State Parity Funds (Finally) on Salary Schedule

Posted on Oct 19, 2013

The October 2013 issue of the AFT Community College Perspective includes an article highlighting the results of recent negotiations by the Part-Time Faculty Association. The biggest accomplishment was placing the state parity funds on the salary schedule. Other highlights include: increased pay for office hours by 30% added five new columns to the non-credit salary schedule, both for teaching and non-teaching strengthened seniority rights for...

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Major step toward ending parity disparity

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

Read Mark Miller’s article Major step toward ending parity disparity in the August 23, 2013 Santa Maria Times that discusses the recent improvements to the bargaining agreement negotiated by the Part-Time Faculty Association. These improvements are a vital step toward ending a parity disparity that exists between full and part-time faculty at Allan Hancock...

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Equal Pay For Equal Work

Posted on Apr 17, 2013

The Parity Disparity When a student enters an Allan Hancock College classroom, he or she does not know if the instructor is full or part-time. Nor should that be a concern to them. When a student walks into a classroom at our college, they have every right to expect the same quality of education regardless of whether the instructor is an adjunct or tenure track. And part-time instructors do deliver quality education to the students at Allan...

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A Parity Parable

Posted on Oct 1, 2012

Parity put simply means equal pay for equal work, but it’s more complex than that in today’s economic environment. Read Mark Miller’s article where he compares what Einstein’s life would be like as a full-timer vs. a part-timer. Read A Parity Parable Article

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Parity Disparity

Posted on Oct 1, 2012

Parity for part-timers depends on a college’s Administration and Board of Trustee acknowledging that the gap widens when they give full-time faculty and part-time faculty the same percentage raise. Read Dorran Nadeau’s article for a discussion on compounding, and how it affects the parity gap. Read Parity Disparity...

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Parsing Parity For Part-Timers

Posted on Oct 1, 2012

Parity has always been a major issue with part-time faculty. Read Roberto Armstrong’s article where he points out that parity must include both salary and benefits. Read Parsing Parity Article

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