Adjunct Faculty United AFT 6106 will be having an action on Tuesday, March 14th, in Anaheim before the Board of Trustees meeting. The North Orange County Community College District has refused Adjunct Faculty United AFT Local 6106’s proposal for healthcare.
Action Details: Rally for Healthcare
Date: Tuesday, March 14th
Time: 5 PM
Location: 1830 W Romneya Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801
Join us and show NOCCCD that Orange County labor unions are united!
We are asking for your support and join our rally for healthcare on March 14th at 5 pm right before the board of trustees meeting at 1830 W Romneya Dr, Anaheim, CA 92801 – ground level – free parking.Dashiel Johnson, Executive Director of Adjunct Faculty United AFT 6106
The North Orange County Community College District has refused Adjunct Faculty United AFT Local 6106’s proposal for healthcare. This is abhorrent because under a new state law (more info hyperlinked below) it will cost the district nothing to provide us the same healthcare benefits they provided to our full-time faculty colleagues. We are calling for:
- Full healthcare benefits for those who work a 40% load. This means we have access to the same family medical benefits that full-time faculty have access to.
- Full healthcare benefits for those who work in multiple districts.
- For those who do not meet the criteria in points 1 and 2 we demanded a $3,000 healthcare premium reimbursement per semester who work at least a 20% load.
Background: Starting in Fall of 2021, Adjunct Faculty United, working alongside our statewide affiliate, the California Federation of Teachers (CFT), began lobbying the state for $200,000,000 of ongoing funding for healthcare for adjunct faculty. We sent members to Sacramento for a lobby day, spoke at legislative sessions, collected hundreds of signatures for petitions, and launched a social media campaign. These efforts resulted in the state legislature passing AB-190 and provided $200,000,000 of funding for adjunct faculty healthcare. This funding is annual and ongoing. You can learn more in the resources in the hyperlinks above.
At this time, 7 districts have taken advantage of this new law and are now in the process of providing adjunct faculty with healthcare coverage who work a 40 percent load. These districts include Los Rios, Palarma, San Diego, Grossmont-Cuyamaca, Glendale, San Luis Obispo, and Southwestern with dozens of others beginning to negotiate these benefits as well.