College Rectifies their Non-Compliance for 2022-23
College of the Siskiyous Faculty Association
WEED – A settlement was reached between the College of the Siskiyous (COS) and the College of the Siskiyous Faculty Association (COSFA), after the faculty and the college returned to the table. Previously the college had been out of compliance with the “Fifty Percent Law” since 2021-22. COSFA was able to win a 1.5% ongoing increase to salary retroactive to July 1, 2022. Additionally, bargaining unit members who were employed between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 will get a historic 20.3% one-time payout. To rectify the college’s non-compliance moving forward, COSFA and COS agreed to work together to create a more permanent solution in the next round of bargaining beginning in the Fall of 2024.
“We are happy that the district decided to return to the table to bargain in good faith, after abruptly ending negotiations in December. We are hopeful that the district will move forward with coming to the table in the Fall of 2024 and we as a team can come up with a plan to fix the ongoing annual noncompliance with the 50% law,” said COFSA President Kirk Thomsen. “The law was intended to ensure that colleges recruit and retain the best educators and our faculty wants to make sure that we can continue to support and educate the students who attend our classes. This settlement signals the district’s willingness to put students first. We hope that continues in the next negotiations.”
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