OUR SCHOOLS ARE IN CRISIS! After decades of disinvestment, Oregon schools have: Overflowing classes Low graduation rates Missing supports like mental health counselors and school nurses IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN STUDENTS! Educators are standing up and standing together for students. Will you join us? Lawmakers are considering the Student Success Act, which would invest Read More

4-19-2019 Bargaining

Janus Language Proposal We shared our proposal for removing Janus language from the contract and replacing it with language requiring the college to supply the Federation with two employee lists each pay period. The college had some push back about hard date deadlines and the additional workload this would put on the Human Resources department. Read More

4.11.19 Board of Ed Message

4.11.18 Board of Education Message, Robin Geyer, President LCCEF Regarding Outsourcing Food services and Titan Bookstore and ORS 279B.033, LCCEF want to make the Board aware we have made the two following requests: 3/20/19 a cost analysis of Food Services 4.10.19 a cost analyses of Food Services and Titan Bookstore In the March 14, 2019 Read More

Board of Education Special Meeting, 4.1.19 – President’s Message

Outsourcing: The general terms that apply to outsourcing are in ORS 279B.030: It lays out the requirements for a cost analysis when a public agency is considering outsourcing. ORS 279B.033: The Oregon Court of Appeals has interpreted ORS 279B.033 to mean: “After setting forth the required contents of the cost analysis, the statute Read More

AFT-OREGON ACTION ALERT: State Higher Education Funding

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Student Success (JCSS) last week released its proposal (House Bill 2019) to invest $2 billion in new corporate taxes in education per biennium.  Although AFT-Oregon strongly supports increasing corporate taxes and investing in K-12 students, we are troubled that none of the proposed investments support community college or university students. Read More

4/8/2019 Weekly Communications Update

  Special Board meeting 4/1/2019 Recap There was one action item on the agenda.  To vote on tuition increase. The Board approved a $4.50 increase per credit.  This is the HEPI plus $1.00. Discussion items included The Administration’s Budget Balancing recommendations.  In the 4.1.19 Administration’s budget there are line items for the Health Clinic restructuring Read More