(Last updated: May 8, 2024, please scroll down for the latest updates)

Our new contract (Article 25, Section 5) requires the Federation and District to negotiate faculty compensation for the third year of the contract (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025) and the Part-time faculty healthcare (PTHC) pilot program. The new contract also requires that we, the Federation, and the District use a different kind of bargaining known as Interest Based Bargaining (IBB). We have met 4 times using IBB. The Federation’s bargaining team members are Laura Saldarriaga (Chief Negotiator), Troy Moore, John Baranski, Laila Dellapasqua, and Darcie McClelland.

The projected state-funded cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2024-2025 currently is 0.76%.

The Federation will update this page when we have new information to share. We will send out general bargaining updates over the El Camino College faculty listerv.

We need everyone to stay informed, engaged, and ready to take action. As we saw with the COLA reopener, member knowledge and engagement is crucial to strong contracts and better working conditions. Please get involved–we have lots of options to suit your interests, skills, and passions. You can get in touch with us at: eccfederation@gmail.com.


On May 3, 2024, we met to discuss data, interest, and options related to 2024-2025 compensation and PTHC. No meaningful progress was made towards consensus on solutions for these two items. We have scheduled IBB sessions for June 10, 11, and 14. 


On January 26, 2024, the Federation’s bargaining team completed an IBB training with the District and Public Employment Relations Board facilitator . Following the training, we met with the District on January 31, 2024, March 7, 2024, and March 22, 2024, for close to 17 hours, to do IBB for 2024-2025 Compensation (FT and PT) and PTHC.