DCFA in the News

Check out the DCFA in the News page for spotlights on members and union activities. Most recently, past president and current member Chris Curtis was featured in two MEA: Unions in Higher Education videos.

DCFA Ratifies First Contract

DCFA President Chris Curtis writes, “The DCFA Negotiation Team worked diligently with the Administrative Team over the past three years on Delta’s first complete collective bargaining agreement (CBA). On May 16, both teams reached a Tentative Agreement (TA). A presentation of the TA to the DCFA Executive Council took place on Friday, May 20, and the Council agreed with the Negotiation Team’s recommendation to approve the TA for a ratification vote by DCFA Members in Good Standing. Following a May 24 General Membership meeting reviewing the TA, the DCFA conducted a ratification vote from May 25 – May 31. As was reported to DCFA Members earlier, the TA was overwhelmingly approved by membership.”

The Delta College Board of Trustees unanimously passed approval for the CBA at their June meeting, and both the administration and DCFA negotiation teams are proofreading the final copy. The contract will go into effect on July 1, 2022.

The DCFA would like to thank Negotiation Team Chair, Matt Eyre, and the members of the Negotiation Team, Laura Dull, Chris Hausbeck, Donna Giuliani, Ray Lacina, Ryan Petersen, and Felicia Peters, along with our MEA representative Rondy Murray, for all their efforts in this significant achievement. Chris Curtis also served as an ex officio member.

Fantastic Faculty Update

The Fantastic Faculty feature has moved! Delta College President Dr. Gavin has invited these stories to be published internally via the Delta News and shared monthly with the Board of Trustees. Press looking for great tips can contact Leanne Govitz (leannegovitz-at-delta.edu), and visit the Delta home page for news features (www.delta.edu). The DCFA appreciates Dr. Gavin’s collaborative approach to sharing faculty news, and we look forward to connecting with our community through these regular features.

Congratulations DCFA on First Contract!

Congratulations to the Delta College Faculty Association for negotiating its first ever contract with Delta College!

The Tentative Agreement was ratified by the DCFA Membership at the end of June, and approved by the Delta College Board of Trustees at a special meeting on July 7, 2021.

DCFA leadership expressed appreciation for the work of the DCFA Negotiation Team and to the DCFA Membership for their consideration and support.

This is a one-year contract with portions still remaining under negotiation. The DCFA looks forward to working with Delta College’s newly appointed president, Dr. Michael Gavin, to establish a long-term, positive working relationship.