• 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 for Next Contract Are Proceeding

We will make every attempt possible to keep you informed of our progress.  We know that for most adjuncts, the main concerns in negotiations are salary and benefits.  However, there are many other very important aspects to our contract.  (We hope you’ll look at your contract and become aware of all of the possible topics there are to bargain.)  HCAFA and the Harper Administration have met 4 times since the initial Intetest-Based Bargaining all-day training.  (We meet for 4 hours every Friday.)  Both teams have expressed a strong interest in cooperating with each other to  to make the adjunct contract better than it is. 

In an effort to develop trust, we  began the process by working on language issues–those issues that have changed since the signing of the last contract:  Some of the issues were the result of grievances filed on behalf of adjuncts; others were the joint outcome of discussions at relationship meetings between HCAFA and the college.

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