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Welcome to the year 2014!
We hope that you enjoyed your break and are looking forward to the new semester.
There are several new happenings to discuss.  First of all, our contract expired on June 30, 2012 but we are in negotiations with the City Colleges bargaining team for a new contract.  It’s too early to tell how the negotiations will go, but we imagine it will be a long process.  We plan to provide CCCLOC membership with periodic updates.  In the meanwhile, the expired contract will remain in effect with all its provisions until the new contract has been ratified by both parties. (This means that there might not be wage increases for this semester.)  We bring to the table various proposals on behalf of our members, so we want to hear from you… What is it that you want to see or change in our contract?  We are also in need of members to help support the bargaining team, so contact any officer if you want to help.
Secondly, due to escalating costs of our parent organizations, the IEA and the NEA, you will see an increase in your dues.  Your local CCCLOC dues will still remain the same and have not been increased.  The dues are divided over two semesters, and each semester, the dues are deducted from your second and third paychecks.  Please consult the Dues Information page in this website and the IEA and NEA websites to find out more.
 
Lastly, look at the Calendar for our Executive Committee and General Meetings dates.
Last semester, as your president, I traveled to each college and several other satellite locations to meet with CCCLOC members and the college administration.  I plan to do this again, so please try to meet with me when I make it to your college.  We have much work to do and I want to hear from as many of you as possible.  I wish you a productive and enjoyable semester… do your best for our students!
 
Yours in Solidarity,
Loretta Ragsdale
President, CCCLOC
and the CCCLOC officers and representatives