June 10, 2022
As most of you are aware the 2021- 2025 contract was approved by the Board of Trustees (BOT) on May 26, 2022. The retroactive and other pay will not occur until much later for the following reasons.
- The Negotiation Team is reviewing the newly approved contract for
errors. We do not feel that a contract with errors is something we
want to put our names too. So this has delayed the signing of the
new contract by the AFA Negotiation Team and thus the payments.
- Mr. Andy Williams and Dr. Colette Hands were contacted to
determine the plan for the retroactive payments to adjunct faculty.
Until the contract is formally signed the College does not have to
provide the plan. The College will address this situation when the
signatures are applied. We anticipate signing by the end of the
summer term and have a formal distribution process. We apologize
for the inconvenience, however, it is truly out of our hands.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we complete this
important process. -Cheryl Thayer
New Contract Approved by Members:
Dear AFA Members:
On Friday, May 13, 2022, the results of the Adjunct Faculty Association contract ratification election were presented at a zoom meeting open to the membership. The new AFA-OCC Contract Tentative Agreement 2021-2022 through 2024-2025 was approved by 85% of members who voted.
The Tentative Agreement must be approved by the Oakton Board of Trustees before the new contract agreement becomes official. The Oakton Board of Trustees will have the opportunity to approve the AFA contract at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting which will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. We encourage all AFA members to attend this meeting.
Thanks to all of the members who took the time to learn about the new contract and vote.
The AFA Negotiation Team
John Bishop, AFA Member Advocate
Cheryl Thayer, AFA President
Mary Hope Griffin, AFA Vice President
Nelson Wainwright, AFA Election Chair