Part-time faculty can now access medical insurance and purchase City College plans if ineligible for college-paid coverage.
In the fiscal year 2021-2022, both faculty and classified workers received “pink slips” as notice of layoff. As departments struggle to maintain certificates, no positions will be reinstated for the foreseeable future.
The culmination of layoffs and program consolidations have caused major challenges for educators and students alike. Read how the drastic cuts from last year are affecting City College today.
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City College laid off 42 classified employees after the chancellor withdrew from labor negotiations with SEIU Local 1021, leading SEIU to charge the District with regressive and coercive bad faith bargaining.
City College sent out 42 pink slips to classified staff Nov. 2, even as they recruit replacement workers, a breach of faith denounced by SEIU 1021.
The faculty’s salary concessions will save jobs and classes for the 2021-22 academic year. However, the agreement may only delay cuts.
The request asks San Francisco for $15 million a year for the next two years and could be introduced to the Board of Supervisors as early as April 27.
San Francisco supervisors expressed support for City College at a hearing on the college’s proposed course cuts and layoffs of over 60% of instructors.
A new budget report shows that City College faces a deficit of over 31 million dollars next fiscal year, calling into question the potential for layoffs and reductions.
About 200 City College faculty, union workers from SEIU Local 87, which represents custodians and janitors, and faculty from local colleges gathered in solidarity to oppose City College faculty cuts.
“Is there someone here who doesn’t want a City College? That doesn’t want free education? Is the focus just churning out degrees? And certainly, getting degrees and certificates is part of our mission. Also part of our mission has been to provide education for lifelong learning.”
The layoffs, if implemented, would represent a loss of nearly 30% of City College’s 541 full-time teaching staff and 74% of its administrators, part of the five-year budget plan passed by the board in November.