Update on Collective Bargaining with MPCTA (Mar 3)
On March 3, 2017, the negotiations teams for the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) and the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) met for the tenth session of negotiations during the 2016-17 fiscal year. The parties are renegotiating the terms of the MPCTA collective bargaining agreement (CBA) which has expired. Under law, the parties will continue to honor terms of the prior contract during the negotiations.
The parties made significant progress in their exchange of proposals. MPCTA presented proposals on the following articles: Grievances (Art. 6), Leaves (Art. 8), and Part Time Temporary Faculty (Art. 20). MPC presented proposals on the following articles: 14 - Evaluation (Art. 14), Workload (Art. 15), Extra Duty and Extended Pay (Art. 17), Distance Education (Art. 28), and Intellectual Property (separated from Art. 28).
Key aspects of the proposals presented by MPC on March 3rd include:
- Increasing TLUs for Head Coaches
- Increasing stipends for Assistant Coaches by up to $4,700
- Creating $5,000 stipends for Division Chairs and $2,500 for Department Chairs
- Clarifying intellectual property rights for faculty members
- Including SLOs in the evaluation form to meet ACCJC expectations
- Revising load factors to increase efficiencies
- Authorizing certain paid office hours for part-time faculty on a unit-wide basis
As the community is aware, there is a need for the College to reform and modernize its operations and financial outlays to meet the expectations of the ACCJC by March 2018. By achieving efficiencies through structural reforms, MPC will be in a better position to meet its existing fiscal obligations, to offer future compensation and benefit increases to its employees, and to recalibrate the college’s operational and programmatic functions.
In Fall 2016, the MPC bargaining team informed MPCTA’s bargaining team of MPC’s intent to restructure Academic Affairs and presented a proposal to MPCTA on Article 23 - Division Chairs. Through these negotiations, the parties may bargain over the “effects” of the restructuring, which will occur upon the conclusion of negotiations or the exhaustion of the collective bargaining process. MPC anticipates receipt of a counterproposal on Article 23 from MPCTA at the parties’ next bargaining session.
MPC and MPCTA have additional negotiation sessions scheduled on March 31st, April 7th and 21st, and May 5th.
See this webpage for a list of all current updates related to MPC's Collective Bargaining.