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Faculty and Staff Federation of CCP

Since 1970, the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia (FSFCCP) has helped to make CCP a good place to work.  Thanks to the steady participation of its members in union activities, FSFCCP has been able to secure and defend some of the best community college employee contracts in the country.  Our members are divided into three bargaining units: Full-Time Faculty; Classified Employees; and Adjunct and Visiting Lecturer Faculty.  We are proud of our history of working together for three contracts.  We are affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, AFT-Pennsylvania, and the AFL-CIO.

Grievance and Arbitration Updates

What is a grievance? When and why does the union or members file them?

The Contract for your bargaining unit is the document that provides an outline of your rights as a bargaining unit member.  A grievance is an allegation that a supervisor or another CCP administrator has violated rights guaranteed by the Contract.  Grievances are one way we maintain our contractual rights, wages and working conditions, including our right to academic freedom.  If you think that your rights have been violated, it’s important to immediately contact a union representative or the union office; as a general rule, the Federation must file a grievance within 10 working days of the occurrence of the contract violation. A union member experienced with grievances will discuss the situation with you and help you decide if it makes sense to file a grievance.  If you decide to go ahead with the grievance, someone will help you officially file it and present it with you at each level.  Grievances are sometimes resolved at the first level (your immediate supervisor), the second level (the person above your supervisor), the third level (the College President’s representative), or, with the approval of Rep Council, the fourth level (an outside arbitrator).  The union has a legal responsibility to investigate any grievance that is filed, and to fairly and impartially represent any bargaining unit member whose rights may have been violated at each level of the grievance process.


Grievances Approved by Rep Council for Arbitration  


Full-Time Faculty

Full Time Faculty: Learning Lab Grievance
Arbitration: Non-renewal of Full-time Faculty member
Arbitration: Non-renewal of Rank A Full-Time Faculty member
Arbitration: Non-renewal of Full-Time Faculty member
Arbitration: Initial Salaries Grievance, 3 FTF Salaries Grievance, and Possible Arbitration

Part-Time/Visiting Lecturer Faculty

Arbitration: Sociology
Arbitration: Violation of PT seniority in hiring