We are dedicated to a philosophy at Portland Community
College which provides for all its students, an atmosphere stimulating
to an individual’s
intellectual, vocational, and personal growth. We recognize that this
pursuit is a cooperative activity of students, faculty, supporting personnel,
and administration. Thus, this Constitution sets forth the base through
which to realize these goals.
ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this organization shall be PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FEDERATION OF FACULTY
AND ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS, Local 2277, AFT; also known as PCCFFAP or the Federation.
ARTICLE II – OBJECTIVES
of this organization shall be:
bring members of the faculty into relations of mutual assistance and
advance the professional interests of community college faculty.
improve the instruction at Portland Community College.
eliminate all forms of discrimination in education.
cooperate with organized labor for the purpose of advancing democratic concepts
through the schools at all levels.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
teaching faculty, Academic Professionals (AP), librarians, counselors,
and others at PCC designated by Employment Relations Board ruling as
qualified for inclusion in a bargaining unit are eligible for membership.
current dues paying Federation members of a bargaining unit may have
voice and vote on contract matters affecting that bargaining unit.
is the right of the membership to rescind any decision of the Executive
Council by petition and vote as provided for in the By-Laws of this
membership without the right to vote shall be open to retired members
and to members who withdraw from the profession for research or other
pursuits and who wish to maintain affiliation.
member may have the right to vote by absentee ballot as provided for
in the By-Laws of this Constitution.
discrimination shall ever be shown toward individual members or applicants
for membership because of race, religious faith, sexual orientation
or political activities or belief.
member may be expelled for acts detrimental to the Federation upon
presentation of written charges signed by at least one-fourth (1/4)
of the total membership. The member shall have the right to appeal
the decision to the membership at the following General Membership
Meeting and shall be reinstated with full rights if a majority of the
members present vote to reinstate.
who fail to pay dues shall be dropped from the rolls and their names
removed from the records of the National Office. The member may be
reinstated upon payment of dues.
ARTICLE IV - STRUCTURE
(Note: Article IV, Section 2 includes amendments that were approved in an election in Fall 2009. Officers in deleted positions will serve out the remainder of their terms. New offices will take effect with the next election for those offices).
- The Executive Council shall consist of all elected Officers of the
organization and shall have duties and responsibilities as provided
for in the By-Laws of this Constitution.
2. The officers of the organization shall
consist of the following:
Full-time Faculty Membership
Part-time Faculty Membership
Full-time Faculty Grievance/Contract Administration
Part-time Faculty Grievance/Contract Administration
Academic Professional Grievance/Contract Administration
Vice-President: Political Action
Sylvania (2 Full-time Faculty & 2 Part-time Faculty & 1 Academic Professional)
Cascade (1 Full-time Faculty & 1 Part-time Faculty & 1 Academic Professional)
Rock Creek (1 Full-time Faculty & 1 Part-time Faculty & 1 Academic Professional)
Southeast Center(1 Full-time Faculty/Academic Professional & 1 Part-time Faculty)
Extended Learning Campus
shall have duties and responsibilities as defined in the By-Laws of
to hold elective office shall be limited to those who have been members
of PCCFFAP for not less than thirty (30) calendar days and are currently
in good standing.
Representatives (Fed. Reps.) shall be appointed by the President with
the advice and consent of the Executive Council and Shall have
duties and responsibilities as provided for in the By-Laws of this
ARTICLE V – COMMITTEES
following committees shall be active in the Federation:
Grievance and Contract Administration
Committee on Political Education (COPE)
where otherwise specified in this Constitution and its By-Laws, the
chair of each standing committee and of all special committees shall
be appointed by the President with the consent of a majority of the
where otherwise specified in this Constitution and its By-Laws, members
of each committee shall be appointed by the chair of each committee
with the consent of the Executive Council.
Committees will be formed when the Executive Council deems them necessary.
and responsibilities of these committees are as defined in the By-Laws
of this Constitution.
ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS
Membership Meetings shall be held at least once during the academic
year as provided for in the By-laws of this Constitution.
Representatives (Fed Reps) shall hold meetings once each quarter for
their respective campus or site groups.
Council Meetings shall be held at least monthly during the academic
year as provided for in the By-Laws of this Constitution.
meetings of the Executive Council or the Membership may be called as
provided for in the By-Laws of the Constitution.
VII – ELECTIONS
Elections will be held in accordance with certification
requirements of the organizations with which the PCCFFAP is affiliated
and with the provisions of the By-Laws of this constitution.
VIII – DUES
dues will be assessed the members of this organization and the amount
will be set as provided for in the By-Laws of this Constitution.
budget will be planned and approved as provided for in the By-Laws
of this Constitution and shall govern spending by the Executive Council,
officers and staff.
IX – AMENDMENTS
may be made to this Constitution and By-Laws only by a vote of the
notice of a proposed amendment and the specific text of that amendment
must be submitted to the Executive Council at least thirty (30) calendar
days before ballots for the proposed amendment are made available to
Executive Council will publish the proposal with or without recommendation
no less than fifteen (15) calendar days before the ballots for the
proposed amendment are made available to the membership.
two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes cast shall be required to adopt
an amendment to this Constitution. A simple majority of the votes cast
shall be required to adopt an amendment to the By-Laws of this Constitution.