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Community College Pay and Benefits Equity Act of 2014 (HB 14-1154)

NOTE: March 8, 2016
More detail on the lobbyists hired by the Colorado Community College System administration to defeat the bill, as well as detail on lobbyists hired by other Colorado institutions to help defeat the bill. This report also includes detail on those who supported the bill and those who monitored it.


NOTE: Oct. 2, 2015
Lobbyists under contract to the Colorado Community College System administration (JLH Consulting & Public Affairs, LLC and the Capstone Group, LLC) were paid $62,497 to oppose HB 14-1154, according to the Colorado Secretary of State's office. To help defeat a second equal-pay-for-equal-work bill the next year  (SB15-094), the same lobbyists were paid by the CCCS $69,579. To read what new research reveals about the CCCS, see The 2015 CCCS Adjunct Index published yesterday by the AAUP Chapters of the CCCS.


Colorado Secretary of State's Office Lobbyist Report for HB 14-1154 lists which lobbyists the CCCS administration hired to defeat the bill and what CCCS  administration paid the lobbyists. A second report lists other institutions, such as the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, the Metro North Chamber of Commerce and Aims Community College, who paid their lobbyists to help CCCS administration defeat HB 14-1154.

Obstacles met creating The 2015 CCCS Adjunct Index Tips described in post published by the AAUP Academe blog:
Think outside the box and publish an index

Bill update and history:
Fiscal note (Zero, 2014; slightly slower rate of growth, 2015-2020.)
HB 14-1154 Fiscal Note

Read the pre-amended version of the bill (3/27/2014)

Read the original of the bill:

How to fund HB 14-1154: Analysis of CCCS finances


State Affairs Committee hears the Bill, Feb. 3, 2014
State Affairs Committee passes HB 14-1154 by a 7-4 vote.
Audio Recording of State Affairs Committee Hearing of HB 14-1154

AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum, seated with Rep. Randy Fischer, testifies in regard to CCCS finances.

AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum, left, with Rep. Randy Fischer, testifies in regard to CCCS finances, and in support of the measure.








Professors Larry Eson, left, and Melinda Myrick confer before the hearing.

Coverage of the hearing, Feb. 3, 2014:
Chronicle of Higher Education: (Feb. 4, 2014)
Colorado Lawmakers Take Up Sweeping Overhaul of Adjunct Working Conditions
by Peter Schmidt

Ft. Collins Coloradoan: (Feb. 3, 2014)
Pay raises for community college adjunct faculty moves ahead in Colorado legislature
by Madeline Novey

Coverage of the bill:

Ft. Collins Coloradoan: (Feb. 2, 2014)
Legislation proposes pay raise, benefits for part-time faculty at Colo. community colleges
By Madeline Novey 

The Denver Post: (Feb. 3, 2014)
Bill raises pay for adjunct profs at Colorado community colleges
by Anthony Cotton

Editorials:


The Grand Junction Sentinel (April 11, 2014)
by Charles Ashby
Bill addressing adjunct prof pay proves too costly

The Boulder Daily Camera
(March 9, 2014)
by Don Eron, AAUP Colo. Conf. Exec. Committee and National AAUP Committee A

Ft. Collins Coloradoan (March 7, 2014)
 by Stephen Mumme, AAUP Colo. Conf. Co-President

Blog posts:
Academe, by Don Eron, AAUP Colo. Conf. Exec. Committee (Feb. 14, 2014)
Colorado community college equity act song and video


Press Conference: Rep. Randy Fischer, Jan. 17, 2014

FRCC_AAUP_1-17.mp4



 Background on the bill:
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