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Last week, members of the YFA negotiations team attended the Fall conference of the CCCI, California Community College Independents. This week’s “In The Know” gives a quick update on what we gathered at the CCCI conference:


CCCI Update

YFA, along with 12 other independent community college unions, belong to CCCI. This is why: our membership monies stay local. CCCI focuses on sponsoring legislation that benefits faculty and improves our due process rights. They also played a big part in achieving accreditation reform. CCCI focuses 100% on community college faculty, supports local unions and fights for educators! YFA benefits from being a part of this successful organization.


Here are some takeaways from the conference:

  • Minors in the Classroom, Mandated Reporting. Reminder: If you are teaching a college course at a K-12 location, you are a mandatory reporter while you are on that campus. Also be aware that there may be minors in your current classes on our campuses.

  • Sexual Harassment Training. Legislation has been passed which requires YCCD to deliver mandatory Sexual Harassment Training to all faculty by 1/1/2021. Once complete, faculty will be required to repeat the training once every two years.

  • AB 706. Signed into law. Removes the three-year limit within which an academic employee of a community college district must transfer unused sick leave to another employer.

  • AB 463. Signed into law. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Community colleges will now be required to annually provide a faculty member, who is enrolled in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, with notice of renewal and a copy of the required annual employment certification form with the employer portion of the form already completed.

  • AB 1051 Signed into law. Temporary Clinical Nursing faculty. Governor Newsom signed this bill to take effect on January 1, 2020 and authorizes the employment of part-time nursing faculty by any one community college district for up to 4 semesters or 6 quarters indefinitely.

  • PERB Ruling expanded Union Use of Email. PERB held that employees have the right to use employer e-mail systems for union activities on non-working time.


Negotiations

YFA and the District have our first negotiations session of the year tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 25).


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