The contract ratification vote on the tentative collective bargaining agreement between the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) unit of the Massachusetts Community College Council/MTA/NEA (“Association”) and the Board of Higher Education/Council of Community College Presidents shall be conducted by mail ballot.
All materials, including the ballot, were mailed directly to all unit members during the week of November 16th, 2009. In the event you that you are a MCCC DCE bargaining unit member and you do not receive a mail ballot, contact the MCCC Office at (508) 890-6688. All ballots must be sealed in the proper envelope and received in the MCCC Office before 4:00 p.m. on December 10, 2009.
The proposed agreement contains an agency fee provision. If the Agreement is ratified by a majority of those voting, the agency fee provision will require each bargaining unit member who elects not to join or to maintain membership in the Association to pay the Association, on an annual basis, an agency fee as a condition of employment. The amount of agency fee for the 2009-2010 membership year is $206.01 for DCE instructors earning $6,000 or more per membership year, and $139.58 for those earning less than $6,000 per membership year. The membership year is July 1 – June 30.
The ratification vote is open to all employees in the DCE bargaining unit who are covered by the proposed Agreement, regardless of their membership or non-membership in the Association. All employees in the bargaining unit are eligible to vote by secret ballot.
All sealed ballots will be opened and tabulated at the MCCC Office on December 10, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. All members of the bargaining unit are welcome to observe.
The Association’s most recent financial report, in the form of a balance sheet, is available for inspection during regular business hours at the MCCC Office. The current collective bargaining agreement as well as the proposed agreement are available on the MCCC website: http://mccc-union.org.
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