Volume 47, Number 1
New date allows more input
A vote this fall on the merger of two major community college faculty associations has been postponed a year so that details of the merger can continue to be hammered out, according to CCA President Ron Norton Reel.
“It’s a significant merging of two organizations and we wanted to make sure all the ‘t’s were crossed and the I’s dotted’ before we submit it to our members for consideration,” Reel said. “It’s actually a good thing in that it will allow time for everyone to become familiar with the issue before voting on it.”
The two organizations currently represent approximately 90% of the community college faculty statewide, with the remaining represented by independent associations. The Community College Association (CCA) is affiliated with the California Teachers Association and the National Education Association. The Community College Council (CCC) is an affiliate of the California Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers. Representatives from both organizations have engaged in merger discussions for the past three years. All told, the merged organization would represent instructors on 95 of California’s community colleges.