Passing of Lifetime Educator, Georgia Brousseau

posted Aug 14, 2018, 9:26 AM by Ana Jiménez

Anyone with a long history at Pima Community College knows Georgia Brousseau. Former PCC Board Member and strong advocate of employees and Meet and Confer, Georgia was instrumental in many things we take for granted at the College: from the implementation of syllabi to the formation of the East Campus. We were shocked and saddened to hear that Ms. Brousseau passed after a valiant battle with cancer on July 31, 2018. A Celebration of Life for Georgia Cole Brousseau will be held  on the 29 of Sept 2018 at Pima College East Campus in the Community Room at 10 am. We hope all who knew her or were touched by her leadership will join as we commemorate her life of service and stand with her family.

God speed, Ms. Brousseau. 
You are missed.

~Ana Jiménez
PCCEA President

Senate Reports and PCCEAExec Briefs Now Available

posted May 24, 2018, 9:54 AM by Ana Jiménez

An archive of the monthly Senate Reports and regular PCCEAExecutive Briefs are now available under the Reports, Briefs, Tips page. These have been added to the original "Tip of the Month" emails PCCEA sent back in 2011. 
New files will be added to the archive regularly. Check them out!

PCCEA Statement of Support: Arizona Public Education

posted Apr 24, 2018, 1:55 PM by Ana Jiménez

23 April 2018

For the first time in history, the teachers across the state of Arizona plan a walk-out. No one wants to walk-out, and no one walks-out without cause. In this instance, it comes after almost two decades of decimating funding for public education which has led to a mass shortage of teachers across Arizona. The walk-out comes only after a proposal by Governor Ducey failed to address overall shortfalls of funding, promising to increase teacher salaries, but at the expense of financing the tools needed to help students succeed.
Arizona public school teachers—the women and men who spend every day with our children—want to have their voice and experience respected and valued. They want to be treated as equal partners in making sure every student in Arizona succeeds. The students, teachers and educational support staff—and the state of Arizona—deserve a school system that provides enough resource for all students to succeed. In the end, that is what this walk-out is all about.
Pima Community College Education Association (PCCEA) stands firmly with the K-12 teachers of Arizona, and we will support them in their efforts to secure adequate funding that will enable them to give their students the best opportunities.

Arizona for Education

posted Apr 20, 2018, 3:10 PM by Ana Jiménez   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 1:12 PM ]

PCCEA stands with our fellow educators in their fight for adequate state funding of public education.
PCCEA encourages faculty and community members to show their support by...

What is RedForEd?

    We’ll join together as educators, parents, students, and community members to demand the funding our students need to succeed.

    We will update this page regularly with news, activism, and other events happening locally to support public education in Arizona.

    Arizona Teachers Vote To Strike, Sparking Statewide Walkout

    The governor's plan to raise teachers' salaries by 20 percent is meeting with resistance from critics who say it is unrealistic.

    Read this story

    All Faculty Day 2018 PCCEA/Senate Presentation

    posted Jan 12, 2018, 11:57 AM by Ana Jiménez   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 4:31 PM ]

    All Faculty Day 2018

    Presented by:
    • Tal Sutton, Senate President
    • Matej Boguszak, PCCEA Vice President

    PCCEA Faculty Survey Summary is also attached.

    Message from David Katz

    posted Mar 2, 2017, 6:20 AM by Ana Jiménez

    Hi Everyone,
    I want to bring to your attention some recommendations for individuals at the college who run into similar problems with their administrators.  They can be found at   I'm printing them here to make it easier to disseminate them to all your faculty representatives.  (Note:  My website www.katzvpcc is still alive.)
    What does Judge Jorgenson’s ruling do for employees at Pima Community College?

    If you have any disciplinary or employment related hearing, first, read the College Employee Policy Statement.  Make sure that all the steps in the procedure are followed.

    For any complaint procedure/meeting, bring a representative from your representative group.  If a representative is not available, reschedule the meeting.

    To protect your 14th Amendment rights to due process, at the initial meeting, insist that it be chaired by an impartial individual.  Also, insist that the proceedings of the meeting be transcribed, again, by an impartial individual.  If those individuals are not provided, reschedule the meeting and leave.   (Based on my experience, and that of others, an HR representative is not an impartial individual.)

    You have a right to be provided with a copy of the complaint.  That must be a written, detailed description of the complaint with appropriate documentation including names, time, and date.  It must be delivered personally or by certified mail.

    If the complaint is delivered personally, at the meeting, ask for time to read that complaint and schedule a meeting to discuss and respond to the complaint.

    Do not accept any hearsay information.

    You must be permitted to respond to the complaint in the timeline outlined in the Employee Policy Statement.
    For those of you who supported me in my fight against the college administration, Thank you!   You now have some guidelines to prevent this from happing to others.
    Best regards,

    Capitol Visit 2017

    posted Feb 28, 2017, 7:01 AM by Ana Jiménez   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 7:05 AM ]

    All Faculty Day 2017: PCCEA & Faculty Senate Presentation

    posted Jan 11, 2017, 11:48 AM by Ana Jiménez

    All Faculty Day 2017

    PCCEA Exec Brief

    posted Dec 13, 2016, 7:52 AM by Ana Jiménez   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 7:55 AM ]

    Throughout the year, there are various concerns brought to PCCEA that are resolved with management. We've decided to provide you with regular updates on some of these topics so you can stay informed and also to encourage you to continue to advise us on the issues that impact your working conditions so that we can best advocate for you.

    PCCEA Presentation to the Board

    posted May 12, 2016, 8:30 AM by Ana Jiménez

    Thank you to everyone who attended the Board Meeting last night. PCCEA presented after 8 pm.

    Below is a copy of our presentaion

    PCCEA Board Presentation - May 2016

    And here is an overview of this year's Meet and Confer

    meet and confer summary 2016.docx

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