January 29, 2023

Tentative MOA for AY2023-24 (from MC-AAUP and Management)

Dear Full time Faculty:

The negotiating teams representing the AAUP chapter and management at Montgomery College have agreed to the following for the collective bargaining agreement for the fiscal/academic year 2023-2024:

Dated December 20, 2022 

The Agreement between the Montgomery College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (the Chapter) and the Board of Trustees of Montgomery College (the College) provides for reopener negotiations for the fiscal 2024 academic year. After negotiating in good faith, the parties agree that there will be no changes to the Agreement between the College and the Chapter in the fiscal 2024 academic year other than the following: 

NON-ECONOMIC ISSUES 

A joint committee of two (2) faculty members and two (2) members of the administration will meet and confer during 2023 to analyze and provide recommendations around the issue of office hours, presently set forth in Section 5.3(A) of the Agreement. Negotiation over any changes to Section 5.3(A) will be a part of the full contract negotiations beginning in the fall of 2023 or, by mutual agreement, may result in a side letter regarding office hours prior to the start of full contract negotiations in the fall of 2023. 

ECONOMIC ISSUES Section 8.2 – Academic Year Salaries. (A) General. Fiscal 2024 Academic Year: 

Effective the first day of the academic year, the salary of any faculty member who has been in the bargaining unit for at least one semester as of the beginning of the fiscal 2024 academic year shall be increased by three percent (3%) and by as much as an additional $2,700.00, provided that no faculty member’s fiscal 2024 academic year salary under this Section 8.2(A) shall exceed $123,720.00 or be less than $62,319.00. 

A faculty member eligible for a longevity adjustment under Section 8.2(D) (five consecutive years at the maximum and satisfactory performance evaluations) will have a one-time longevity step of $1,600.00 added to the maximum salary under Section 8.2(A), for a total Fiscal 2024 Academic Year salary of $125,320.00. For the Chapter: For the College: 

This agreement was discussed at the AAUP opening meeting on 17 January 2023 and a vote on ratification will be held the week of 23 January 2023. We are appreciative of the mutually collaborative, beneficial, and cordial nature of this negotiation session, as well as the continued trust and support of our AAUP chapter members. 

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the AAUP negotiating team. 

Best regards, 

Sharon Piper, Lead negotiator AAUP- Fall 2023

Carol Kliever,  Director, Employee and Labor Relations

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