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CCA faculty and staff ratify collective bargaining agreements

Posted April 13, 2022, 11:31 AM

Updated April 13, 2022, 11:41 AM

Dear Faculty and Staff,

On Friday, April 8, 2022, SEIU Local 1021 informed CCA that its members had ratified new, three-year collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) for both the staff and adjunct faculty bargaining units. These agreements—the first for staff and the second for adjunct faculty—represent an important step toward a productive, long-term partnership between the college and the union. 

Throughout the negotiation process, the college’s goal was to achieve mutually beneficial agreements that support CCA’s commitment to our students, our employees, and a sustainable future for our college. As we worked with the union to reach CBAs for our represented faculty and staff, we also remained mindful of the distinct roles and needs of our ranked faculty and non-union-represented staff. I am confident that these agreements will promote a fair, equitable, and supportive working environment for all our employees that reflects CCA’s position as an outstanding art and design school, and as an outstanding place to work.

In the coming days, Provost Tammy Rae Carland and AVP for Human Resources Maira Lazdins will provide additional details about the impact of these agreements and comparable improvements and protections that will apply to ranked faculty and non-union-represented staff. In the meantime, I’d like to once again thank the members of the negotiating teams representing both the union and the college, whose passion and commitment to our students, our employees, and our school’s future is beyond question.


Stephen Beal, President