Massachusetts Community College Collective Bargaining Agreement

April 11, 2021

This agreement is between the Higher Education Council (the “employer”) and the Massachusetts Teachers Association/Massachusetts Community College Council (`the Association`). The parties intend to address in this agreement how distance education and remote termination affect the day and bargaining units of the MTA/MCCC CED, as well as how collective agreements are interpreted for each unit as applicable to distance learning courses. All provisions of the respective collective agreements continue to apply in accordance with their conditions, unless they are amended. Safe on campus: a framework for the reopening of COVID-19 agreements between the MCCC and the BHE The collective agreement for the American State Federation, District and Municipal Workers (AFSCME) explain the procedures for fair resolution of complaints, conditions of employment in terms of wages and working conditions, as well as the means used to regularly advise the parties on issues of mutual perception, and aim to promote harmonious relations between the employer and the Union and to maintain a working environment in which workers are treated with dignity, respect and courtesy. The association of professional administrators` (APA) collective agreement applies for the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. This agreement is concluded by the And between the Board of Higher Education and the Association of Professional Administrators, Massachusetts Teachers Association/National Education Association, as an exclusive negotiating partner for positions in the bargaining unit. The Board of Higher Education negotiates six collective agreements that affect state and community college employees, the University of Massachusetts, state employees and municipal employees. “This agreement is entered into by College College or its successor (hereafter referred to as the employer) and by the Massachusetts Teachers Association/Massachusetts Community College Council (hereafter the Association) as the exclusive representative of negotiations for all workers in the bargaining unit described in Article I. Both parties to this agreement recognize the unique contributions of community schools to education in this Commonwealth. In addition, the parties recognize the need to strengthen and provide training at community universities.

This agreement aims to promote harmonious relations between the employer and the association. The parties are committed to maintaining and improving the quality of educational services provided by community colleges. To this end, the parties recognize their legal obligations under the provisions of the General Act, Chapter 150E, and the rules and regulations adopted there, to negotiate in good faith wages, hours, productivity and performance standards and other conditions of employment. The parties are committed to exploring other effective approaches to negotiation and labour relations. The staff manual was developed by the Bristol Community College Staff Office as a guide for university staff. The staff is responsible for the knowledge of the information contained in this manual.