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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.

Advice on Participation in Professional Development Week

RSVP to some of the union organized PD Week actions and activites here

Dear Federation Members:

In keeping with the upcoming inauguration of the most anti-worker President of the United States in memory, the C.C.P. administration has made plans for this coming week to “Make C.C.P. Great Again” by forcing the Federation to postpone the professional development activities the union planned for this coming week.

Although we made room reservations for workshops and a lunch in accordance with College policy, those reservations have been revoked on the flimsy excuse that these events would “interfere” with the administration’s plans for the week.  We have assured the administration that we acknowledge that Professional Development Week days are work days for Full-time Faculty and Classified, and that we have no intention of interfering with any College activities. Despite this, their fear about what we might say to each other in a room without administrative supervision seems to have overcome common sense.

This escalation in aggressive and punitive behavior by the College’s top leadership has a very serious and troubling root cause:  Because they do not understand the work we do (whether faculty or staff), because they don’t respect us, because they have utterly failed to argue the case for C.C.P.’s students to the public funders who should be supporting the College financially, they have turned on us.  Their failure of leadership has translated into an extreme set of contract proposals that disrespects our value and threatens to damage the educational quality of the College.

This is our advice about participation in Professional Development Week:

  • This is a work week for Full-time Faculty and Classified. Other than for illness or other approved reasons, Full-time Faculty and Classified should report to work as normal.
     
  • The C.C.P. administration has written to the Full-time Faculty and asserted that they “must” attend the College’s Professional Development program, and then clarified that in their view “Full-time faculty are expected to attend the opening and related general sessions on Monday and attend relevant sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday (which may include department meetings).” The union strongly disagrees with this characterization and will pursue our objection in the appropriate legal setting.  In the meantime, Full-time Faculty are advised to attend the opening sessions and other sessions that are “relevant” to their faculty roles.
     
  • Please do participate in the following activities, which are still protected by your rights to free speech, even at work, and please RSVP.

Monday, January 9th, 2017

  • Come to work in your Federation T-shirt
  • 7:45-8:30: Informational Picketing, outside Winnet Student Life Building and other locations
  • 8:15-11:45: Winnet Student Life Building Great Hall: Hold a sign or banner expressing your feelings about the administration’s behavior toward faculty and staff
  • 12:00-1:00 Solidarity Lunch. Location TBD
     

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

  • 12:00-1:00pm: General Membership Meeting, S2-3
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Full Time Faculty Bargaining Unit Meeting, S2-3
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Part Time Faculty/ Visiting Lecturer Bargaining Unit Meeting, S2-7
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Classified Employees Bargaining Unit Meeting
     

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

  • 2:45-5:00pm: Board Meeting Action, meet outside Boardroom, M2-1 (and wear your union T-shirt and button!)

 

According to the administration, the following dangerous and “disruptive” sessions cannot be held during P.D. Week without administrative supervision. They will be re-scheduled.

  • Faculty Diversity in Hiring
  • Q&A about Current Contract Campaign
  • Strike to Win: Panel with Local Labor Leaders
  • Negotiating for Educational Quality: Panel with Students
  • Standing Committee Member Session

Solidarity,

Executive Committee, Faculty and Staff Federation of C.C.P.