• Reminders

    Important Dates:
    HCAFA Executive Committee Meetings
    Light Meal Served
    At Harper College, Rooms Listed Below
    12:00 - 2:30, L200

    Summer 2017
    • Friday, May 12, 2017
    • Friday, June 9,2017
    • Friday, July 14, 2017
    • Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

    For information or to check if the time or location has been changed, call Hasmig or Amy at the IEA office
    (847 359-0300).

March 2017 Harper Adjunct Advocate in Mailboxes This Week

Check out the latest edition of The Harper Adjunct Advocate for details about our latest contract as well as information about other topics of interest for adjuncts.

Harper Adjunct Advocate – March 2017

Possible Tax Deduction for Union Dues

Your union dues and related expenses may be able to be included as a deductible item on your income tax IF you itemize your taxes rather than take the standard deduction.  It will not be a dollar for dollar deduction.  Check with your tax preparation service to find out if you qualify for the deduction..

Call for Nominations for HCAFA Officers and Representatives

              NOTICE OF LOCAL ELECTION for HCAFA 2017 – 2019

Election of officers for the Harper College Adjunct Faculty Association will be held on Friday, April 21 in room L-219 on campus from 12 noon – 2pm.  Details of the election are on the attached document.
Our Executive Committee solicits your help!  Several of our long-serving members are retiring this year and volunteers are needed for those positions.  Please consider serving as treasurer, secretary, or membership records chair.  Department representatives serve on the Executive Committee as liaisons for their area.  While candidates are encouraged from all departments, we have a need for persons in the liberal arts and business/social science departments.  The time commitments are minimal; the rewards are immense. 
Executive Committee meetings are always open to dues-paying members and we look forward to hearing from our membership.  Increased membership and involvement make a better teaching and learning environment for all!

HCAFA Members, please nominate yourself or another HCAFA member for one of the HCAFA Executive Committee positions–officers and division representatives.

All nominations must be received by Friday, April 14, at 1:00.

Click on the link below for further details.

HCAFA Call for Nominations of Officers and Representatives 2017

HCAFA Contract #4 Ratified!

Congratulations HCAFA and Harper College!

Good news Harper adjuncts! You voted to ratify the proposed negotiated contract. Our President, Charmian Tashjian, spoke to the Harper Board of Trustees at their February 15th board meeting. This helped to convince the board to vote unanimously to accept the new contract. The last step in the process of the new contract is a final proofreading to combine the changes with the remainder of the old contract. When the proofreading is complete the contract will be posted on this website and copies will be printed. Look for  e-newsbriefs and a newsletter in the near future.

HCAFA Ratification Powerpoint


The contract negotiating team presented the above power-point at the ratification meeting on Friday 2/3/17. Please review the presentation to learn about the new contract. There will be a few alternative voting sessions listed below.

February 6th       10 a.m. to  4 p.m. in H198. This is an office in the welding lab.

February 7th       10 a.m. to  4 p.m. in H198.                                                                                                   5-9 p.m. in P209. This is an office in the main hallway of P.  

Final Chance:                                                                                                                     February 9th       9-10 a.m. IEA office 300 N North court, Palatine IL 60067.   


Contract Ratification Meetings in February for HCAFA Members

Your HCAFA negotiating team has a tentative agreement with the College.  Please join us to hear about all the changes and to ratify your contract.

We hope to ratify the contract before the next Harper College Board of Trustees Meeting so that the changes can be put in place as soon as possible!

Click on the link for details.  hcafacontract-ratification-vote-flyer-012717


Educator Tax Deductions

What educator tax deductions can you claim?