Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

AFT - Article I: Recognition, Article II: Responsibilities of the Parties, and Article III: Strikes and Lockouts

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ARTICLE I:
RECOGNITION

The Community College of Allegheny County (called the "College" herein) recognizes the Community College of Allegheny County Federation of Teachers, Local 2067, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (called the "Federation" herein) as the sole and exclusive bargaining representative for the following classes of employees (called "Employee(s)" herein):

All full-time teaching faculty (including temporary appointments of one (1) academic year's duration), counselors, assistant librarians, athletic coaches, lecturers with one (1) year contracts, audio-visual specialists, division faculty advisors, division chairmen, department heads, laboratory technicians, audio-visual technicians, and library technicians, and excluding vice-presidents, deans, associate deans, assistant deans, directors, and all management, supervisory and first-level supervisory employees as defined in Act 195.  Any individual contract between the College and an Employee shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement.

ARTICLE II:

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PARTIES

A.       Each of the parties hereto acknowledges the rights and responsibilities of the other party and agrees to discharge its responsibilities under this Agreement.

B.       The Federation (its officers and representatives, at all levels) and all Employees are bound to observe the provisions of this Agreement.

C.      The College (its officers and representatives, at all levels) is bound to observe the provisions of this Agreement.

D.      In addition to the responsibilities that may be provided elsewhere in this Agreement, the following shall be observed:

1.       There shall be no intimidation or coercion of Employees into joining the Federation or continuing their membership therein, and there shall be no interference with the rights of Employees to become or continue to be members of the Federation.

2.       The Federation, its officers and members, may engage in Federation activities or hold any meeting on Board property provided that it does not interfere with or interrupt normal College operations or the obligations and duties of faculty members as Employees.

3.       There shall be no discrimination, restraint, or coercion against any Employee because of membership or non-membership in the Federation, nor for activity on behalf of the Federation.

ARTICLE III:

STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS

E.       The applicable procedures of this Agreement will be followed for the settlement of grievances or complaints.

F.       During the term of this Agreement neither the Federation nor its agents will authorize, instigate, aid, condone, or engage in a work stoppage or strike, or other interruption or any impeding of work at any facility of the College.

G.      In the event of any such strike, slowdown, stoppage of work or other concerted refusal to work by any Employee or group of Employees, the Federation shall promptly and publicly disavow such action and request and direct the Employees to return to work immediately.

H.      There shall be no lockouts, strikes, work stoppages, or other interruption or impeding of work during the term of this Agreement.