Work Stoppage Concerns & Strike Fund
CCAHE membership has grown exponentially over the past few months, and most of that growth is thanks to part-time faculty. In fact, part-time faculty make up more than half of the CCAHE membership.
We're proud to be on this journey together. Our unity makes us stronger at a time when the Clark College administration and Board of Trustees would prefer to see us divided.
- In 2017-2018, there were 230 full-time and 245 part-time faculty.
- In 2019-2020, there are 188 full-time and 363 part-time faculty.
This trend must stop. Part-timers need to be paid a living wage, and the College needs to stop exploiting them. We need more full-time positions and a salary that makes us proud, not ashamed.
When we stand together and demand to be valued ... that's when real change will start to happen. The College has declared that it will not increase its substandard offer. It's time we make a stand and demand that we move toward meeting the goals that will promote a quality learning experience for our students. Clark needs to innovate for our 21st century students in order to survive. Innovation requires a faculty workforce that is valued and protected and that possesses academic freedom and psychological well-being.
CCAHE is committed to ensuring the well-being of all faculty, and is especially cognizant of the vulnerability of our part-time faculty which is why we've started a strike fund. We don't believe these funds will be needed for part-time faculty. However, the fact that they exist may offer some peace of mind.