Lots at stake as bargaining begins

Posted on Jan 29, 2017

Published in the January 26 Santa Maria Times. As bargaining begins between the Part-Time Faculty Association of Allan Hancock College and the representatives of college administration, a lot will be riding on what takes place at the negotiating table. The entire collective bargaining agreement is up for discussion. The bargaining agreement, or contract, is bargained in three-year cycles. In the years between, two articles, chosen by either...

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Mark Miller’s Speech to Board of Trustees, January 10, 2017

Posted on Jan 12, 2017

I did not come here tonight to gloat.  I came here to congratulate Jeff and Dan on their victories, although I will admit that seeing them seated at the Trustees’ table makes me very happy, and the knowledge that I and the Part-Time Faculty Association played a role in getting them there makes me happier still.  And I also want to state, for the record, that neither I nor the PFA got involved in this election out of any personal malice for...

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