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Fall 2009 Referendum Results

The ballots have been tallied for the Fall 2009 AFA Faculty Referendum. The final counts for each initiative are below in the right columns. You can view the original referendum document that explains the consequences of the result for each initiative by clicking the link (for example, “A1”) to the left of the initiative.

click on blue links below
 
       
         
Click link to the left to view the referendum document.      
Read the comments of your colleagues by clicking on the"Discussion" link to the left.  You may contribute to this discussion by emailing your comments to afa@santarosa.edu using your College email and subject line: REFERENDUM.      
         
 
Initiatives for Adjunct Faculty:
     

If regular faculty members take a 1% reduction to the annual salary schedule to provide ongoing funding for the Adjunct Medical Benefits Program, then hourly faculty salaries should be reduced by 1%. This 1% reduction would be over and above the current 0.565% reduction. 
     A. Yes      B. No

Yes

No

132

72

64.7%

35.3%

Adjunct faculty members should have the option of Social Security as a retirement benefit program.
(Restrictions apply.)
     A. Yes      B. No

Yes

No

175

26

87.1%

12.9%

Adjunct faculty members should participate as a unit in the State Disability Insurance Program, at a cost to the individual of 1.1% of salary.
     A. Yes      B. No

Yes

No

125

75

62.5%

37.5%

         
         
 
Initiatives for Regular Faculty:
     

Regular faculty members’ annual salaries (choose one):

     A.  Should be reduced by no more than 2.5% to offset State funding reductions
         to the hourly schedules (adjunct and overload). This 2.5% reduction would be
         over and above the current 0.565% reduction.

     B.  Should be reduced by no more than 0.565% (one additional furlough day in
         2009-10) to offset State funding reductions to the hourly schedules (adjunct
         and overload). This 0.565% reduction would be over and above the current
         0.565% reduction.

     C.  Should not be reduced by more than the current 0.565% reduction.

A

B

C

20

75

75

11.8%

44.1%

44.1%

The District should continue to fund increases in regular faculty medical benefits, potentially causing reductions in regular faculty salary schedules and retirement benefits of current regular faculty members, or potentially causing changes in the medical benefits program.
     A. Yes      B. No

Yes

No

82

82

50.0%

50.0%

If regular faculty members were to share the cost of increases in regular faculty medical benefits premiums, then each regular faculty member should contribute (choose one):
     A.  A fixed percentage of his/her salary.
     B.  A fixed percentage of his/her premium costs.
     C.  A fixed amount in excess of a determined base.

A

B

C

33

96

38

19.4%

56.5%

22.4%

If adjunct faculty members take a 1% reduction to the hourly salary schedules to provide ongoing funding for the Adjunct Medical Benefits Program, then regular faculty annual salaries should be reduced by 1%. This 1% reduction would be over and above the current 0.565% reduction.
     A. Yes      B. No

Yes

No

49

120

29.0%

71.0%

The qualifications for the Early Retirement Option should be adjusted to provide a potential funding source for salary or benefits.
     A. Yes      B. No

Yes

No

118

51

69.8%

30.2%

The Retiree Medical/Dental Stipend Program should be eliminated for faculty hired in the future in order to provide a potential funding source for salary or benefits.
     A. Yes      B. No

Yes

No

94

71

57.0%

43.0%

         

 
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