A Busy Fall Session for the Part Time Faculty Union at SSC

As Part Time Faculty return there are several important events to prepare for as we look to pivotal year for your union. 

First, we have an Article 2 Consultation Meeting we are looking to schedule in late September or early October. These meetings allow Members to sit down with the College and address any issues or concerns regarding the implementation of the CBA, or other matters faculty would like to discuss. Please submit a survey to suggest items for this meeting. We will follow up with the minutes of the meeting to all Part Time Faculty.

Next, from the Article 9 Wage Reopener we have another round of wage bargaining to begin later this Fall Session. This will provide another opportunity to secure a wage increase for the Spring 2023 Session. We will be in touch with members to prepare for these important bargaining sessions shortly.

Finally, the current CBA is set to expire in June of 2023. We will begin bargaining the entire CBA shortly as well. It is vital that Part Time Faculty organize to secure gains at the bargaining table. 

If you are not a dues paying member, please sign up and join your fellow faculty and become a member of your union today!

Past News/Updates

Seminole State College Part Time Faculty and SEIU Florida Public Services Union members have ratified their wage increase. The vote to approve the 6% increase to base wages and an additional round of wage bargaining for a potential raise in Spring 2023 is a positive step for future negotiations with the college.

We want to highlight and congratulate all the work that contributed to this win by members and leaders. Your member-led bargaining committee serves to improve the teaching conditions of all Part Time Faculty at Seminole State College. If you want to support your colleagues in the two upcoming rounds of wage bargaining in the 2022-23 academic year, sign up to become a member today. Join Today! 

Now that the workers have had their say and approved the Article 9 Wage Re-opener the Agreement heads to the Seminole State Board of Trustees for a final ratification. The Board is set to meet on August 15, your union will keep you up-to-date on this process.

The upcoming academic year will be a busy one: we will start bargaining on the full Collective Bargaining Agreement this Fall, and we will bargain again this Fall Session for a potential wage increase for Spring 2023.

To continue this momentum and secure future wins we will need your contribution of talent and leadership to your union at Seminole State College.

Let’s do this together.

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.

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). 

Final Contracts & Agreements

Contacts

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

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