Seminole State College Bargaining Reopener

Tentative Agreement Reached

After several rounds of bargaining your member-led bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the college on this year’s Article 9 Wage Reopener. Here are the details:

  • 6% across the board increase to wages
  • Wage increase starts for the Fall of 2022 Session
  • College agreed to meet late in Fall of 2022 to discuss another Article 9 Wage Reopener for a possible increase for the Spring 2023 session

The College again expressed its interest in increasing base wages for all Part Time Faculty as much as possible. The members present at this bargaining session recognized that this priority is a positive step and that the increase was double the raise of other faculty and triple the raise of other part time workers at SSC.

Also, we gained an additional wage reopener for later this year (to occur in the Fall of 2022) for another potential wage increase for Spring 2023.

Now it is your turn to weigh in. This agreement must be ratified by those teaching in the Summer Session. We are working with the college to secure the roster and will announce the dates of the in-person ratification by the end of the month.

Tentative Agreement: SEIU-SSC TA Article 9
If you have any questions contact 
Ryan Rilea 
Organizer, SEIU Florida Public Services Union
407.693.2067

Past News/Updates

We are currently bargaining on the wage reopener (Article 9) for part-time faculty.

Your Union and Member-led Bargaining Committee met with the College on March 25 and April 22. The two parties did not reach an agreement, and are in the process of securing a third bargaining session.

The current offer from your bargaining committee is an 8% increase to base wages for all Part-Time Faculty to start in the Fall of 2022. The College has made it clear that their priority is to raise the base wages of Part-Time Faculty as much as possible.

The main benefit of securing base wage increases is that all future raises compound. For SSC Part-Time professors that means each yearly round of bargaining on wages will compound for each wage increase. Also, SSC Part Time Faculty will be bargaining their full CBA later this year.

SSC Part Time Faculty will vote to approve the result of the current bargaining over wages. It is important that workers participate in the bargaining process, if you haven’t already done so, sign up as a member to support your colleagues secure a fair wage.
 
If you have any questions contact 
Ryan Rilea 
Organizer, SEIU Florida Public Services Union
407.693.2067

Recent Proposals and Counter Proposals 

We are currently bargaining on the wage reopener (Article 9) for part-time faculty. Your Union and Bargaining Committee met with the College on March 25. The two parties did not reach an agreement and have agreed to meet in person on April 22, from 2-5 pm in C110 A/B.

The proposals are listed below.

Important Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Provisions:
Please keep in mind that course cancellation payments are now standard for all college credit courses for SSC adjuncts. Please know that timeliness is very important to secure these payments. Reach out to me if you have any questions or have a course canceled (Article 15 Sec. 11).

This Summer Session is the start of Paid Time Off for Part-Time Faculty at SSC. This first in the state provision is based on your credit course load for that semester. When you need to use your PTO, please follow your departmental guidelines, supervisor’s instructions, and your CBA (Article 16). 

Bargaining Proposals 

Final Contracts & Agreements

Contacts

      • Ryan Rilea, Lead Organizer  |  407-693-2067  |  ryan.rilea@seiufpsu.org

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