Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ccac and Its Adjunct Faculty Agree on 3-Year Labor Pact

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ccac and Its Adjunct Faculty Agree on 3-Year Labor Pact

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Community College of Allegheny County board members unanimously approved a three-year contract Thursday with its roughly 800 adjunct faculty members.

CCAC spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said the collective bargaining agreement includes a pay raise of $50 in the first year, $25 in the second year and $5 in the third year - effectively a 10 percent pay raise over three years. Adjuncts currently are paid $750 per credit, which amounts to $2,250 for a three-credit course.

The contract runs from July 1 to June 30, 2019.

The adjunct faculty voted last July to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers, and the school did not fight the effort. Jennie Snyder, an adjunct art professor who helped start the organizing effort about three years ago, said members were "very pleased" with the outcome Thursday. …

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