The Delegate Assembly approved putting forth a question to the members on the ballot, revising the date that members approved for sabbatical leave applications.
Why is the Delegate Assembly putting this forth to members?
- During contract negotiations, the three union presidents of the 4Cs, AFT, and AFSCME agreed to a common due date and language for sabbatical leave applications. The agreed upon date that sabbatical applications were due was the first day of the spring academic semester (see Tentative Agreement, #7). It was put forth to our members and ratified.
- After our members ratified the change, the AFT union determined that the spring date was not feasible and agreed to keep the deadline for sabbatical leave applications as November 15.
- The System Office left the November 15 deadline for sabbatical leave applications in the 4Cs Contract, and we have been discussing it now for over nine months.
- The System wants to have a unified due date for sabbatical leave applications for the three unions.
- During this academic year, the campuses abided by the November 15 deadline.
Why is the Delegate Assembly recommending this change?
- The 4Cs has heard from our members that the first day of spring semester as the due date for sabbatical leave applications is a problem, mainly because of the timeline is too compressed.
- Common language and dates with the other unions means a smoother administration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Therefore, the Delegate Assembly recommends ratification of a change of the date that sabbatical leave applications are due from the first day of the spring semester to November 15.