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Membership Meetings

The fall membership meeting was again held at Fairway Banquets located at the TAM golf course in Niles. About 50 members attended. Entertainment was provided by the Oakton improv group OMG.

     

IEA initiated admendment easing Biss Bill Passes State Senate
The Biss Bill mandated a severe penalty on any SURS institution that hires a SURS annuitant that has made an annual salary after 2013 of more than 40% of highest annual earnings prior to retirement. While this bill was aimed at highly paid administrators it affected mostly adjuncts with small SURS pensions, in some cases even teaching one course a year could "affect" them. Some community colleges used this bill as an excuse to not hire SURS annuitants at all. At the urging of the IEA Higher Education Council Senate Bill 2887 exempts annuitants with annuities of less than $10,000. This bill has passed the Senate 39-8 but was not called up in the House during the Spring 2014 Legislative Session.

Please contact your state representative and ask him or her to support SB2887 which may be taken up in the Spring 2015 Legislative Session.

Pension Bill Blocked by Judge
The State of Illinois has recently enacted SB-1 which cuts benifits for many state pension plans including SURS which Oakton adjunct faculty contribute to. A summary of the bill can be found here (PDF). On May 16, 2014 a Sangamon County Judge blocked the bill pending a ruling on its constitutionality.

AFA History

After over a year of hard work by author Barbara Vallaly who went through piles of old records and clippings and interviewed present and past members of the AFA as well as IEA staff, the AFA History is almost ready for publicaton. An excerpt of this history is available here. If you would like to purchase your own copy for $5, to cover printing, contact the AFA office info@oaktonafa.org or stop by the office during office hours.

An appendix to the history chronicles the 2013 struggle to protect adjuncts at Oakton from losing hours to prevent them from being entitled to health care. As a result of the contract negotiated a few adjuncts were allowed to keep most of their hours and also receive the same health care offered to Oakton full time faculty and staff.

AFA Office

The AFA office located in room 2470 Des Plaines will be open during the Fall 2014 semester on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-12:00. You may stop by or call the office at 847-635-2193 any time and leave a message. Office Manager Cheryl Thayer will be happy to try to answer your questions about AFA and our contract or refer you to someone who can.

If you have questions for the AFA you can also e-mail them to info@oaktonafa.org. AFA officers will monitor this email address and forward your inquiry to the appropriate person.

Membership Forms

payroll deduction form | IEA/NEA membership form

FAQ

Here are the answers to your Frequently Asked Questions. All Oakton part-time faculty should read this.

New adjunct faculty should check out the web page by full timer Paul Boisvert with loads of information. Continuing faculty may find this helpful also.

AFA-OCC Contract

The full text of the 20013-2017 OAKTON-AFA contract is here in PDF format (630KB).

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a Memorandum from the Academic Council have been approved by the Administration and the Board. These are not changes in the contract but are agreements on how the contract will be administered. You can view or download these here (PDF): MOU on Selecting Affiliated Adjuncts and Memo on Orientation Pay

Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)

Newsletters (PDF)
Most Recent September 2014
August 2014 | April 2014 | March 2014 | February 2014 | January 2014
12-1-13 | 11-1-13 | 10-1-13 | 9-2-13 | 5-1-13 | 4-1-13 | 3-4-13 | 2-1-13 | 1-14-13
11-30-12 | 11-12-12 | 10-1-12 | 9-1-12 | 3-26-12 Special | 3-1-12 | 3-4-12 Special | 2-1-12 | 1-8-12
12-01-11| 11-1-11 | 10-2-11 | 8-28-11 | 4-27-11 | 4-6-11 | 2-28-11 | 1-26-11
11-16-10 | 9-28-10 | 8-27-10 | 4-6-10 | 2-22-10 | 1-26-10
11-17-09 | 10-1-09 | 8-28-09 | 5-1-09 | 3-11-09 | 2-1-09
12-1-08 | 10-28-08 | 9-29-08 | 8-25-08
Officers
  • Barbara Dayton, President, Division 4
  • Jaleh Sherbini, Vice President and Grievance Chair
  • Cindy DelMedico, Treasurer, Division 4
  • Donna Ryan, Secretary, Division 4
Some Related Links
Illinois Education Association   |   National Education Association
Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Association   |   College of Dupage Adjuncts Association
Part Time Faculty Association of Columbia College   |   Harper College Adjunct Faculty Association
OCCFA (Oakton Full Time Faculty Union)


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Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, Skokie
Illinois