Ventura County Community College District Faculty Members Protest at Board MeetingNovember 15, 2019 |
by Jeremy Childs
Dozens of Ventura County Community College District faculty members picketed outside the district board meeting Tuesday night to highlight allegations of low pay amid stalled contract negotiations.
The protest was organized by the American Federation of Teachers Local 1828 union, which represents more than 1,200 faculty members working both full-time and part-time at Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College. Many faculty members say they have not received raises in at least three years, and negotiations over a new contract between the union and the district have stalled after the previous contract expired in June.