• Reminders

    Important Dates:

    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings, Spring 2020 (All meetings start at 10:30 and finish at noon. Most meetings are at Harper L204.):

    • Fri., March 20, 2020 (March 20th meeting cancelled)
    • Fri., April 17, 2020
    • Fri., May 22, 2020

    Light Meal Served

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office.  (847 359-0300), 553 N. North Ct., Suite 210, Palatine


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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