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March for Teachers in Monterey
Date Monday June 11
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Fremont and Camino el Estero near MPC, Monterey
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorMarch for Teachers
The MPC faculty are asking for the community to participate in the March for Teachers on June 11 at the corner of Fremont and Camino el Estero at 6 PM.

The Monterey Peninsula College Teachers' Association (MPCTA) has been working without a contract for 5 years and there has been no new contract language in 10 years, despite increased work expectations. While there has been a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) of 4% in the past decade, but this has not kept up with the >20% inflation in this time period.

75% of the faculty at MPC are adjuncts who do not have job security and do not receive benefits. The adjunct faculty at MPC are near the least compensated for their labor in the state. Adjunct faculty in CA community colleges are not allowed to teach enough to receive benefits including healthcare, sick leave, vacation pay, retirement, etc. 75% of the faculty at MPC do not receive these basic benefits.

The full time tenured MPC faculty with 20 years of experience are paid the 71st lowest of the the 72 community colleges in the state.

Please join the MPC faculty at the March for Teachers on June 11 at the corner of Fremont and Camino el Estero at 6 PM. They anticipate going to mediation that day to work toward better working conditions.

For further information please contact Lauren Handley at handley.lauren [at] gmail.com with MARCH for TEACHERS in the subject line.

Meet at corner of Fremont and Camino El Estero and then march from there to campus where the mediation is happening.
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Added to the calendar on Saturday Jun 2nd, 2018 12:17 AM