Whittier College Adjuncts Win First Union Contract

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Congratulations to SEIU Local 721 Adjuncts at Whittier College who just ratified their first union contract!

Highlights of the three-year term contract:

• Increase in Pay - Pay goes from $1150/credit hour to $1300/credit hour in Fall 2015, $1450 in Fall 2016, and $1550/credit hour in Fall 2016

(This means 3-credit course pay goes from $3450 to $4650 over the life of the agreement
4-credit course pay goes from $4600 to $6200.)

• Course Cancellation Fee - $300 for courses cancelled within 21 days of 1st class plus pro-rated pay for any classes actually taught

• One-year appointments for faculty starting with their 2nd year of service (previously one semester appointments)

• Protections on reappointment and evaluation

• "Just cause" standard for discipline and dismissal during term of appointment

• Professional Development Fund

• Labor Management Committee

• Union participation in orientation process

• Union rights

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