After negotiations with the State and the State College/University Presidents, the Council of New Jersey State College Locals reached an agreement and the state contract that was ratified in The Fall of 2019. Below are some details of the contract based on the December 13, 2019 Memorandum of Agreement for the 2019 to 2023 Adjunct Faculty Agreement between the State of New Jersey and the Council of New Jersey State College Locals, AFT, AFL-CIO.
SALARY INCREASES-Article XIV
Adjunct faculty who have taught one (1) to twelve (12) semesters will receive $1,505 per credit and adjunct faculty who have taught thirteen (13) or more semesters will receive $1,555 per credit.
2015-2019 ADJUNCT FACULTY
|Date||1-12 Semesters||13 + Semesters|
|Spring 2020||$1,505 Per Credit||$1,555 Per Credit|
|Fall 2020||$1,575 Per Credit||$1,625 Per Credit|
|Fall 2021||$1,630 Per Credit||$1,680 Per Credit|
|Fall 2022||$1,705 Per Credit||$1,755 Per Credit|
COURSE CANCELLATION COMPENSATION INCREASED-Article XIII
The amount paid to an adjunct faculty member whose assignment is cancelled or reassigned less than two (2) weeks before classes begin has increased from one half (0.5) of a teaching credit hour to one (1) teaching credit hour. The negotiated compensation rate for class cancellation or reassignment after the first class taught will be increased from one (1) teaching credit hour to one and one-half (1.5) teaching credit hour.
DOCUMENTATION FOR UNEMPLOYEMENT INSURANCE-Article XIII
In instances where the Colleges/Universities do not intend to offer a subsequent assignment to an adjunct faculty member, you have the right to request that management provide written notice of this intent. This will help adjunct faculty file for unemployement benefits.
COMPENSATION FOR TRAINING-Article XIII
The number of hours required for training in any term is capped at four hours. The salary for compensation for mandatory training in excess of four hours will be compensated at a minimum rate of $25 per hour. Exisiting agreements offering higher rates of compensation remain in full force and effect.
TIMELY COMPENSATION-Article XIV
The Colleges/Universities will ensure that all adjuncts are paid on time, on the first payday of the semester, inter-session, pre-session and summer session that corresponds to the pay period dates in which work was first performed.
WRITTEN REASONS FOR DISMISSAL-Article VII
Adjuncts discharged for cause during the term of a contract will be provided with reason(s) for dismissal within ten (10) calendar days of a submitted request. The affected faculty shall have the opportunity to meet with the Dean and have the right to union representation at the meeting.
EXPANDED UNION RIGHTS-Article X
Union rights expanded by the NJ Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act (WDEA) are now memorialized in the new Agreement. Among newly implemented WDEA terms in the contract is the Union's right to attend and discuss the benefits of Union membership at new employee orientations.
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