’s name, program, date of conference, and recommendation/purpose.
College Service – FT Professional Staff – The professional staff College Service Activities – Form XIII-E5 is due by December 30 and May 30. These college service activities should have been incorporated in the E-7 form that is completed on July 1 of each year. The contractual list of college service activities is:
1. Service as advisor for college-approved student activities;
2. Service on governance, ad hoc, college standing committees, system-wide task forces or committees; or labor-management committees;
3. Preparing grant proposals;
4. Participating in college, division, department or other related college meetings and/or activities as the President of the College or the President’s designee may deem appropriate;
5. Participation in the improvement and development of academic programs and resources, including recruitment.
Student Advising – FT Professional Staff – Student advising could be part of a professional staff workload and E-7 if appropriate by inclusion in the list of responsibilities in the classification specifications for the professional staff title. The Student Advisement Log – Form XIII-E4 if appropriately assigned is due on December 30 and May 30 each year.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Professional Staff Off-Campus Days – The day after Thanksgiving - Article 12.04C6 – A professional staff member should request 3 off-campus days per fiscal year (beginning July 1) for participation in off-campus activities. These activities are outside those assigned as part of the regular professional staff workload. These days are basically free days for professional staff to be off campus. There is no reporting requirement. One of these off-campus days shall be the day after Thanksgiving. Professional staff should not be using compensation time, vacation time, or personal leave time for the day after Thanksgiving. The other 2 off-campus days may be granted in half day segments or greater. Such requests shall not be unreasonably denied.
2013-2015 Contract Language