• 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. 

National Adjunct Walkout Day

Dear HCAFA Members,

As you may have heard, Wednesday, February 25th is being called “National Adjunct Walkout Day.”  This action began and has grown on social media as a way to publicize the plight of adjuncts across the nation. However, please be aware that walking off the job is not sanctioned by HCAFA, nor the IEA, our parent organization.  That is because our current contract is still in effect.  We cannot legally walk off the job or strike unless our contract has expired and we are working without one.  Please note that anyone who walks out could be subject to discipline by the Harper administration.  We do not want anyone to lose their job be punished for doing so.

Nevertheless, the HCAFA Executive Committee decided that we would like to show our solidarity and also increase our visibility on National Adjunct Walkout Day. If you are on campus that day try to wear something blue.  This is something that other unions across the country are doing in order to be easily visible and to show support for adjuncts, especially those who do not have the protections and benefits of a union contract. If your students wonder why they are seeing so much blue, you could briefly mention the reason.

So if you’re on campus on Wednesday, try to make it a “blue” Wednesday!

Yours in unity,

The HCAFA Executive Committee

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