Bargaining Update: Agreement on One-Time Payments for Eligible Faculty

The union member bargaining committee of SEIU Florida Public Services Union (SEIU-FPSU) has reached tentative agreement with Broward College on one-time payments for eligible adjunct faculty! The payments are to be based on a 3.26% increase per contact hour for credit bearing courses taught during Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.

Your union and the college have agreed to the following conversions for regularly scheduled credit-bearing courses. You can also click here to view the agreement in full for more details.

Category

Title / Description

Rank

Doctor

Mast + 48

Mast + 36

Mast

Bach

Adjunct: Credit
and contact pay rates

Adjunct: Per credit hour 

$743.34

$691.67

$683.34

$675.00

$650.00

Adjunct: Pay by contact hour 

$39.82

$37.05

$36.61

$36.16

$34.82

One-time payments found in the second row below will be made to eligible adjunct faculty members on a per-credit hour basis and based upon the number of credit hours taught during Fall term 2021, Spring term 2022, or Summer term 2022 individually, and not collectively: 

Category

Title / Description

Rank

Doctor

Mast + 48

Mast + 36

Mast

Bach

Current Adjunct: Credit hour
pay rates

Adjunct – Per credit hour

$743.34

$691.67

$683.34

$675.00

$650.00

One-time Payment*

Adjunct – Per credit hour 

$24.34

$22.61

$22.46 

$22.12 

$21.28 

* For year two only (in addition to current credit hour pay rate)

Ratification Election • August 5–9, 2021

Your union will be holding a ratification election to approve this agreement from 8/5 at 430pm thru 8/9 at 5pm. Electronic ballots will be delivered to your employee email address and can be accessed at anytime during the voting period. Both members and nonmembers are permitted to vote. Please see below for details of the Ratification Kickoff Meeting on 8/5 and the Public Vote Count on 8/9.

SEIU-FPSU Ratification Kickoff
Thursday, August 5 · 430pm
Click below to join at the scheduled time:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87196278624?pwd=Mi9YeUlIb0FlQmdEaTZvZ1lGa3I3Zz09

SEIU-FPSU Public Vote Count
Monday, August 9 · 5pm
Click below to join at the scheduled time:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87999111993?pwd=YXFhSGFkdEh6dGlSMEhXWnh1ampxUT09

Collective Bargaining Agreement Highlights

  • Course Cancellation Fee
    No longer will we go uncompensated for our time and effort preparing classes that are abruptly cancelled. For courses reassigned to full-time faculty, adjuncts at Broward College will receive a payment of $150. This item begins to address our demand that the administration value and recognize the work we do to prepare for classroom learning. It also discourages last minute cancellations that can severely impact our ability to financially plan and ultimately make ends meet.

  • Supplemental Work Opportunities
    In order to stabilize pay for adjuncts in these unprecedented times we have bargained to provide additional hours outside of the classroom. These alternative work opportunities are available for adjuncts to supplement regular teaching assignments at a minimum of $22/hour. These optional assignments include critical services such as tutoring at-risk students, assisting in outreach to support college retention and graduation rates, and other work assignments that can begin to address systemic racial inequities within Florida’s higher education system.

  • Fixed-term Assignments
    In an important step towards job security and financial stability for adjuncts, we have bargained for “fixed-term assignments” that will guarantee 440 hours ($9,200) over Fall and Spring semesters beginning in 2021. These assignments will be offered to a minimum of 100 adjunct professors at the college, while Summer semesters will also provide fixed-terms of 330 hours ($6,900) for a minimum of 50 adjuncts. This item begins to address the inconsistency and uncertainty in which adjuncts are selected for course loads and we look forward to building on this progress in future contracts with the administration.

  • Economic Reopener in 2021
    With our economic situation still precarious, we have demanded the right to continue bargaining for increased compensation and assignments in one year’s time. This will allow us to reopen talks when economic conditions may be more favorable, while reinforcing our position that much more needs to be done to ensure the financial stability of adjuncts that comprise the vast majority of educators at the college.

  • Representation
    By passing our first contract we will secure an array of rights that give us a voice in the workplace like never before. Among these include a grievance procedure that establishes a systematic and transparent process to address violations of our agreement and defend the rights of union members at Broward College. We are also entitled to bargain the impacts of any future changes that may impact our compensation or working conditions. By ratifying this first contract, we will be legally entitled to a seat at the table in critical decisions that affect operations at the college. This includes negotiations regarding the impacts of COVID-19.

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Contacts

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2112 South Congress Avenue #205
Palm Springs, FL 33406
Phone 561.965.0077
Fax 561.965.0151