CCAC Adjuncts United

CCAC Adjuncts United is a campaign by the adjunct faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County to form a union affiliated with the AFT.

As adjunct instructors at the Community College of Allegheny County, we are dedicated to providing our students with an exceptional education and furthering the mission of CCAC. To that end, we are coming together to form a union with the American Federation of Teachers. We believe that by working to attain proper instructional supports, greater equity in wages and benefits, and a unified voice in governance, we can greatly improve the teaching and learning environment at CCAC. In order to be more effective educators, we must first resolve problems we face including unsustainable compensation, perpetual job insecurity, limited or no office space, and an absence of influence in planning and policy. We want to work together with the college in order to improve adjunct working conditions, which will, in turn, improve CCAC. By joining together as a union, we will be better equipped to deal with the serious issues that face us as adjunct instructors. As educators and employees, we deserve full respect and greater equity as vital members of the CCAC community.

IC Students for Labor Action

[09/15/16]   Do you know about COPE?

COPE is our union's Committee on Political Education and serves as a joint fundraising effort with AFL-CIO to help support pro-union political activity at the local, state and federal levels. For a monthly contribution of only $2, you can do your part to make sure that we have the legislative backing we need to keep fighting for better wages and working conditions.

If you'd like to become a COPE contributor, please contact your Adjunct Liaison, campus VPs, or the 2067 local office on Allegheny Campus for more information.

[09/05/16]   Happy Labor Day to all of our union (and soon to be union) sisters and brothers!

[07/21/16]   Our membership drive is underway! If you haven't filled out your membership card yet, request one in the comment section of this post and we'll get one sent out to you!

[07/14/16]   Today marks the one year anniversary of CCAC adjuncts voting to join AFT! Celebrate by signing a membership card and becoming a full member of CCAC-AFT 2067!

[06/28/16]   There's only a few days left before our first contract goes into effect on July 1st! Members of our Organizing Committee are working everyday to get union cards out to everyone so that each of you can take full advantage of our membership in CCAC-AFT 2067. If you haven't yet signed a card or if you have and would like to join the Organizing Committee to help build our membership, leave a comment below and someone will get in touch!

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Workers at CMU's Conflict Kitchen are fighting for living wages. Please sign the petition below and show your support for Pittsburgh workers. Conflict Kitchen is a popular Pittsburgh restaurant and art project, bankrolled by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), that serves food from countries with which the United States is in conflict. It's an incredibly cool project that teaches customers about basic human rights and celebrates our shared....

Community College Adjuncts Ratify First Contract, Boding Well for Other Academic Fights - The...

Dr. Jacqueline Cavalier (History, Allegheny) and Gene Marsh (Art, Boyce) recently appeared on Union Edge radio to discuss the organizing efforts to join CCAC-AFT 2067. Retired SEIU International Vice President Rosemary Trump joins us with special guests Jackie Cavalier, Vice President of CCAC Local 2067 Allegheny and CCAC Adjunct Professor Gene Marsh to talk about the ratification of CCAC’s first Adjunct Professor contract, the journey these professors have taken…

CCAC approves three-year pact with adjunct faculty The board of the Community College of Allegheny County today unanimously approved a three-year contract with its roughly 800 adjunct faculty members. CCAC spokeswoman Elizabeth Johnston said the collective bargaining agreement includes a pay raise of $50 in the first year, $25 in the second year and...

[05/01/16]   Congratulations, CCAC adjuncts! We've ratified our first contract with 94% of the votes accepting the TBA!

[05/01/16]   Our ratification meeting starts in one hour! If you've signed your card, come to the Student Center auditorium on Allegheny Campus at 2:00 to vote on our contract!

[04/27/16]   Ratification Day for our first contract is coming up on May 1st! If you've signed up to be a full member of AFT 2067 already, you'll be receiving a copy of the contract for review through email in the next few days. For anyone that hasn't signed up for full membership yet, but wants to be able to vote on the contract, make sure you have your card returned to the Federation office on Allegheny Campus by the end of the week.

[04/20/16]   Don't forget: Your AFT 2067 membership cards have been sent out via email. Be sure to print them out and mail them back to the address listed on the card to ensure that you're a full union member. Only full members have voting rights on union issues such as contract ratification, officer elections, and dues.

Ed Tarzia and Dan Gomez discussing adjunct working conditions.

United Academics of Philadelphia

It's been a long wait for Temple adjuncts fighting for a union, but the election is nearly over. Ballots are due in Harrisburg TODAY! Stay posted for more information later this week.

General Membership Meeting Registration

Register to attend the first general membership meeting since we voted to join CCAC AFT Local 2067!

United Academics of Philadelphia

All across the country, folks are ready to welcome #adjuncts at Temple to AFT - American Federation of Teachers. President Randi Weingarten and others say vote yes! We'll be here to stand with you when you do.


Members of CCAC's adjunct faculty union were there when Mayor Peduto announced that the minimum wage for city employees would rise to $15/hour over the next five years.

CCAC Adjuncts United's cover photo

Campus Equity Week seeks solutions for adjunct faculty Campus Equity Week, Oct. 26-30, is all about educating students, parents and education advocates, who are shocked to discover that many part-time professors live below the poverty line due to wages that are a fraction of what full-time faculty earn.

CCAC Adjuncts United's cover photo

Photos from CCAC Adjuncts United's post

@ the Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

[09/01/15]   CCAC Adjuncts WILL be marching in the Labor Day parade. If you'd like to be part of the group, email [email protected] and we'll get you the details!

ATTENTION CCAC ADJUNCTS: You can find the bargaining survey here:

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Why My Fellow Adjuncts and I Decided To Form a Union at Our Community College - Working In These...

Powerful personal piece from @lukeniebler on the how and why of adjunct organizing at CCAC with AFT - American Federation of Teachers Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 6:30 pm Why My Fellow Adjuncts and I Decided To Form a Union at Our Community College BY Luke Niebler Tweet Email Print "We are teetering at the edge of major changes in the structure and future of higher education in the United States. Faculty must have a voice in creating a…

Adjuncts at Pennsylvania college vote to unionize Adjunct faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania have voted overwhelming, 294-64, to join the AFT.

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School’s Out but Teachers Are Organizing in Allegheny County

More coverage of our incredible victory this week! For teachers, summer is typically sloooooooow, a much-needed break after wearing the multiple hats of social worker, soccer coach and career counselor all year long. Not so for adjuncts, who take off their hats and grab their aprons. Luke Niebler, an adjunct from the English department at the Commun…

Allegheny CountyCommunity College adjuncts vote to unionize

The news is spreading. We overwhelmingly formed a union today! Adjunct professors at the Community College of Allegheny County voted overwhelmingly today in favor of joining a union. Nearly 60 percent of the 800 adjunct faculty members participated in the vote, which came down 394 to 64 in favor of affiliating with the American Federation of Teachers. The full-…


86% of us just voted yes! 394 yes votes!

Currently at the PLRB for our vote count! Looking good!

Monday 7/13 is the last day to vote. If you haven't voted yet, hand deliver you ballot to the PLRB's downtown Pittsburgh office by 5PM! The address is 301 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Ryan Eckes is an #adjunct professor at Temple University and a member of United Academics of Philadelphia. He has a message for all eligible adjuncts at CCAC who are voting for their union!

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