• Reminders

    HCAFA Executive Committee monthly meetings continue to be held online via Zoom.  All HCAFA members are invited to join the sessions.

    All meeting times are from 9:30 am until ~11 am.  Meeting dates for the remainder of the year – subject to change – are as follows:

    • October 9
    • November 13
    • December 11

    For information, contact HCAFA President Robert Allare at hcafapresident@gmail.com

    Unfortunately, our local Illinois Education Association office in Palatine is closed due to the pandemic, but messages (847.359.0300) are forwarded to us. For an emergency situation, you may contact the HCAFA President via email (hcafapresident@gmail.com) or IEA’s central office in Springfield at https://ieanea.org/ieaconnect/ for telephone and live chat during their limited weekday hours as well as the email option. 

NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BEGUN FOR OUR NEXT CONTRACT

Our current contract with Harper is set to expire this year.  The HCAFA negotiating team–Gary Wilson (Team Chair), Rob Alexander, Arlene Bublick, Joanne Meyerhoff, Charmian Tashjian, and Barry Tusin (Interim IEA Uniserv Director) met with college administrators–Brian Knetl (Cafe Associate Dean), Judy Marwick (Provost), Sheryl Otto (Dean of Student Development), Damone Richardson (HR Manager), and Roger Spayer (Chief HR Officer).  Federal Mediatior Jerry Hughes guided us in the process of Interest-Based Bargaining.  He will attend future sessions as needed.  Although HCAFA members Janice Cutler and Larry Price are not going to attend meetings with the college, they will help with any needed  research or planning.

Our first session was very productive.  Team members got to know one another; ground rules for our meetings were agreed upon, and we began using the IBB process to discuss issues regarding working conditions.  We are set to meet again next Friday and will continue to do so until negotiations are finished.

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