On Wednesday morning, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President Rich Gulla joined CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell and Paul Holloway, the chairman of the CCSNH board of trustees, to sign the recently ratified contracts for the CCSNH staff and adjunct faculty.
For our adjunct faculty members, the contract brings a wage increase of more than 10 percent over the life of the contract, including a raise that’s retroactive to the spring semester. The staff contract includes two wage increases: one increase of $0.75 to all hourly rates effective immediately and another 3 percent increase effective Sept. 28, 2018.
Each unit will see numerous beneficial changes, as well. For adjunct faculty, the credit cap has now been extended to 12 credits per semester and CCSNH now recognizes that the contract applies to adjuncts during summer semester. Staff will see health insurance plans remain the same for the next two years, and the insurance buy-out rates will increase. In addition, the dental insurance coverage will increase by $300 per person.
Both of these contracts are the result of a lot of hard work by our bargaining teams. They deserve our thanks and appreciation for a job well done. Thank you, as well, to the CCSNH teams. These agreements show that when you’re focused on finding common ground, everyone wins.