Check out the story that the Macomb Daily ran today:
"Adjunct Professors Agree to New Contract with Macomb Community College," by Don Gardner.
Faculty members carrying picket signs gathered at the college's Clinton Township Center Campus in October 2018.
David Angell--For The Macomb Daily
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Macomb Community College Adjunct Faculty Start the Fall Semester with a New Contract
Aug. 16, 2019
On Aug. 6, 2019, the Macomb Community College Board of Trustees voted to approve the collective bargaining agreement between The Association of Adjunct Faculty of Macomb Community College (AAFMCC), AFT Local 6533, and Macomb Community College (MCC).
During their final mediation session on June 20, 2019, rather than moving forward with the fact-finding petition that AAFMCC filed on May 7, 2019, AAFMCC and MCC signed a tentative agreement. On July 9, 2019, 99% of the members who cast their ballots voted to ratify the new contract. AAFMCC’s previous contract expired on August 14, 2018, so adjunct faculty were without a contract for the 2018-19 academic year.
AAFMCC’s new contract, which will be in effect from Aug. 12, 2019 to Aug. 12, 2023, features an 8.5% salary increase for step 4 adjunct faculty in 2019-20, a 3.5% increase in 2020-21, a 2.5% increase in 2021-22 and a 2.5% increase in 2022-23. Over the duration of the contract, step 1 salary will increase by 12%, step 2 by 19.5%, step 3 by 18.5% and step 4 by 16.75%.
Other notable contract highlights include five paid days off for bereavement, extended availability deadlines for the fall and spring/summer semesters, availability and seniority rights for select Engineering and Advanced Technology disciplines, increased semester load limits from 11.5 equated hours to 12, and an additional $5000 annually to provide tuition reimbursement for eligible adjuncts’ family members.
“AAFMCC and its members appreciate the MCC Board of Trustees recognizing the integral role that adjunct faculty play at our institution,” said AAFMCC President Jodi Monday. “We hope to keep the lines of communication open, so we can continue to shape an institutional culture that includes adjunct voices and build a relationship rooted in equity and mutual respect.”
Jodi Monday, AAFMCC President
AAFMCC Bargaining Blog
Thank you to all of you who came to the BOT meeting on Aug. 6--The BOT voted to approve the new contract, which will be in effect from Aug. 12, 2019-Aug. 12, 2023.
The AAFMCC Executive Board is meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, to review the new contract and prepare for its implementation in the Fall 2019 Semester.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be updating the website and sending out updates pertaining to the new contract so that members can learn about the changes and take advantage of the gains that we won at the bargaining table.
We appreciate your patience as we transition into our new contract, and we thank you all for your ongoing support.
Cheers to the next four years!