Union membership

      • How do I join the Federation?
        Simply fill out the membership form on the website.
      • How do I know if I am a member of the Federation?
        If your pay stub has an employee deduction called “AFT,” you are a member.
      • How do I know if I am a member of the 1388 COPE?
        If your pay stub has an employee deduction called “AFT COPE,” you are a member.

Rehire Preference List

      • How do I get on the part time Rehire Preference List (also called the RPL)?
        To get on the RPL, you must teach at least one course (or the equivalent for non-teaching faculty) per year during the previous 7 years and receive at least two (2) overall satisfactory evaluations during that time period.
      • What does it mean to be on the RPL?
         Adjuncts on the RPL must be offered a minimum of two classes before any adjuncts not on the RPL are offered classes (as long as it does not exceed 67% of a full-time load). To put it another way, your dean/supervisor must offer at least two classes to all RPL instructors before offering classes to non-RPL instructors. Once an assignment (s) are offered, you have up to 10 days to notify your dean/supervisor about whether you accept or reject the class(es).
      • Great, I am on the part time Rehire Preference List. Does the RPL apply to winter and summer term appointments?
        No, the dean/supervisor makes the appointments for winter and summer.

Employment

      • How do I get in the part time hiring pool?
        Contact the specific division or program you want to teach in and see when they are accepting applications next.
      • How often am I evaluated?
        You will be evaluated twice in your first two years of employment as a part time faculty member.
      • Do I have a choice in the courses I teach?
        Those decisions are made by the dean of the division.
      • As an adjunct, when do I get paid for the 2 paid office hours every semester?
        You are paid at the end of the semester.

Benefits

      • Do I have health insurance?
        The District does not offer part time faculty access to health insurance. The Federation in 2020 negotiated a $75 “health care” stipend per semester to offset medical expenses. The District reluctantly agreed to this after 9 months at the table. You must turn in your teaching paperwork (book orders, grades, etc.) on time to be eligible.
      • Is there a way for me to get dental and vision?
        Not yet. The District has opposed expanding coverage to part time faculty.
      • How does the semester health care stipend work?
        You must turn in your teaching paperwork (book orders, grades, etc.) on time. You are paid at the end of the semester.
      • Other questions?
        Drop us a note at eccfederation@gmail.com