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Last updated on Jan 26, 2023

In April 2019, eligible CCA staff participating in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), an agency of the US government, voted in favor of union representation. In May, the NLRB certified this group as a collective bargaining unit of non-supervisory, non-managerial staff to be represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 for purposes of collective bargaining negotiations with the college. Negotiations began in October, 2019 and on March 10, 2022, we were able to achieve full tentative agreement on the first staff collective bargaining agreement.

The new CBA went into effect on June 8, 2022 and it covers all staff positions that do not meet the criteria to be exempt from the union. Exemptions include confidential, managerial and supervisory employees. Please reach out to your manager or Human Resources (, if you are not sure if your position is covered by the CBA.

Click here for the full staff collective bargaining agreement.

Union Membership Application - click here

Payroll Deduction Authorization Form in Workday

To enroll or make changes to union-related payroll deduction authorizations, please follow the below instructions.

  1. Log into Workday and search for your name in the search bar.
  2. Under your profile name, click on Actions and scroll down to Additional Data.
  3. Select Edit Effective-Dated Custom Object.
  4. This will take you to a Complete Questionnaire, where you can select the Staff Union Information process.
  5. Follow the instructions on this form, which is also noted below.

Union & COPE Political Action Fund Payroll Deduction Authorization Instructions

Use the below instructions to enroll in automatic payroll deductions for your agency fees/union dues and the COPE Political Action Fund contribution (optional). You can also use this form to make changes to your union-related payroll deductions.

1.Select the correct option below based on your employment type at CCA (unranked faculty or staff). NOTE: It is important to make an accurate selection in order to initiate the correct process for your employment type.

2. After you click "submit", you will receive a task in your Workday inbox called "Edit Additional Data". Click the blue button on the task to access the payroll deduction authorization form.

3. On the "Edit Additional Data" screen, you will have the opportunity to review the following authorizations:

  • Agency fees/union dues automatic payroll deduction authorization
  • COPE Political Action Fund contribution (optional)

4. Select your response for the agency fees/union dues automatic payroll deduction authorization in the first box.

5. Select your response for the COPE Political Action Fund contribution in the second box.

6. Click submit.

You will now have submitted your automatic payroll deduction authorization form and COPE Political Action Fund contribution (optional).

If you need help, reach out to

CCA Staff Union Leadership and Stewards Council

This section provides the contact information for the Chief Steward, Union Stewards, the Chapter President and the SEIU Representative. Union Steward information is forthcoming.

Chapter President: Matt Kennedy, 2D Studio Manager -

Chief Steward: Brian Harte, Furniture Studio Manager -

SEIU Representative: Letizia Zamudio -

Union Chapter Leadership

Matt Kennedy, Chapter president

Randy Nakamura, faculty, Vice President of Chapter

Amber Bales, Chapter Secretary

Melissa Leventon, faculty, Deputy Secretary

Piper Alldredge, Treasurer

Elizabeth Travelsight, faculty, COPE

Staff CBA Highlights & Resources

Please refer to this page for a summary of certain key aspects of the CBA, including the below:

  • Temporary, Fixed Term & 9.5 Month Positions
  • Campus Unification
  • Position Postings and Filling of Vacancies
  • Hours of Work
  • Performance Evaluations & PIP
  • Job Descriptions
  • Staff Pay Rates

The full CBA can be found here. Managers may reference additional resources on the Manager Resources page.

Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC)

Current JLMC Members:

Academic Year




Maira Lazdins, JLMC Co-Chair

VP of Human Resources

Althea Solis

Developer, Web Application

Brian Harte

Studio Manager, Furniture

Kress MacLaren

Admissions Administrative Coordinator & Counselor

John Jenkins

Director of Academic Administration, Fine Arts

Suzanne Greva

VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services

Sarah Lowe

Senior Director, Studio Operations

Additional Information