|The Chaffey College Teachers’
Association (CCTA) first existed as an informal salary
for Chaffey College teachers in the 1970s. The 1976
permitted state employees to unionize, and CCTA was
recognized by the Chaffey College Board of Trustees in May
1980 as a
local affiliate of the California Teachers’ Association
CCTA was organized lagely in response to the economic
Proposition 13, which dramatically cut Community College
throughout the state starting in Summer 1978.
Ed Smith was elected CCTA’s first President, with Mike Viera serving as its first Head Negotiator. Chaffey College served approximately 10,000 students on what was then known as the Alta Loma Campus, an Ontario Skills Center, the Fontana Educational Center, the Chino Educational Center, and a Corona-Norco Educational Center. Faculty Senate President Phil Hartley was elected the next CCTA President in August 1980, and the first Collective Bargaining Agreement between CCTA and the College was completed in May 1981.
This agreement formed an association of full- and part-time faculty; it was 34 pages long.
Load factors were introduced in 1985, when CCTA was renamed to CCFA; full-time salary ranged from $17,800 to $33,000.
Today, CCFA continues to represent 230 full- and 875+ part-time faculty at a multi-campus college that serves 20,000 students.
CCTA/CCFA Presidents (dates approximate): Phil Hartley (1981 to 1984); John Extale (1984-1988); Woodford Martin (1988-1991); Louise Agos (1991-1995); Michael Alexander (1995 to 2002); Bret McMurran (2002 to 2017); Jon Ausubel (2017 to 2021; 2022-2023); Bruce Osburn (2021-2022).
CCTA/CCFA Negotiators (dates approximate): Jo Alvarez (2018-2019), Jonathan Ausubel (2002-2011), Kevin Cameron (2020-present); Monica Carter (2018-2021), Pauline Corse (1997-1999); DE Creasy-Valdez (2000-2002, 2009-2011); Greg Creel (2014-2018); Dale DesLauriers (2000-2005); Vera Dunwoody (2014-2016); Rod Elsdon (2016-2018); John Fay (2003-2011); Chris Flores (2004-2007); Michael Fong (2020-present); Sue Herman (2013-2018); Bret McMurran (1999-2002; 2018-present); Erna Noble (1987-1996); Kyle Pennett (1998-2002); Frank Pinkerton (1981-1998); Jim Powell (2000-2001); Art Sheppard (1987-1997); Bob Toister (1995-1998); Mike Viera (1980-1985)