The push to repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) gained momentum at a Nov. 20 field hearing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, convened by the House Ways and Means Committee. Witnesses who testified at the hearing—the first in many years—included octogenarian Paula Porter, a teacher for 38 years whose husband died at age
What does all this mean for the future of higher ed, and especially, our adjuncts, who carry so much load with abysmal compensation? Read more!
Time is running out to submit a public comment on the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to overtime rules that will directly impact workers earning less than $55,000. Only 1 state and the District of Columbia pay starting teachers at least $55,000 on average. If teachers and professors are included in the rule change, it
Last week the Hartnell College Faculty Association walked in protest of the treatment they have been receiving from their college and Board. Here are some images from the protest. More on our socials!
At CTA, we are committed to supporting your professional growth and leadership journey. That’s why we’re excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for you to take your skills development to a new level. We invite you to apply for our CTA Conference Grant Program. With this grant, you’ll have the chance to attend a CTA
The CTA Board of Directors will award BIPOC, Small Chapter, and New Member Incentive Grants for attendance at the following statewide conferences: Special Education Conference Application Deadline: August 10, 2023 Location: Hyatt Orange County, Garden Grove, CA Conference Date: October 6-8, 2023 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference Application Deadline: August 10, 2023 Location: Margaritaville Resort, Palm Springs
Educators from all 15 states affected by the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) flew to Washington last week to lobby for their repeal via legislation such as the Social Security Fairness Act (S. 597/H.R. 82). The bill has wide bipartisan support with 263 cosponsors in the House and 40 in the
Part-time Faculty Eligible for Unemployment Most part-time community college faculty are eligible to receive unemployment compensation benefits during winter and summer breaks in their employment (or a semester during which you are not offered employment). Virtually all part-time faculty offers are contingent upon meeting minimum enrollment, funding levels, and program continuation. Such contingent offers do
We are a family and a community, both in CCA and in our local chapters, and supporting each other is what we do.” —Eric Kaljumägi, CCA President Our Mission The Community College Association, with CTA and NEA as our partners, advocates for California’s public higher education faculty, empowers locals, builds strong and effective coalitions, promotes
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