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Bittersweet Legislative Year for CFT Part-time Faculty

Bittersweet would best describe the end results of the 2022-2023 legislative season for community college part-time faculty.

One of the clear positives was the realization of a record 8.22% cost-of-living allowance for California Community Colleges, up .09% from Governor Newsom’s initial proposal of an 8.13% COLA in January. The COLA followed off a fairly robust COLA of 6.56% in 2021-2022. 


Fall 2022
Volume 34, Number 1

hands raising for part-time faculty healthcare

Local bargaining for part-time faculty healthcare ramps up

AFT resolution calls for national study of higher ed faculty

Banner year for legislative advocacy in Sacramento

Next week is Campus Equity Week!


May 2022, Special Edition
Volume 33, Number 3


Part-time faculty power up for change!

CFT survey calls out crisis in healthcare for part-time faculty

Conference empowers through learning

Part-timers lobby legislators alongside full-time and student allies


Spring 2022
Volume 33, Number 2

What does losing healthcare look like for part-time faculty in our community colleges?, Part 1

What does losing healthcare look like for part-time faculty in our community colleges?, Part 2

CFT’s red letter year for equity legislation

The pandemic, declining enrollment & unions

HELU Winter Summit hears from progressives


Fall 2021
Volume 33, Number 1

Locals negotiate vaccine stipends and retention of health benefits

CFT campaign sets sights on healthcare for part-time faculty

Governor vetoes increased workload cap bill AB 375

Borrowers denied loan forgiveness have one year to seek waiver, thanks to AFT legal victory


Spring 2021
Volume 32, Number 2

How Peralta won the first pay parity in California community colleges

Adjuncts and their unions fight on in the face of COVID

CFT seeks 85% adjunct teaching load, statewide path to pay parity

Healthcare, transferable training top adjunct priorities at CFT Convention


Fall 2020
Volume 32, Number 1

Peralta reaches 100 percent pay parity; locals win distance education support

Contingent faculty team up, pass national shared governance policy

Prop 15: It’s not just about closing corporate tax loopholes

Legislative gains and losses for adjuncts in a time of COVID


Fall 2019
Volume 31, Number 1

Part-timer takes helm at State Center Federation

Archive 1999: State Senator Adam Schiff goes to the head of the class

Governor signs loan forgiveness bill, vetoes paid maternity leave

Campus Equity Week 2019


Spring 2019
Volume 30, Number 2

Delegates reaffirm support for part-time faculty participation in shared governance

AB 897: Raising the cap and reducing freeway flying

Student loan forgiveness: State legislation aims to help part-time faculty


Fall 2018
Volume 30, Number 1

Part-timers are still sticking with their union post-Janus

AFT resolution supports $7,000 per three-credit course for adjuncts

CFT resolution reiterates support for statewide health insurance for part-timers


Spring 2018
Volume 29, Number 1

Convention votes to raise part-time workload cap to 80 percent

Health benefits: The successes and challenges ahead

Membership drives in community colleges mean more adjunct power


Fall 2014
Volume 26, Number 1

Rehire rights: Long-time instructor describes pain of losing assignment, outpouring of faculty and student support

Join CFT campaign for office hours pay, full-time positions

CalSTRS offers more assistance with service credit reporting

Two new laws will benefit part-time faculty in California

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