Update on Collective Bargaining with MPCTA (Nov 18)
On November 18, 2016, the negotiations teams for the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) and the Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) met from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. regarding a successor contract.
The parties agreed on the agenda for the bargaining session. MPC presented proposals or counterproposals on the following items:
- Article 23 - Division Chair
- Article 17 - Extra Duty and Extended Year Pay
- Article 4 - Association Rights
- Article 24 - Statutory Changes
Among other things, MPC’s proposals on these articles would formalize the Department Chair assignments to provide greater support to Division Chairs. The proposals also provide an annual stipend of $5,000 for Department Chairs and Program Leads, and a $10,000 annual stipend for Division Chairs. The proposals also simplify the contract which, in some ways, prevents faculty members from directly serving students.
MPC’s proposal on Article 17 also reflects an interest in equalizing the pay for coaches by eliminating the existing distinction between “major” and “minor’ sports. MPC is further proposing an increase in compensation for all athletic coaches. For full-time head coaches, MPC is proposing an increase in a semester-based TLU from 6.8 TLU to 7.5 TLU, along with pay for three (3) additional weeks each year. MPC is also proposing a stipend of $7,500 for part-time head coaches, and a stipend of $5,500 for all assistant coaches.
MPC and MPCTA have additional negotiation sessions scheduled on December 5th, 13th, and 19th (tentative).
See this webpage for a list of all current updates related to MPC's Collective Bargaining.