Dear AFT Guild SDCCD Faculty Members,
I am pleased to announce this year’s Resource Allocation Formula (RAF) distributions just in time for the holidays!
A historic component to this round of allocations is a significant increase in the minimum wage for our lowest paid employees throughout the District to ensure they earn a living wage here in San Diego. Using data from the MIT Living Wage Calculator for the San Diego area, we reached agreement with the District acknowledging that the minimum living wage for a single wage earner is currently $22.31/hour, and for a family of two adults with two children the minimum living wage is $30.58/hour.
Consequently, all NANCE salaries will be raised to ensure none are less than $22.31/hour, and all contract salaries for all bargaining units throughout the District will be increased to at least $30.58/hour, or equivalently, $5,300.53/month.
Acting Chancellor Greg Smith deserves a lion’s share of the credit for these landmark achievements as we would not have reached this settlement without his vision, leadership, and dedication to putting words into practice to ensure equity gaps are reduced wherever they are encountered.
This settlement will also have far reaching implications outside of the SDCCD. Just as non-union workers always benefit due to the gains of strong union settlements in their same industry, having the SDCCD, one of the largest employers in the County, set this new floor as the minimum living wage for workers in San Diego will put pressure on other employers in the region, both public and private, to do the same for their workers. That is what makes this settlement truly historic and we should all be extremely proud to be leading the way here in San Diego.
Other highlights of our settlement for faculty include:
- 4.22% across the board salary increase on the Tenured/Tenure-Track salary schedule.
- 4.69% across the board salary increase on the Adjunct/Overload salary schedule. This will put us at 98.9% pro-rata pay for equivalent salary steps.
- One-time bonus for all faculty equal to 5.54% of all gross earnings earned during the period July 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 paid out on the March 31, 2024/April 10, 2024 pay cycles.
- New step on the Adjunct/Overload Salary Schedule, Class 6, Step F, 1% greater than the existing Class 6, Step E.
- Department Chair reassigned time increase of 0.1 FTEF.
- Off-campus assignment 10% salary additive.
- Increased compensation for faculty teaching multiple preparations simultaneously in Language disciplines.
- Flex pay for faculty with short-term assignments.
- Two weeks of pay for adjunct faculty with class cancelations within 14 calendar days of their first class meeting.
- 9 ESUs for the Photography program at City College.
- Additional reassigned time for the Faculty Evaluation Coordinators.
- $250,000 augmentation to our retiree healthcare fund to ensure retirees with 15 or more years of service who retire between the ages of 55-64 will have their medical, dental, and vision fully funded until their 65th birthday;
The complete details of the settlement are set forth below, and the updated salary schedules, effective January 1, 2024, can be found at:
- Adjunct Overload Salary Schedules eff Jan 1 2024
- AFT Contract Faculty Salary Schedule eff Jan 1 2024
- SDCCD Chair Reassigned Time Effective Spring 2024 FINAL
Please keep an eye out for your electronic ratification ballot coming to your inbox from: “AFT Guild Local 1931” <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Your AFT Guild Executive Council emphatically recommends a “Yes” vote on this package. Voting deadline will be this Friday, December 15th, at 3:00pm.
I want to again thank Acting Chancellor Greg Smith and the People, Culture, and Technologies Staff who worked hard on nailing down all the cost-outs necessary to make this settlement possible. I additionally want to acknowledge and extend my gratitude to the efforts of our AFT Guild Executive Council officers who contributed their time and energy to create and then bring this package to fruition.
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your continued support of your Union!
Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931
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