On Tuesday, January 25, the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees voted to approve a resolution that supports Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA students. Click here to see the final resolution.
Long Beach City College Faculty Association resolves to request that Superintendent-President Eloy Oakley and the Board of Trustees support the statement issued by California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White on November 17, 2016, and establish a similar policy at Long Beach City College.
The California State University policy reads as follows:
“CSU policy directs, unless contravened by California Government Code or required by law, that:
—The CSU will not enter into agreements with state or local law enforcement agencies, Homeland Security or any other federal department for the enforcement of federal immigration law;
—Our university police departments will not honor immigration hold requests; and
—Our university police do not contact, detain, question or arrest individuals solely on the basis of being—or suspected of being—a person that lacks documentation.”
Good evening Board, President Oakley, Faculty, Administration, Staff, Students and Community members.
First, I want to commend the BOT for putting Prop 55 on the agenda for a Board endorsement; LBCCFA has formally endorsed Prop 55. I have three comments about the Presidential Search Committee, Agenda Item 3.2.
- Kindly please point to me the regulations that the BOT is following for this Search Committee. The 2008 Accreditation Report stated the BOT did not have any regulations or policies for the Presidential Search committee; I can only find Administrative Regulations on Academic Administrative Hiring Policy3003, which differs significantly from the proposed 22 member search committee. And, I also found Board Policy 2020, which does not provide any details of the process for the Presidential Search.
- The 3003 policy and regulations state 4 full time faculty will be on admin hiring committees which consist of 15 members; the proposed 22 member committee has only 3 full time faculty. This does not seem to be a fair process as stated in Board Policy 2020. Full time faculty are the most permanent component of this institution, thus why would we not have more members on this committee?
- Further, I want to echo the comments from 2006, during the last hiring of a Superintendent-President. Then CCA President Charlotte Joseph and Academic Senate President David Morse addressed the board with their concerns that the Board’s composition of the search committee did not fairly represent the Long Beach Community College District by employees who have an interest of the college on a day to day basis, rather than those who have a stakeholder’s interest who are from the community or outside of the institution.
On behalf of LBCCFA, I humbly request that the Board increase the number of full time faculty on the search committee by 3 members.
LBCCFA recently changed its name to better represent our union members. We are conducting a contest to come up with a new design for our logo. The contest details can be found at this link.
Members of LBCCFA met Friday morning (October 14) to give support and encouragement to our Negotiations Team as they went to the first negotiations meeting with district representatives. A BIG THANKS to those who were able to help us show a united front.
The Teachers Association of Long Beach is having a Family Picnic on October 29. Go to their website for more information.
Proposition 55 is on the November ballot. We will be phone banking on October 27 (a Thursday). Click this link to learn what Prop 55 means to you and your community. (And please share the link with family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances!)
If you can help us with the phone banking by volunteering for 30 minutes to an hour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which day (Oct. 10 and Oct. 27) you will be joining us at the LBCCFA office located at 4421 Village Road, Long Beach, CA.
CCA has sent a letter to President Oakley outlining the articles we will be addressing in the upcoming negotiations. Please look over the document.
The CCA and District proposals will be presented at the Board of Trustees meeting on September 13. Once the Board takes the action to accept the proposals (hopefully at the September 27 meeting), contract negotiations will begin in early October.
Please contact your CCA Rep to share your suggested changes/revisions to the contract; alternatively, you can contact Aundrea Tavvakoly (co-Chief Negotiator) at email@example.com.
Tom Pinkava, Karen Roberts, Wendy Koenig, and Chris Koenig staffed the CTA Region 3 booth at the 37th Labor Day Solidarity Parade (associated with the LA County Federation of Labor). They helped promote Proposition 55 and other ballot issues that have been endorsed by CTA. (37th-annual-labor-day)