Ventura County Federation of College Teachers AFT Local 1828, AFL-CIO

During negotiations with AFT on November 8, 2017, the VCCCD presented proposals on Articles 3 Salary, 4 Health and Welfare Benefits, 5 Workload and Assignment, 6 Class Size, 13 Department Chairs/Facilitators, 21 Term, and Appendix F Science Labs. The proposals for Articles 3, 4, 5, and 21 were again presented as a package. The District explained to AFT that the proposals were unchanged from the previous bargaining session because the District is at its limits of negotiation and there would be no further substantive offers on the outstanding articles. AFT presented no proposals. The next bargaining session is scheduled for November 17, 2017.

The VCCCD package was for:

Articles 3, 4, 5, and 21.  Essentially, this package offers:

  • 3 years of no cap on District contribution to full-time faculty benefits
  • 3 years of no general increase for full-time faculty
  • 1% general increase for part-time faculty effective 7/1/2017
  • .75% general increase for part-time faculty effective 7/1/2018
  • Up to 6 office hours per semester for part-time faculty
  • Three-year contract term, no re-openers

This offer represents:

 

First Year

Over Two Years

Item

Estimated Cost

PT %

All AFT %

Estimated Cost

PT %

All AFT %

Maximum cost of 6 office hours for part-time faculty

 $      424,105.00

1.56%

0.53%

 $        848,210.00

3.12%

1.06%

Cost of 1% on part-time faculty salary schedule

 $      272,399.00

1.00%

0.34%

 $        817,197.00

2.00%

0.68%

 

 $      696,504.00

2.56%

0.87%

 $     1,665,407.00

5.12%

1.74%

 


 

The District’s and AFT's positions on all open issues as of the last bargaining session on November 8, 2017, were as follows:

 

Article

Last VCCCD Proposal
(Items agreed to but not finalized by AFT are highlighted in blue.)

AFT Proposal

From Previous Sessions

Article 3 – Salary:

 

  1. Package with Articles 3, 4, 5, & 21.
  2. Zero increase for FT faculty during three years of contract.
  3. 1% general increase for PT faculty 7/1/17, and .75% 7/1/18
  4. Salary placement for all instructors now recognizes all teaching and professional experience (for those disciplines that require it). 
  5. CTE faculty may advance salary based on directly related experience.
  6. Part-time faculty may now receive partial pay (up to five hours) for attendance at division and department meetings on non-flex days if they are not already on contract.
  7. Faculty may now earn up to three semesters of salary advance credit in one year, counting summer.
  8. Increased some stipends for dance and music productions.
  9. Removed proposed non-credit language.

In package with 3, 4, 5, 21, & Appendix F.

Increase salary schedule for FT and PT faculty by 1.502% 1.56% effective 7/1/17.

Effective 7/1/18 union automatically gets proportionate share of all increases to COLA funding. (previously all new general funds) No change.

Reduce to 48 from 100 service hours for semester salary credit for non-classroom faculty.

Part-time faculty to receive half full pay for attendance at division and department meetings on non-flex days if they are not already on contract, up to 2 5 hours per semester,  and

Full pay for attending division and department meetings on non-flex days, up to 4 hours

 

Article 4 – Benefits (as package with Article 3)

1.  Proposed status quo for three years (no cap on District contribution to premium).

Proposed status quo for three years (package with Articles 3, 5, 21, Appendix F)

Article 5 – Workload and Assignment

1. Added program review to ancillary duties of faculty.
2. Clarified deadline for bumping upon class cancellation.
3. Increased office hours to 6 per semester, 2 hours per .2 of load.

Reduce extra-large class size to 55 50 from 60.

Reduce increments for large class differential to 15 from 25.

PT faculty office hours 1 per class per semester week, up to 6 per semester.

Appendix F

No change. 

The logic for the list has disappeared over time. We believe that the list needs to be reconstructed with an underlying logic. Further modifications just continue the problem.

Misc. additions (7 11 total) to Appendix F – labs at .75 FTE.

Article 6 – Class Size

 

1. Class maximums will be listed in class schedule.
2. Two weeks before semester start, District will notify affected instructors of all sections assigned to that instructor with enrollment of less than or equal to 25 students or 50% of the sections’ enrollment cap, whichever is lower.

Cap enrollment in public speaking classes to 32.
Cap enrollment in all labs at 24.
Guarantee no cancellation of classes with enrollment of 15 or more.

Article 13 – Department Chairs

 

1. Clarification of chair election procedures.
2. Clarification language about role of department coordinators or directors.
3. Proposals to modify existing departments may come from discipline faculty as well as management.
4. Change calculation for chair reassigned time; some increases.
5. Added some duties to chair:

a.  suggesting faculty for sub assignments as need arises
b.  participation in department budgeting
c.   coordinating review of challenges to requisite challenges and placement exams
d.  additional duties jointly determined by dean and chair, not faculty, and presented in writing

6. Reduce mandatory chair orientation to two years from three.  Include preference of outgoing chair to orient incoming chair.

Two limited time options were presented:

1. Accept our proposal for chair reassigned time, but remove three existing duties from all chairs, OR
2. Accept their chair reassigned time proposal, and increase differential to $300 per month from $250 per month. Retain all chair duties.

If one option is not selected by next negotiation, they will revert to:

1. Their reassigned time allocation
2. $400 monthly chair differential

Article 21 – Term

 

1. Three-year contract, no reopeners.
2. Agree that negotiation procedures apply equally to both parties.

Require full proposals at initial sunshine.

 

 

 


 

Fiscal Report

Most recently, the District delivered presentations on its finances to the community. The presentation is available here.

 

Benefits

The link below provides a ten-year history of overall health insurance premiums and employee contributions toward premiums.

 

Faculty and ASCC Benefits Premium Costs and Employee Contributions

 


 

Initial Proposals

VCCCD Initial Proposal - January 2016

AFT Initial Proposal - January 19, 2016

 


 

Negotiations Dates

 

September 23, 2016

AFT Proposal - Appendix A Negotiating Procedures - September 23, 2016

AFT Handout - VCCCD Initial Proposal - September 23, 2016

AFT Proposal - AFT Initial Proposal - September 23, 2016

October 28, 2016

VCCCD Proposal - Article 1 Effective Dates and Parties to Agreement - October 28, 2016

VCCCD Proposal - Article 2 Recognition - October 28, 2016

AFT Proposal - Article 1 Effective Dates and Parties to Agreement - October 28, 2016

AFT Proposal - Article 2 Recognition - October 28, 2016

November 4, 2016

VCCCD Proposal - Article 2 Recognition - November 4, 2016

AFT Proposal - Article 22 Staff Development - November 4, 2016

AFT Proposal - Article 18 Federation Security Provisions - November 4, 2016

December 2, 2016

VCCCD Proposal - Article 8 Leaves, Section 8.6.E - December 2, 2016

December 16, 2016

AFT Proposal - Article 11 Tenure - December 16, 2016

VCCCD Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - December 16, 2016

AFT Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - December 16, 2016

VCCCD Proposal - Article 18 Federation Security Provisions - December 16, 2016

Tentative Agreement - Article 1 Effective Date and Parties to Agreement - December 16, 2016

January 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - January 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 9 Calendar - January 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - January 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary - Sections 3.4.B(1) Faculty Hourly Salary Schedule and 3.4.D - January 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - January 13, 2017

January 27, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - January 27, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 6 Class Size, Section 6.3 - January 27, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 9 Calendar - January 27, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 11 Tenure - January 27, 2017

February 10, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - February 10, 2017

March 3, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - March 3, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 23 - Distance Education - March 3, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - March 3, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary - March 3, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary, Section 3.1.C-3.2.A - March 3, 2017

March 10, 2017

No proposals exchanged.

March 15, 2017

AFT Proposal - Appendix F Classes Approved for a Load Value of .75 - March 15, 2017

March 17, 2017

AFT Proposal - Appendix D Form A2 Administrator and Peer Evaluation Form for Contract Tenured Faculty - March 17, 2017

March 24, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Appendix D Addendum 02 Administrator and Peer Evaluation Form for Faculty, Tenure Track - March 24, 2017

April 7, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Appendix D Faculty Evaluation - April 7, 2017

April 20, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 8 Leaves, Section 8.5 Parental Leave - April 20, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - April 20, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 4 Health and Welfare Benefits - April 20, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 3 Salary - April 20, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary - April 20, 2017

April 28, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 4 Health and Welfare Benefits - April 28, 2017

May 5, 2017

No proposals exchanged.

May 12, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 18 Federation Security Provisions - May 12, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 18 Federation Security Provisions - May 12, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - May 12, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 11 Tenure - May 12, 2017

May 26, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 11 Tenure - May 26, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 11 Tenure (Version 2) - May 26, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 11 Tenure - May 26, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - May 26, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 8 Leaves, Sections 8.5 and 8.6 - May 26, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 8 Leaves, Sections 8.5 and 8.6 (Version 2) - May 26, 2017

June 2, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 8 Leaves, Sections 8.5 and 8.6 - June 2, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 8 Leaves - June 2, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 24 (New) Academic Freedom - June 2, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 24 (New) Academic Freedom - June 2, 2017

June 9, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 2 Recognition - June 9, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 2 Recognition - June 9, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 22 Faculty Professional Development - June 9, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 22 Faculty Professional Development - June 9, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 23 Distance Education - June 9, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 23 Distance Education - June 9, 2017

June 16, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 9 Calendar - June 16, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 9 Calendar - June 16, 2017

AFT Proposal - Appendix D (Form A1) Faculty Self-Appraisal Report - June 16, 2017

June 28, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 13 Department Chairs/Facilitators - June 28, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary - June 28, 2017

July 7, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - July 7, 2017

August 30, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 3 Salary - August 30, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - August 30, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - August 30, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation- August 30, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 13 Department Chairs/Facilitators- August 30, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 21 Term - August 30, 2017

October 4, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - October 4, 2017

AFT Proposal - Appendix F Classes Approved for a Load Value of .75 - October 4, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - October 4, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 12 Evaluation - October 4, 2017

Tentative Agreement - Article 12 Evaluation - October 4, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 13 Department Chairs/Facilitators - October 4, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 21 Term - October 4, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary - October 4, 2017

October 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 3 Salary - October 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 4 Health and Welfare Benefits - October 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 21 Term - October 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - October 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 13 Department Chairs/Facilitators - October 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Appendix F Science Labs - October 13, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - October 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 21 Term - October 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary - October 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 4 Health and Welfare Benefits - October 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - October 13, 2017

AFT Proposal - Appendix F Classes Approved for a Load Value of .75 - October 13, 2017

November 1, 2017

VCCCD Package Proposal Cover Sheet - November 1, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 3 Salary - November 1, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 4 Health and Welfare Benefits - November 1, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - November 1, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 21 Term - November 1, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Appendix F Science Labs - November 1, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - November 1, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 13 Department Chairs/Facilitators - November 1, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 3 Salary - November 1, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 4 Health and Welfare Benefits - November 1, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - November 1, 2017

AFT Proposal - Article 21 Term - November 1, 2017

AFT Proposal - Appendix F Classes Approved for a Load Value of .75 - November 1, 2017

November 8, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 3 Salary - November 8, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 4 Health and Welfare Benefits - November 8, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 5 Workload and Assignment - November 8, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 6 Class Size - November 8, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 13 Department Chairs/Facilitators - November 8, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Article 21 Term - November 8, 2017

VCCCD Proposal - Appendix F Science Labs - November 8, 2017