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Cuyahoga Community College Chapter: AAUP

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Welcome Message
Our Mission
The Executive Committee
Your Campus Representatives
Union Office Address & Location

Welcome Message

On behalf of our President, Ed Foley, and the chapter Executive Committee, welcome to the CCC-AAUP web site. The AAUP's mission is described by the motto, "Quality through Unity." As we expect even more challenges ahead, our mission remains just as important as ever. The strength of our union depends on each member committing to that unity and each giving his or her best as professional educators for our students and our college.

Our new contract has given us the opportunity to make progress in joint governance. To truly make the most of this, we must be sure that these agreements are fully embraced by the administration and not allowed to be degraded by bureaucratic inaction. Change can be difficult, but we must become involved as active participants so that what has been won at the bargaining table is truly meaningful. Again, we must be ready to lead. We expect to have many more opportunities to lead going forward, as many of you serve on the various AAUP and/or Faculty Senate committees. President Foley and your Executive Committee have been working with Faculty Senate to staff these important committees which are just getting started to work on important issues that could affect each of us in coming years.

The most important initiative though in the near future is working for the passage of the Tri-C levy which is on the ballot November 4. Every member of your Executive Committee has made a significant financial contribution to the levy campaign fund. The members have stepped up and more than doubled their rate of participation. Many are also helping by volunteering for the on the ground efforts needed for any successful election effort. President Foley has urged everyone to do his or her part so that faculty can continue to provide the leadership that Tri-C needs.

Communication with your AAUP leadership remains essential for defending your rights. Each member should not hesitate to discuss a potential issue with a member of the Executive Committee. Problems have surfaced where an administrator's procedures violated provisions of the contract, but had been allowed to continue because no one passed it on to his or her union representative. The sooner information about a situation is shared, the sooner it can be addressed, and in many cases prevent something from festering into a larger problem in the future. And you can call the Union office as well.

Your Executive Committee is committed to working on behalf of the members to assist all of us in living out the mission of the AAUP.

Edward Durkin

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Ed Foley
President, Ed Foley

Our Mission

Serving as the collective bargaining agent for the faculty, matters relating to wages, hours, terms and conditions of employment are addressed.  The interests of all members of the bargaining unit are represented without discrimination.  The CCC chapter is seeking quality through unity by advancing the standards, ideals, and welfare of the teaching profession.

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Executive Committee

Edward M. Foley, Business Administration, West Campus, x5297

Vice President, Metro
David Bernatowicz, History, x4524

Vice President, East
Dr. Steven Leidich, Biology, x2394

Vice President, West
Michael Boyko, Law Enforcement, / Fire Technolgoy x5037

Vice President, Westshore
Ashlee Brand, English, x5843

Edward J. Durkin, Information Technology, West Campus, x5280

Kristin Egan, Mathematics, West, x5618

Past President
*Robert Jaskulski, History, East Campus, x2357

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Your Campus Representatives
As of 2013

Eastern Representatives
Dr. Christopher Hawkins, Counseling, x2548
Christopher Kinsella, History, x21438
Angela Ugran, Political Science, x2308

Metro Representatives
Dr. Gary Carrington, Counseling, x4664
Suzanne Reyes, English, x4573
Michael Wilkins, Mathematics, x4037

Western Representatives
Dr. Holly Clemens, Physical Education, x5070
Jeffery Tuma, Philosophy, x5499
Donya Waugh, Psychology, x5534

Westshore Representative
Kirsten Windahl, ESL, x5819

* Non-voting advisor to Executive Committee.

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Union Office Address & LocationMap to Union Office and Link to MapQuest

Lori Price, Office Manager

5415 Schaaf Road
Independence, Ohio 44131

Map to the Office

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