Reason #4 to consider going independent

Posted: May 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Says, CCCI President, Rich Hansen: “We have, in fact, become much more active at the state level since I last visited [Cuesta]. We have hired our own legislative advocate, David Balla-Hawkins, who worked for FACCC about ten years ago and then moved on to CFA, the CSU faculty union. We’re paying for this on a voluntary basis with each local contributing whatever it decides it can afford.”

So, for those of you who love the political element of unions, the above should please you.  And, for those of you don’t, it’s a pay-as-you-can system for the local.

You must have some questions.  What is involved in a de-certification process? What, then, is the process for affiliating with a new organization?  Does the contract remain as is?  Does the union leadership?

[Maybe it’s time to check out California Community College Independents (CCCI)  Maybe it’s time to be part of this association of independent bargaining agents for California community college faculty and join Santa Barbara, Foothill-De Anza, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, and Hancock, among others.  Maybe it’s time to pay about half (or less) the amount you pay in union dues and get results.  Maybe it’s time to bring back Richard Hansen (Math instructor at Foothill-De Anza), President of CCCI, to Cuesta to inspire and motivate faculty about what’s possible. Maybe it’s time for a real change.]

  1. arthurshere says:

    I think this is very exciting info. THANK YOU for your research. I’d love to have a speaker present the options and process to us. It would be great to hear a presentation from Rich Hansen & have the chance for Q & A. This is the first time I’ve felt hopeful about our labor future in a long time!

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