College Faculty Gain First Union Contract

The San Juan College Education Association says its new contract seeks fair disciplinary and transparent lay-off procedures, earlier notifications of non-renewal of contracts, an additional 0.5% increase in salary as well as other changes.

April 15, 2022

San Juan College Faculty are now represented by their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.  The San Juan College Education Association was formed in December 2019.  Since then, the union has spent the past several months negotiating with the College administration, but those talks led to an impasse.  This year, the union presented its case before a federal arbitrator who ultimately ruled in favor of the faculty's proposal in March.

The San Juan College Education Association says its new contract seeks fair disciplinary and transparent lay-off procedures, earlier notifications of non-renewal of contracts, an additional 0.5% increase in salary as well as other changes.

San Juan College Education Association President and Math Professor Gerald Williams said, “I along with my colleagues are deeply committed to the mission of SJC and our students’ learning. We believe the arbitrator’s decision will allow faculty and staff to better fulfill this mission and strengthen our community.”

The Education Association says this agreement lays important groundwork for future negotiations with the college administration.

San Juan College President Dr. Toni Hopper Pendergrass said in a statement, "We remain fully committed to achieving San Juan College’s mission, vision, and strategic directions for our students and community.”

 

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