…unbowed, determined to continue #equalpay4equalwork campaign, re-posted from the Front Range CC Chapter AAUP blog. For the full skinny, back story, documents and more, visit the Colorado adjuncts’ FRCC Chapter wiki. Now for a few words about HB 14-1154 sponsors and advocates…
Colorado’s community college faculty owe a debt of gratitude to (l-r above) Rep. Randy Fischer (D-53) who valiantly brought forward HB 14-1154: The Colorado Community College Pay and Benefits Equity Act of 2014. He was ably assisted by bill co-sponsor, Sen. John Kefalas (D-14).
We are also in the debt of award-winning academic labor advocates Suzanne Hudson and Don Eron, of the AAUP Colo. Conference, who worked tirelessly on behalf of this measure. Tremendous help was also provided by Stephen Mumme, the Conference’s Co-president; Ellen Slatkin, President of AFT Colorado; Solomon Malick (AFT) and Carolyn Siegel (9 to 5 Colorado).
Kudos are also in order to all members of the Front Range Community College AAUP Chapter, who, in just one year, formed a chapter and then stood on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to help sponsors introduce this historic, groundbreaking measure.