Colorado AAUP Working for a Bill to Strengthen Colorado’s Community Colleges
#equalpay4equalwork ~ it’s about time, more like overdue ~ and a standing ovation to the AAUP Colorado Conference and the Colorado Adjuncts
The Colorado Conference is working with Colorado State Representative Randy Fischer and State Senator John Kefalas to pass a “Community College Pay and Benefits Equity Act.” Representative Fischer and Senator Kefalas have been dedicated and tireless supporters of faculty rights and pay equity in the state. They were previously involved in co-sponsoring and successfully passing HB12-1144, a bill that authorized enforceable contracts between non-tenure track teaching faculty and Colorado’s institutions of higher education. The Community College Pay and Benefits Equity Act (HB14-1154) will eliminate institutionalized wage and benefit disparities between so-called “regular faculty” and “instructors” in the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).
Representative Fischer notes that:
Passage of the bill will eliminate the perverse incentive that motivates the CCCS to keep many of their instructors on part-time status and poverty wages.
From Colorado Conference Executive Committee member Don Eron:
These are boom times for the CCCS,” he said…
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