The UFO has established this website to provide the Ohlone College Faculty access to our contract, our newsletters and our Executive Committee.
Our faculty established the UFO in 1979 as an independent union to protect your employment rights as well as engage in collective bargaining pursuant to the California Public Employees Act of 1976. The UFO and the Ohlone College Board of Trustees, through our respective negotiators, collectively bargain any and all issues relating to working conditions and conditions of employment.
UFO 2014-2015 Contract
After being ratified by the UFO and approved by the Board of Trustees on December 10, 2014, the 2014-2015 UFO Contract will now go into effect. Some highlights of the new contract are:
- FT faculty who are currently enrolled in medical benefits through the District will receive a $550 monthly medical benefits allowance, beginning with the pay period ending December 31, 2014 and effective through June 30, 2017. Unless we negotiate otherwise in the future, the allowance amount at that time will revert to $300, the ongoing amount the District was willing to commit to. (The UFO negotiations team can and will continue to negotiate this item).
- FT faculty who are not currently enrolled in medical benefits through the District will receive a one-time 5% salary bonus, which will be included in the January 2015 paycheck. If these faculty choose to enroll in medical benefits through the District in the future (the next open enrollment period would be in Fall 2015), they, too, would receive the medical benefits allowance described above, beginning with pay period ending December 31, 2015.
- One full step (Step 5) will be added to the part-time salary schedule, which will be 5% higher than the current highest step (Step 4), effective January 1, 2015.