The AFT and Google have partnered to offer a deep discount for AFT members on the cost of the Google Certified Educator Exam. This discount is available in a pilot program through February, 2020.
For more details about this new member benefit--and other AFT member benefits that you can take advantage of, visit AAFMCC's AFT Member Benefits page.
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY AVAILABILITY?
1. Log in to My Macomb at www.macomb.edu.
2. On your My Macomb page, click on "WebAdvisor for Faculty" which is located in the Self-Service Menu Box.
3. Click on "Faculty Information."
4. Scroll down to "Adjunct Faculty Availability" (the last one in the list), and click on it.
5. Once you are on the Adjunct Faculty Availability page in WebAdvisor, select the term drop down menu.
6. Fill out the form and hit submit.
After the availability deadline closes, you won't be able to access your submitted availability form.
Therefore, we recommend printing or screen shotting the completed form and saving it for your records.
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!
AAFMCC asked for its members to come out on Tuesday, July 9, to cast
their votes to ratify a tentative agreement with MCC.
Thank you for all who came out to vote. The result was 99% in favor to
ratify the contract!
The tentative agreement now goes to the Board of Trustees with MCC
Administration's recommendation. We will announce when we are informed
the Board of Trustees will hold the special meeting for signing.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA - aka contract) will run from
Aug. 2019 - Aug 2023.
Congratulations! Thank you for your input, patience, and trust during
this long process.
In Solidarity -
AAFMCC Executive Board
AAFMCC Bargain Team
As you know the AAFMCC Bargain Team has negotiated on your behalf for over a year for parity, respect and equity as Adjunct Professors at Macomb Community College.
We finally reached a tentative agreement (TA) with MCC administration and we now need to hear from you. We need you to come out and place your vote for ratification. You must be a member in good standing.
When: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where: MCC Center Campus
Registration Clearance: N103 Vote Casting: N101
Attached is the TA for your review. Please look it over carefully to cast an informed vote.
You can stop by at any time within the times posted.
Per our Constitution an immediate vote count must be performed by an Election Committee. We are looking for a few members who would be interested in performing this important task. If you are interested in being on the Election Committee or to find out if you are a member in good standing, please contact our Organizer, Nick Zastrow, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 313-655-4815.
It's been a long road and the Bargain Team hopes you will come out to vote and have your voice noted.
Solidarity Forever ~
AAFMCC Executive Board
AAFMCC Bargain Team
The State has requested that we have one more mediation session before we enter fact finding, and we are meeting with The College on June 20. If you haven't yet sent a letter to President Sawyer, please take 2 minutes to click on the following link and send one today!
1. Click the Link
2. Find the "ADD YOUR RETURN ADDRESS/START WRITING" box (on your phone, it will be at the bottom of the page--on your computer, it will be to the right of the letter).
3. Fill out the "ADD YOUR RETURN ADDRESS" section and click "START WRITING."
4. A pre-written letter will appear. If you don't want to add additional content, all you have to do is sign it and click "SEND LETTER"--it's that quick and simple.
Collectively, our letters will send a strong message to The College and may potentially positively impact the results of our final mediation session on June 20.
Please take two minutes out of your day to participate in this IMPORTANT ACTION!
There's no Union without U!
Dear AFT Members,
While contingent and adjunct faculty across the nation are struggling, college and university administrators and endowments are prospering. It’s no surprise that in the past few weeks alone we’ve seen contingent and adjunct faculty speak up, form unions, and even go on strike as they demand equal pay and job security.
The AFT has been on the front line of this fight for equality for decades, and, as we continue to grow our union, we need to hear about your experiences in order to reflect the needs of our members.
Contingent faculty—including nontenure-track professors, adjuncts, lecturers and graduate employees—often feel the brunt of budget cuts and increasing workloads without increasing pay. Over the past 50 years, the use of academic workers facing contingent employment has skyrocketed. We know that as administrators try to cut labor costs, they’re also cutting the quality of our workplaces. That’s why we’re asking to hear your stories and experiences.
Please take 10-15 minutes to complete this survey and add your voice to the growing national narrative about the solutions we need if we hope to make the ideals of higher education sustainable.
We need to hear from you about your quality of work life so we can find the innovative solutions that will create real improvements.
In yesterday's response to President Sawyer's Letter, we asked for you to look for a call for an urgent action on behalf of our local.
We need all hands on deck to respond to President Sawyer and let him and the institution know that we are sticking with our union and that we will continue to move forward, demanding respect, equality, and fair, comparable compensation.
The following link contains our response that we sent you yesterday. To the right of the response is a section for you to send a direct letter to President Sawyer. It does contain a direct response the union would like to send President Sawyer; however, you have the opportunity to add to it if you would like.
Thank you again for your support. Together we will continue to demand the respect that we--76% of MCC's faculty--deserve!
AAFMCC Exec Brd
AAFMCC Bargain Team