Colorado SB15-094, “A Bill for an Act Concerning Community College Faculty,” introduced by Senator John Kefalas and also sponsored in the House by Representative Joe Salazar. Read more about this important bill at the links below:
- SB15-094 information page on the AAUP Chapters of the CCCS website (wiki)
- “Bill Introduced to End Two-Tier Faculty System in Colorado’s Community Colleges” post on the AAUP Colorado Conference page
- White Paper by Suzanne Hudson, AAUP Colorado Conference Executive Committee: Proposal for a United Faculty in the Colorado’s Community Colleges
Look for press releases, fact sheets, charts, photos and supporting documents on this page in the days to come. Hundreds of AAUP members in active chapters sprouting up monthly across Colorado, as well as hundreds of thousands of colleagues in research universities and colleges throughout the U.S., stand in solidarity with Sen. Kefalas and Rep. Salazar in this groundbreaking legislation.
- Draft text of act, as sent to committee (pdf, Adjunct Action, SEIU)
- S.2712 – Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2014, 113th Congress (2013-2014)
- Floor Speech by Dick Durbin (VoteSmart)
- Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act Factsheet (via Adjunct Action, SEIU)
California AB 2705 – passed Assembly, now in Senate Committee on Education
- Report from the Chair: IMHO, John Martin, CPFA Journal, Spring 2014
- California AB 2705: A Small Step Toward Equity, statement by the Steering Committee of AAUP’s California Conference, posted to Academe blog
- AB 2705 Fact Sheet, prepared by UPTE-Community Colleges
Colorado HB 14-1154: Community College Pay and Benefits Equity Act of 2014
- Caprice Lawless‘ April 12 post at the Front Range CC AAUP Chapter: “Some legislators determine half of CCCS workforce (4,000+ faculty) are not real workers doing real work.” See also “Groundbreakers Remain Unbroken” (afternoon of April 11)
- Thursday morning, April 11, the Colorado House Appropriations Committee heard and voted 9-4 against HB14-1154, passed by the House State Affairs Committee nine weeks previously. That hearing focused on the merits of the bill, the Appropriations hearing was about costs
Washington State SB 5844 – 2014
- Passed Senate Committee, voted down in House Appropriations. See “Unionizing Adjuncts” article, Democracy Chronicles, March 9, 2014
- Slideshare presentation, “Justification for SB 5844” by Jack Longmate, uplaoded February 5, 2014
Colorado House Bill 12-1144, 2012: to authorize each system of higher education and each campus of each state institution of higher education to employ an unlimited number of non-tenure-track classroom teachers under renewable 5-year employment contracts.
Washington Senate Bill 6811, Community and Technical Colleges’ Part-Time Employees-Sick Leave, 2000
- CHAPTER 128, pp. 918-20, paid sick leave bill in 2000 Session Laws, State of Washington: AN ACT Relating to sick leave and leave sharing for part-time academic employees of community and technical colleges; amending RCW 28B.50.489 and 28B.50.55 I; adding a new section to chapter 28B.50 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 28B.52 RCW; and creating a new section
Mader et al v. Health Care Authority, Washington, 2002
- Court of Appeals of Washington, Division 1. No. 47189-9-I. Eva MADER, Teresa Boyden (a/k/a Knudsen), and a class similarly-situated individuals, Appellants, v. The HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY, Respondent, The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Intervenor/Respondent. (via Case Law, Washington Court of Appeals )
- Video: Mader et al v. State: Lawsuit (Washington): Barbara Wolf’s A Simple Matter of Justice, Chapter 2, via Adjunct and Contingent (Vimeo)
Cervisi v. California, 1989
- CFT April-May Newsletter, 2014: “Landmark Cervisi decision turns 25“
In 1989, the San Francisco Community College Federation won a landmark legal victory that provides unemployment benefits to many faculty members during layoffs.
In Cervisi v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board the California Court of Appeals agreed with AFT Local 2121 that a teaching assignment contingent on enrollment, funding, program changes or bumping by a full-time faculty member is not a “reasonable assurance” of employment, and that part-time temporary instructors may therefore be eligible for unemployment benefits.